St. Stanislaus scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter in its 21-10 come-from-behind win over Biloxi in the Shrimp Bowl on Saturday at Indian Stadium.
The Rockachaws trailed 7-6 after three quarters. But they rallied behind quarterback Jake Greer, who had 120 rushing yards and 104 passing yards. Greer’s runs of 21 and 16 yards put the ball at Biloxi’s 22-yard-line. On the next play, Greer connected with Thomas Williams for the touchdown. The Rockachaws led 14-10 after Greer connected with Andrew Trapani for the 2-point conversion.
“Nobody knows about Jake Greer, he’s a mystery man,” said Rockachaws coach Jeff Jordan. “He was a linebacker last year, and we moved him to quarterback. Jake’s a fierce competitor and very cerebral player. He’s a true dual-threat quarterback. He has got a live arm and he can run the ball like a running back, but he has command of the offense. The kids believe in him, and it’s his offense.”
The Rockachaws (1-0) intercepted the Indians on their third possession of the fourth quarter. Delvin Henry got his first of two interceptions on the night.
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SSC capitalized off the turnover. Cahill Marlowe’s 37 yard run and Greer’s 8-yard keeper put the Rockachaws at Biloxi’s 4 yard line. Marlowe’s 4 -yard TD run and Beau Rimmer’s PAT kick closed the game’s scoring.
“We started controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football,” Jordan said. “When were successfully able to run the football, we were able to do what we wanted to do offensively. Jake did a great job of running the offense. We didn’t turn the ball over in the second half, and that was the difference in the ball game.”
Biloxi got on the scoreboard first as the Rockachaws were driving. Anthony Crouse sacked Greer and forced a fumble. Riko Carter ran 95 yards for a 7-0 Indians’ lead at halftime.
St. Stanislaus closed within 7-6 with 2:12 remaining in the third quarter on Marlowe’s 4-yard TD run. Carter blocked the PAT kick to keep the Indians ahead.
Cade Ganey’s 34-yard field goal on the second play of the fourth quarter extended Biloxi’s lead to 10-6.
Henry’s 50 yard interception return to the Indians’ 25 with just over three minutes left ended the game. Justin McClenden also recorded an interception in the first half.
Kenyatta Harrell led the Indians with 112 rushing yards. The Indians lost quarterback Brodie King to an injury in the first half.
“They outcoached us and outplayed us,” said Biloxi coach Bobby Hall. “We’ve got to give those guys credit. We’ve got come back and work and put this thing back together. We’ve got to get better. You can’t make turnovers and win games. We had too many of them.”