The Regis Jesuit Raiders (4-0) came from behind on Friday night to defeat the visiting Mullen Mustangs (2-2) by a score of 30-21. The Raiders leaned on the dual-threat ability of sophomore quarterback Nicco Marchiol who threw for two touchdowns and also added two on the ground.
The Raiders got the first score of the game when Marchiol found senior wideout Ty Mcguire for a touchdown on their first possession of the game. However, Mullen quickly responded when senior tailback Damien Cearns raced 75 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 7.
Each team would trade a pair of punts before Marchiol would again pass for a touchdown, this time to junior tight-end Clay Nanke, early in the second quarter. Mullen would again answer the Regis score with a score of their own. Senior quarterback Kyle Remington would find sophomore Michael Brouillette in the endzone, tying the game at 14.
Mullen forced a Regis punt and got the ball back just before halftime. That is when Remington found senior Ben Marcoux for a 55-yard touchdown pass to give the Mustangs a lead going into the halftime locker room.
The Raiders got the ball to begin the second half and Marchiol used his legs to run in for a touchdown. However, there was a bad snap on the extra point attempt and Mullen remained in front 21-20.
Mullen was forced to punt on the next drive and Regis failed on a fourth down attempt from the Mullen 35-yard line. On the very next play Remington found Brouillette for a 29-yard gain and the Mustangs looked to add to their lead. However, the offense stalled, and kicker Wilson Yee missed a long 51-yard field goal attempt.
Regis regained possession and drove down the field. At the beginning of the fourth quarter kicker Jordi De La Torre made a 30-yard field goal that would put the Raiders ahead for good.
Marchiol added another rushing touchdown to seal the game for the Raiders, as they would outscore the Mustangs 16-0 in the second half and win by a final of 30-21.
Next up for the Mullen Mustangs will be a road game against the Grandview Wolves next Friday September 27that Legacy Stadium.
The Raiders will travel to Thornton to play Horizon on Thursday September 26th.
Mullen 7 14 0 0 21
Regis Jesuit 7 7 6 10 30
Regis Jesuit-Mcguire from Marchiol 6 yards, (De La Torre kick) 7:45
Mullen-Cearns 75 run (Yee kick) 7:26
Regis Jesuit-Nanke from Marchiol 15 yards, (De La Torre kick) 9:09
Mullen-Brouillette from Remington 6 yards, (Yee kick) 3:40
Mullen-Marcoux from Remington 55 yards, (Yee kick) 0:47
Regis Jesuit-Marchiol 19 run (conversion failed) 9:15
Regis Jesuit-De La Torre 30-yard Field Goal 11:08
Regis Jesuit-Marchiol 1 run (De La Torre kick) 1:15
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