Pine defeats Pope John Paul in close game Friday night

Published 11:26 pm Friday, October 30, 2015

By John Glover

For The Daily News


SLIDELL — Pine picked up its second win of the season Friday night, winning at Pope John Paul II by the score of 14-6.

The Raiders improved to 2-6 overall, and 2-3 in District 7-2A.

Pine won the toss and chose to receive the opening kickoff. Joey Seal and the Raiders made good use of the first possession with a five-play drive from their own 20-yard line. Seals kept the ball on three of those plays, for a total of 65 yards. His final quarterback keeper from the 35-yard line earned the Raiders their first touchdown of the game.

Colton Terrell kicked for the extra point, and set the score at 7-0 in favor of Pine.

David Doane and the Jaguars tried to mount an answer but the Raiders defense held strong and kept the Jaguars from making the first down. Logan Klotz punted the ball back to the Raiders. Back in possession, Seals met a rallied Jaguar defense who held firm and kept Pine from making its first down.

For the remainder of the first, second and third quarters, the Raiders and the Jaguars traded short drives, but both defenses held strong and kept the other team at bay.
Still leading 7-0, Pine opened the fourth quarter with possession of the ball. Seal orchestrated a nine-play drive and marched the Raiders down the field.

Pine running backs Adarrius Berry and Delvric Dillon made several key plays in the scoring drive. Dillon had 52 yards of rushing to move the Raiders down the field. In the ninth play of the drive, Seal handed off to Berry at the Pope John Paul II 21-yard line.

Berry went up the center through the Jaguars defense for the touchdown. Once again, Terrell nailed the extra point kick and increased Pine’s lead to 14-0.

On the next possession, the Jaguars got off to a good start with a long kickoff return. Tyler Blakeman returned the kick all the way to the Pine 35. On the very next play quarterback Reese Satterlee handed off to Connor Maples, who broke away for the touchdown.

The Jaguars’ extra point failed, but Pope John Paul II still cut the lead to 14-6.

The fourth quarter drew to a close, with neither team able to push through the other’s defense again.

Pine returns home Friday, Nov. 6, as the Raiders host St. Thomas Aquinas.