Monday, September 16, 2019

No luck needed, SJO tarnishes visiting Saints, 18-7

Jordan Kelly
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks
St. Joseph-Ogden's Jordan Kelly runs through the team tunnel before the start of their home game against Bloomington Central Catholic on Friday, September 13. The Spartans, thanks to a stout defensive effort once again, won the Illini Prairie Conference matchup, 18-7. Click this link to see all of the photos from Friday's home game against BCC.


SJO press box under a full moon
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks
A full moon floats above the press box at St. Joseph-Ogden High School during Central Catholic game. The Saints, who were held to just ten first downs and only 155 all-purpose yards, had virtually no luck in trying had the Spartans their first loss of the season. The IPC win improved SJO's record to 3-0 and sets the stage for what could be crucial road game at Unity as they step closer to postseason playoff eligibility.


Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks
A flute player from the St. Joseph-Ogden marching band plays the school fight song before the start of the game.


Keaton Nolan scores for SJO
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Keaton Nolan is tripped up as he crosses the goal line by a Central Catholic defender on his way to scoring an SJO touchdown. Nolan ran for 107 yards on 20 carries in addition to scoring his TD for St. Joseph-Ogden.


Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks
Isaiah Immke cheers with fellow students during the second half of the Spartans home game. The victory put SJO in a two-way tie for first with also unbeaten Illinois Valley Central, who will face St. Joseph-Ogden here under Friday night lights on October 11.


SJO trumpet player
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks
A member of the Spartan Marching Band plays during the halftime time show. The band performed their competition routine dubbed "Decomposer". See more photos of the band performing . . .


Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks
With Brayden Weaver providing protection, St. Joseph-Ogden's Crayton Burnett hands off the ball to Keaton Nolan during his team's home game against Bloomington Central Catholic. All three players scored once to lead SJO past BCC, 18-7. Nolan finished with 107 yards and Weaver added another 104 against BCC. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)



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