NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - We saw signs of improvement in 7-on-7's this summer.. Right before the season started head coach Mark Songy could feel the winds of change for Jesuit. Five games into 2018, we can now see the Jays are for real. Undefeated in the Catholic League after wins over St. Aug and Holy Cross.
“We ran into a buzzsaw against Warren Easton, which is a really, really good football team. But I think that prepared us to continue to get better, to continue to improve. I’m not really surprised how well we’re playing on defense. We have some good players there. Our coaches are making sure the right guys are in the game at the right time. Offensively our quarterback is playing well. He’s been spreading the ball around a little bit,” said Jesuit Head Coach Mark Songy.
The gauntlet of tough games in the Catholic League continues this Friday night, when the Jays take undefeated, and No. 1 ranked John Curtis.
“I don’t have to tell these guys anything. We started out with that rah-rah stuff early in the year. I figured out they were probably not listening to me, which is fine. They’re a self-motivated bunch. Last couple of weeks I haven’t had to say a thing. We’re running right in to the meat of our schedule right now. With John Curtis, then Rummel right after that. You know it’s the Catholic League, and every week, everything is big,” said Songy.
" Seniors, we really take control at practice. We make sure everyone is running around, and doing what they’re supposed to do. Making sure they know it’s the little things that are going to get us the win at the end of the day. So the pep talks are good, we’ll do them every now and then. Everybody is self-motivated and knows where they want to go," said offensive lineman Jacob Kieff.