The Strake Jesuit Fighting Crusaders are headed back to the UIL Playoffs for a fourth consecutive season. A 37-0 victory over Alief Elsik last Thursday night clinched Jesuit the last playoff spot in District 23-6A, putting themselves two games ahead of Hastings in the district standings.
Jesuit has played through a tough schedule this season where their hopes ofmaking the playoffs weren't always bright. They started out with a 1-4 record, taking losses from C.E. King and talented district opponents Pearland, Shadow Creek, and Dawson. A three game win streak that evened out their record would follow, as the Crusaders beat teams like Alief Taylor, Alvin, and Alief Elsik.
After overpowering the Alvin Yellowjackets 44-14 last Friday night, Strake Jesuit heads into tonight's game against Alief Elsik just one win away from reaching the UIL Playoffs for the fourth year in a row. The Crusaders are coming off a couple of impressive performances on the ground. In the past two games, the halfback duo of Joel Crawford and Alex May have recorded eight total touchdowns, and last week, they both ran for over 100 yards.