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Coppell preserves dramatic win; Jesuit QB Jack Brezette breaks leg
Apparent broken leg on final play could end Jack Brezette's season
The wild game ended on the final play with Coppell celebrating a 35-28 win, and Jesuit players kneeling on the turf, watching quarterback Jack Brezette being loaded into an ambulance.
Brezette was taken to Baylor Medical Center with his left leg in a soft cast. His father, David Brezette, said the initial diagnosis from trainers on the field was a broken fibula and tibia. That’s the same injury that ended the season of his other son, Reed, two years ago.
“It appears to be both bones in his lower leg,” David Brezette said.
The injury magnified the heartbreaking loss for Jesuit. The Rangers fought back, pulling to within 7 points on Brezette’s touchdown pass to Jake Oliver with 3:24 left in the game.
Jesuit then forced Coppell to punt. The Rangers had 1:50 to drive 64 yards for a tying score.
Two interference calls kept their drive alive. The second penalty gave Jesuit the ball at Coppell’s 7-yard line with 2.6 seconds left.
Brezette dropped back, hoping to complete a pass to his third receiver in the corner of the end zone. Tight coverage forced him to scramble, then he planted his left foot for a desperation heave into the end zone. The ball fell incomplete, and somebody fell on Brezette’s leg.
“A horrible way for it to end,” Oliver said while trotting off the field.
The ending clouded some incredible feats from both sides. Coppell’s Luke Jenner carried 27 times for 205 yards and touchdowns of 9, 3 and 44 yards. The final two gave the Cowboys their 14-point lead in the fourth.
Brezette completed 33 of 63 passes for 421 yards and four touchdowns. Oliver had 16 catches for 276 yards and two scores.
The back-and-forth game started with Coppell’s Jacob Logan returning the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and Jesuit countering with Brezette’s 5-yard strike to Austin Lock.