On Saturday, Oct. 1, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s varsity football team played a non-league game against Clayton Valley High School. Jesuit lost 35-21.
Jesuit made a strong rally in the second quarter, but Clayton Valley sealed the game in the third quarter with two touchdowns.
Wide receiver and safety Trenton Dewar ’23 points to a lack of effort and physicality with how the game ended.
“For sure our physicality needs to increase,” Trenton said. “Our effort definitely needs to increase if we want to win games.”
Defensive Coordinator Coach Sean Morris echoes Trenton’s insights when assessing the team’s performance.
“We left a lot on the table,” Coach Morris said. “[But,] our effort wasn’t where it should have been. I felt like we started off the year very strong effort-wise, [but then] got away from things that we did very well.”
Coach Morris also believes that Jesuit’s poor performance during the game was because of mental blocks they experienced when they found themselves in adverse positions.
Photo by Brandon Curry ’25