Team Boston topped Team Eagles in the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game Sunday morning 20-16.
Team Eagles, led by BC’s backup QB Dennis Grosel got out to the early 10-0 lead in the first quarter with a rushing touchdown from Grosel, and a field goal.
After a pass interference call on Zay Flowers and a 15 yard grab by Brandon Barlow. A nice deflection by DB Nick Bearup on third down would force Jurkovec’s offense to kick, but a field goal attempt by backup kicker Danny Longman would keep Team Boston scoreless.
Team Boston would get the ball right back after a defensive stop. Two connections between Jurkovec and Jaelen Gill would put them in Team Eagles territory. But Team Eagles would hold them scoreless in the red zone yet again, as a missed kick, this time from first string kicker Aaron Bouhmeri would force Team Boston to remain scoreless.
Team Boston would stop Team Eagles, and Jurkovec would connect with Zay Flowers in the back of the end zone for a 35-yard touchdown pass, putting Team Boston on the board with just over a minute to play in the first half.
But that wouldn’t be all for the half.
Team Boston would get a quick stop on an interception from Jalen Williams would put Jurkovec’s squad inside the 30 with roughly 30 seconds to go. On second down, Jurkovec would connect with Zay Flowers in the end zone for his second touchdown in less than a minute. Team Boston would head into the half up 14-10, after being down the entire half.
“We started off a little slow on offense,” Hafley said. “Then you saw what Phil (Jurkovec) and Zay (Flowers) were able to do and connect.”
The second half featured three different QB’s, Emmett Morehead at QB for Team Eagles, the 6-foot-5 true-freshman out of Woodside California. Team Boston had both redshirt freshman Matt Rueve and redshirt sophomore Daelen Menard.
Neither team would score in the second half until Team Eagles took the lead with just over five minutes left, with an Emmett Morehead touchdown pass to Jackson Treister to give Team Eagles the 16-14 lead.
Hans Lillis would catch the go-ahead TD with just under five minutes to go in situational play, as Team Boston would secure the victory with neither team scoring in the final minutes.
“I thought it went back and forth,” Hafley later said. “That was really my objective.”
Denzel Blackwell, a redshirt freshman had a stellar performance with three pass breakups, two on Jurkovec.
“It doesn’t surprise me, because that’s what he’s done in practice,” Hafley said about the defensive back. “He might be one of the most improved guys from the time he got here last year to now.”
“He’s going to make a run for it in training camp,” Hafley later said about Blackwell. “All he does is work hard, shows up, and competes.”
Sunday was the last time we’ll see BC in Under Armour gear, as the team has not decided what apparel they are going to be outfitted by this season.
PHOTO VIA BOSTON HERALD