High School Sports

High school football: Jabco, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy snap losing skid to Marion Centre

Mike Jabco scored a career-high four touchdowns as St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy snapped a seven game losing streak with a 36-16 rout of Marion Center at Bishop Guilfoyle on Friday.

Jabco had six carries for 66 yards, caught seven passes for 115 yards and filled in at quarterback when Mike Kresovich was injured. Before Kresovich went out, he completed 12 of 15 passes for 20 yards and four touchdowns.

St. Joseph’s started the game with 16 players, lost two to ejections and Kresovich to injury.

Kresovich dominated before he left.

He fired 30-yard and 60-yard scoring strikes to Jabco in the first quarter as the Wolves took a quick 16-0 lead.

Colton Fairman scored on a 16-yard run for Marion Center (2-7) to cut the margin to 16-8.

Kresovich then found Charlie Ross from 20 yards out to push the margin to 22-8. Craig Irvin’s 64-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Blake Orr cut the lead to 22-16 at the half.

Kresovich was back throwing to his favorite target again in the third quarter, finding Jabco with a lob from four yards out.

Jabco completed the scoring after taking over at quarterback. The senior rolled 21 yards with a keeper for the contest’s final touchdown. St. Joseph’s also scored on a safety when Orr was called for intentional grounding while throwing from the end zone.

Orr finished 2 of 11 for 74 yards for the Stingers. Fairman, who entered the game with 913 yards rushing, was held to 39 yards on nine carries by the Wolves’ defense.