JAMESTOWN (NewsDakota.com)- Temperatures were falling and the wind was blowing as summer officially said goodbye at Ernie Gates Field. The Blue Jays hosted the Bismarck Century Patriots, but unfortunately couldn’t hold onto the football. Jamestown turned it over five times en route to a 35-8 loss.
For the second straight week it was a cascade of big plays that did in the Jays. Century needed just three plays on their opening drive to score the games first points. Dylan Luetz carried the ball three times on the drive for 59 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown, that was set up by a 43-yard run.
Jamestown’s defense was able to work themselves out of some tough situations following three turnovers that set the Patriots up in great field position. But midway through the 2nd quarter Matt Grounds was intercepted and there was nothing the defense could do about this one, it was returned for six.
Century added a 77-yard touchdown pass on a wide receiver screen to Drew Wiseman, who broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage and went virtually untouched the rest of the way. The Patriots took a 21-0 lead into the break.
Late 3rd quarter, Ground was intercepted for the third time. Wiseman jumped a pass to TE Mark Wagner and went 33-yards to pay-dirt.
Both teams would score to close out the game in the fourth. Jamestown got a touchdown pass from Ground to Tyler Ukestad with :07 left to avoid getting shutout for the second time this season.
Jamestown’s record drops to 1-4 on the season. Century picks up their 3rd win, to go to 3-2.
The Blue Jays will be on the road at Bismarck High next Friday night. Game is slated for a 7pm start.
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