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No state record yet for WR Jake Oliver, but Jesuit rolls Richardson Berkner, 52-7
Jesuit receiver Jake Oliver’s run at the state record for career receptions hit a little bit of a snag — thanks to his own team’s proficiency.
Passing wasn’t a priority and second half playing time non-existent for Oliver in Jesuit’s 52-7 rout of Richardson Berkner on Friday night at Jesuit-Haggar Stadium.
Oliver and most of the other Jesuit starters watched a scoreless second half from the sideline.
“The main thing tonight was getting a win, not the record,” said the 6-4, 200-pound University of Texas pledge, now 12 receptions away from breaking the record of 264 held by Jordan Shipley, who played for Rotan and Burnet from 2000 to 2003. “If it happens, it happens.”
Oliver moved up one rung in the record book, to third overall, after making three catches to increase his total to 253 for his four-year career. He passed the 252 catches by Nati Valdez, who played for Mission from 1986 to ’88.
Jesuit (4-1, 1-1 District 9-5A), No. 13 in SportsDay’s Class 5A area rankings, scored touchdowns on seven of nine possessions in the first half and added a field goal on another to open a 52-7 lead at the break.
“That’s pretty much the way we’ve been playing with the exception of a couple of minutes last week,” Jesuit coach Brandon Hickman said.
Senior quarterback Jack Brezette in one half of work threw for 152 yards and four touchdowns, two going to Oliver.
Will Brown accounted for three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, and Orion Salters caught a score and rushed for one.
Calvin Jones started in place of an injured Yedidiah Louis at quarterback for Berkner (1-4, 0-2) and accounted for the only Rams touchdown on a 3-yard run that cut the Jesuit lead to 21-7 late in the first quarter.
Berkner lost three fumbles, punted seven times and in the last three games has allowed an average of 50 points per game.