Oct. 23, 2022
Coach D. Kelly, NDRS | Photography: S. Crema
Notre Dame started slowly Friday afternoon, surrendering a 1st quarter touchdown to Belmont.
The Jugglers were plagued by early game miscues in the form of an interception and a fumble. Belmont's touchdown was scored by their running back on a 10-yard screen pass.
Down 7-0, Notre Dame rallied with three straight touchdowns.
First, receiver Eathen Knutson hauled in a Max Brougham pass and made a great 30-yard run down the right sideline for a major. Then, running back Zack White, taking advantage of a Belmont fumble, scored on a 4-yard run-off tackle. Finally, Knutson scored again, this time on an 8-yard reception from Brougham.
Kyle Torresan converted all three of these scores to make it 21-7 ND. Belmont took advantage of another interception to score on a 5-yard run just before the half to close the gap to 21-14.
The Jugglers came out strong in the second half, determined to make up for a very average beginning to the game.
First, QB Brougham made a great 40-yard run off a broken play to set up another short White touchdown. This made the score 28-14. Then Brougham took the ball himself on a QB scramble and added another major from 20-yards out.
Finally, Kyle Torresan, Notre Dame's dangerous return man, took a punt at midfield and raced down the left sideline for the touchdown. Torresan was successful on all but the last conversion kick as the final score read 41- 14 Notre Dame.
We were very sloppy in the first half, but made up for it with a great second half performance. We will have to be more consistent and stronger in all aspects of our game if we are going to defeat a very strong South Delta team next Friday night at Burnaby Lake.