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Jesuit WR Jake Oliver moves closer to state record in 59-7 win over W.T. White
Big game caps big week for receiver
On Thursday afternoon, Jesuit senior receiver Jake Oliver was honored with a ceremony to become the school’s first player in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio. A day later, he continued his march toward setting a state record for career receptions.
Moving up one spot in each of his last two games, Oliver had six catches in a 59-7 victory over W.T. White to move into a tie for No. 2 on the all-time receptions list. He needs five catches to tie the record of 264 as Jesuit (5-1, 2-1 in District 9-5A) heads into a home game next week against Lake Highlands.
Committed to Texas, Oliver had three touchdowns among six catches for 96 yards. Oliver has 44 catches on the season and is tied with current Oklahoma standout Trey Metoyer of Whitehouse for No. 2 on the receptions list at 259. Former Texas star Jordan Shipley set the record of 264 from 2000 to 2003 while playing at Rotan and Burnet.
“It’s been a great week, it was a big honor for me and my teammates to get the [U.S. Army jersey],” said Oliver, who didn’t play in the second half after Jesuit built a 49-0 lead. “We’ve been working all year, all week on getting our running game better. Doing that and to keep winning. If we do that, I’ll get my chances.”
Oliver had a 25-yard straight vertical for his first touchdown and caught a pair of 8-yard TD passes on completely different routes. Jesuit scored on first its possession on a 2-yard run by Will Brown. Speedy junior running back Orion Salters made it 14-0 on an 80-yard run on Jesuit’s second possession. Jesuit linebacker Evan English then recovered a fumble in the end zone.