Varsity football loses to Westbrook

By Trey Duncan ’20

Coming off of a 28-17 win and a team of the week naming by KPRC, Strake Jesuit football lost to Beaumont Westbrook, 61-21 on Friday evening, September 6.

Last year Westbrook upset Strake in a grinding battle during the second round of the playoffs. 

The Fighting Crusaders went into this game with a chip on their shoulder. The first quarter proved this to be true. It was action vs reaction: Their offense would score, and Jesuit would score. They stopped our offense and we stopped theirs. Senior QB William Dickason and Senior RB Dylan Campbell drove our offense with strong runs, with Dickason taking a bootleg 47 yards into the redzone, and Campbell bulldozing for a 50 yard touchdown. 

As the game went on, the Fighting Crusaders lost their step. Westbrook stopped our offense more consistently, and the defense was missing tackles. Both sides were not playing to their full potential. Beaumont Westbrook is known for its explosive athleticism and took advantage of our lapse in concentration. They scored the majority of their points in the second and third quarters. We had no answer for them.

Although this loss seems tough, the bright side is Strake Jesuit was not at its best. The Crusaders will play the Eisenhower Eagles at their stadium next Thursday, this time a lot more hungry to prove themselves.