By Riley Donahue,
By the end of the second half, the Davis High men’s rugby team had tried its best to catch up to Jesuit, but were unable to find the points necessary to do so. The game ended with a final score of 5-30, Jesuit.
The first half saw Jesuit score two tries as well as a penalty leaving Davis at the half with a score of 0-13.
Davis came back hard in the second half, and despite some mistakes in the lineouts there were hard hits by senior Nash Nunes, as well as long carries of the ball by Talek Deary and Tristan Lonso.
Deary had breakaway runs that stretched over 30 yards and involved fancy footwork that let him weave through the onslaught of Jesuit players. Lonso was able to make similar runs by kicking the ball down the field and then catching up and grabbing ahold of it before the Jesuit players had a chance to.
Although Davis High was not able to pull it together to come out on top, the team and audience was encouraged and energized by the try scored by senior Jerid Roberson with four minutes left in the second half.
Senior Wally Perez thought that the team did not play to its full potential, and that with some adjustments, they should be able to crush their next opponents.
“We’re much better than that,” Perez said. “Just give us more time, and we should be able to smack the other teams. We were making mistakes that really hurt us and they were taking advantage of it; we couldn’t really do anything about it.”
Even with these mistakes, Perez thinks that by the next game, they’ll be ready to really prove their skills.