Bluejays win

Bluejay quarterback Cody Steffen looks to get to the edge during Friday night’s homecoming game against Wisner-Pilger. Blocking for Steffen is teammate Aaron Disher who is locked up with Wisner-Pilger’s Dylan Kneifl. GACC scored 16 4th quarter points to earn a 30-20 win over the Gators.

When it mattered most, Guardian Angels Central Catholic made the neccessary plays down the stretch to close out a 30-20 come-from-behind win over Wisner-Pilger Friday night in Beemer.

Both the Gators and Bluejays were rated in Class D1, and the game lived up to the hype. But in the end, GACC had just enough in the tank to pull out a big win.

“It was great to see the kids battle the way they did. They showed a lot of heart and determination,” Bluejay head coach Dave Ridder said.

Overcoming penalties and adversity was something the Bluejays had to do. GACC was flagged 10 times for 85 yards.

Those penalties made for a rocky game, but the Jays found a way in an up and down game.

Early on, it was smooth sailing for GACC as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead thanks to a pair of Jared Minnick touchdown runs in the 1st quarter.

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