High School Sports

Resurrection responds in strong fashion after 1st loss

Scott Sisson
Scott Sisson

The Resurrection Catholic football team responded to last week's 35-28 loss to Pass Christian in impressive fashion Friday night.

The Eagles cruised to a 46-0 win over Jay, Florida, on Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula.

RCS got it going early on the ground with Patrick Watts following a 20-yard touchdown run by Justice Sharp with his own touchdown runs of 55 and 26 yards to make it 21-0 with 2:43 left in the first quarter.

The lead grew to 32-0 at halftime thanks to a 51-yard interception return for a touchdown by Barron Freeman and a 20-yard field goal by Caydn Perez.

Patrick Roth and Blake Porter both got in the end zone in the second half to finish off the scoring for the Eagles (2-1).

RCS coach Scott Sisson was encouraged by the way his team responded following the loss.

“It was a very invigorating week of practice,” Sisson said. “We were still going full contact on Wednesday because we missed some big tackles in the game. Practice was turned up a notch this week. They responded.

“I couldn't find any faults at the end of the game. We only had one penalty and had one dropped ball. That might be it. They played some really good football. It was probably the most complete game we've played since (last year's) South State championship.”

RCS will next host Perry Central on Sept. 10.