Written by Tommy Cummings
Jesuit scores final 31 points in 45-10 win over McKinney Boyd in 5A bidistrict playoffs
PLANO — Just before halftime, Jesuit had already seized momentum with three second-quarter touchdowns, and McKinney Boyd’s hopes were beginning to fade with the absence of game-breaking running back Bryan Driskell.
But that was only the beginning.
Jesuit made it decisive with 24 second-half points off four consecutive Boyd turnovers Friday night en route to a 45-10 Class 5A Division II bi-district victory at Clark Stadium.
Jesuit (9-2), ranked No. 15 by SportsDay, takes on the Longview-Rowlett winner in the area round next week. No. 18 Boyd finished 6-5.
McKinney Boyd scored first on Driskell’s 94-yard run. Backed up to his 6 on a punt, Driskell found an opening on the right side of the line, rambled past the first defender and outran the pursuit. But Jesuit quarterback Jack Brezette directed back-to-back scoring drives, each time hitting Jordan Mastrogiovanni on a short scoring pass. Brezette, who completed 22 of 32 passes for 256 yards, found Jake Oliver open for a 34-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds left before halftime.
“They grabbed the momentum on us in the second quarter,” Boyd coach Don Drake said.
In the third quarter, the bottom completely fell out for Boyd.
On consecutive third-quarter possessions, receiver Patrick Ladd fumbled at his 18, quarterback Curtis Ladd was intercepted and Driskell fumbled. Curtis Ladd fumbled in the fourth quarter.
Jesuit answered with three touchdowns and a 34-yard field goal by Cody Wicker.