Bruins football team brings a defeat to the West Lincoln Bears


Harper Evers

Junior Chris Watson, left, and senior Kevin May during a game against the West Lincoln Bears.

Leah Clark, Co-editor

The St. Joe Bruins brought their record to 2-1 with a win against the West Lincoln Bears this past Friday. With a score of 20-16, the team overcame a week of hardships after losing their star quarterback Emile Picarella due to issues with eligibility. “The situation that we have been put in is very unfortunate,” said Bruin head football coach John Bond. “However, I told the boys that we still have a season, and we are nowhere near giving up.

Despite not having Picarella, junior Chris Watson stepped up to the quarterback position to perform a massive game. Watson, who is usually a starting wide receiver for Bruins, contributed an 166 yards of rushing as well as one fumble recovery on the other side of the ball.

The West Lincoln Bears proved to be a very fast-paced team, which caused the Bruin defense to make some major plays. “We knew that they would try to outrun us by going down our sides,” said 10th grade lineman Robert Clark. “So that required us to try and stop them in the backfield.”

This Friday, the St. Joseph Bruins will be facing the Velma Jackson Falcons at Bill Raphael Field on the St. Joe Campus. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Only those wearing St. Joe issue wristbands will be allowed to purchase tickets for the game. Tickets are $7 each and limited due to State Health Department guidelines .

Those who wish to attend the game, but cannot make it can tune into the Bruin Broadcasting Network. The livestream of the game can be watched through Bruin TV by clicking here or listened to live on WJXC Jackson, Mississippi Catholic Radio, 107.9 FM starting at 6:45 p.m.

Click the photo gallery below to see pictures from last week’s game against the West Lincoln Bears.