Saints dominate in 36-8 win

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2005

Tyler Van Selow carried for 123 yards and the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy defense recorded eight sacks in a 36-8 victory over visiting Bishop Sullivan Friday in NSA’s TCIS opener. Jack Wright went three-for-four for 60 yards in the victory.

Kyle Jett returned the opening kickoff 30 yards to the Saints 36, and Tyler churned out another 30 on the next play. Jett, Tyler and Tyler’s brother Brock compiled 26 yards over the next seven plays, and an encroachment penalty upped NSA to the Crusader four. Tyler ran through the left side of the line for the touchdown, and Jett kicked the extra point.

The Saints missed a chance to blow the game open early two minutes later, as a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jett was wiped out by a clipping penalty, and Tyler fumbled on the next play. NSA got the ball back, but Wright fumbled as the quarter ended, and Catholic jumped up 8-7 two minutes into the second period.

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Tyler ran 25 yards in three plays on the ensuing drive to reach the Catholic 41, and Wright uncorked a 24-yard pass to Jett. Tyler charged to the 10, and Kelvin Demps hurried around the right side, hurtled a tackler, and fell into the endzone to re-take the lead. Wright and Jett connected for the two-point conversion to go ahead, 15-8.

Jett fumbled on the next drive, but NSA got the ball at the Catholic 18, and Tyler ran six yards. On second down, Wright came toward the right sideline, searching for Adam Gillette, who was blanketed. Wright turned around, ran to the left side, and hit a wide-open Devon Arnold for Arnold’s first touchdown of the season. To end the half ahead 22-8.

The Saint defense continued to dominate, not allowing the Crusaders within the Saint 28. With 3:34 to play in the quarter, Jett returned a punt 10 yards to the Saint 34, and Tyler got five more. Wright hit Gillette for 20 yards, and Jett ran around the right side for a 39-yard score with 4:12 remaining in the third quarter.

NSA got the ball back with 10:23 left in the game, and Tyler, Wright and Jett combined for 28 yards to reach the Bishop 28.

Wright broke free up the middle, but was tackled at the goal line. He barged through on the next play for NSA’s final score.

NSA will attempt to continue its success at Christchurch next Friday.