Spirit Week 2015 – Cavs On Top

Elliot Jarett
Lee straddles the sideline after making a catch (Schuyler O'Brien/Staff Photo).

Christ Church dominated in the second half of last Friday’s game, the finale to Spirit Week, to beat their rival St. Joe’s. After a terrible start to the game, the Cavaliers bounced back and ended up winning the game 28-7. The game capped off Christ Church and St. Joe’s joint Spirit Week in which the two schools teamed up to raise money, $41,000 in total, for St. Anthony’s School, a local non-profit school that works to educate and motivate inner-city kids.

After a scoreless first quarter, St. Joe’s pulled ahead with a touchdown in the second quarter after a Christ Church fumble. The Christ Church offense had trouble moving the ball in the first half. As a result, Coach Frost benched starting quarterback Jeffrey Johnsen in the second quarter for sophomore backup Ellis Millwood. Millwood played for the remainder of the half. Christ Church finally got on the board late in the half with a touchdown on special teams. Daniel Dixon blocked a punt, and Ryan Putman returned it for a touchdown. Following the touchdown, Christ Church failed a two-point conversion leaving the Knights in the lead 7-6 going into halftime.

Johnsen returned to the field to start the second half. On the Cavs opening drive, Johnsen lead the offense down the field in short order and eventually scrambled for an 8-yard touchdown. Johnsen then successfully completed a two-point conversion pass to Lee Hudson, giving Christ Church a 14-7 lead.

With the offense back on track, the Cavaliers controlled game for the entire second half. Radford Swent ran for a 19-yard touchdown, and Roscoe Cox ran for a 22-yard touchdown later in the half. Christ Church ended up winning the game 28-7.

Christ Church is now 8-0 all-time against St. Joe’s. This game was the Cavaliers’ final regular season game as they now look forward to achieving their ultimate goal: winning a fifth consecutive state championship.