Eagles Win Shootout Against St. Joseph’s


David Meshreky

Senior Center, Dylan Parcher

Knight Jarecki, Contributor

The game started out in favor of St. Joseph’s after they took the opening kick off 95 yards for a touchdown. This put St. Joseph’s up 7-0. The next drive senior quarterback, Dominic Gamboni, threw a touchdown to Stanford commit Ben Yurosek to tie things up at 7 apiece. The Eagles would then score a field goal to go up by 3, but St. Joseph’s would not be kept quiet. The Knights would then score 14 unanswered points to go up 21-10 late in the 2nd quarter. Right before halftime, Gamboni was able to find Yurosek once again for another touchdown to cut the Knights lead to 4 points before the break. 

After the half, the Eagles received the ball and did not waste time. Quarterback Dominic Gamboni ran the ball in himself on a read-option play to put the Eagles up 23-21 after a missed extra point by Julius Salinas. The 3rd quarter was filled with empty possessions for both teams keeping the score 23-21 after 3. 

In the 4th quarter, senior running back David Stevenson rushed for an 81-yard touchdown run juking a defender at midfield putting the Eagles up 30-21 with 11:31 to go in the game. The Knights, in their ensuing possession, would then score a quarterback run by Sophomore Mark Crisp cutting the lead to 30-28 with 8:30 to go. Two minutes and nine seconds later, Gamboni would find senior wideout Chris Gutierrez in the end zone for his 4th total touchdown of the night, putting the Eagles up 37-28. This would be the final score as the Eagles would hang on for their 3rd straight victory. 

Quarterback Dominic Gamboni finished 17/27 for 226 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air while adding 22 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground. Senior David Stevenson finished with 207 yards on the ground and had a touchdown for himself. Ben Yurosek had a monstrous day on all sides of the ball. He finished with 9 catches for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns while also having 4 sacks on the defensive side of the ball. He also was named the team’s special teams player of the week for his punting duties including a punt in which he pinned St. Joseph’s inside their 5-yard line. St. Joseph moves to (2-1) on the year. They look to play Centennial in Bakersfield next Friday. BCHS improves to (3-0) in the year and hopes to stay undefeated against Faith Lutheran at home in Las Vegas. You can watch the game live on the BCHS YouTube channel bchseagles.