The Saint Louis University Jr. Bills (3-1) dominated all three phases of the game on Thursday night as they defeated the DeSmet Spartans (0-5) by the score of 49-7. The Jr Bills defense got the scoring started very early in the game. Linebacker Bryan Edwards intercepted a pass at midfield and took it all the way for a 49 yd interception return for a touchdown with 10:20 left in the 1st quarter. SLUH’S offense took over from there, as Sophmore QB Mitchell Batschelett had his best throwing game of his young career. Batschelett connected with Daniel Isom from 3 yds out with 3:26 left in the first quarter. Just a few minutes later Batschelett found David Jackson from 44 yds to give the Jr Bills a 21-0 lead with 11:05 left in the first half. Matt Bruns of the Spartans gave DeSmet life with an interception that set up great field position. Spartan QB Alik Shelton then found Jack Ilewski from 25 yards out to cut the lead to 21-7 with 8:43 left in the half. SLUH bounced back quickly as Batschelett threw his 3rd TD to David Jackson followed by a highlight reel 79 yd Td run by SR. Andre Colvin and the Jr Bills were in control with a 35-7 lead with 4:33 left in the first half. SLUH was not done yet as Senior Bryan Edwards picked up two more TD’s, a 20 yd interception return and a 23 yd reception from Freshman QB Christian Perez to give the JR. Bills a 49-7 lead and eventuallly that would be the final score.
Mitchell Batschelett finished the game 12-15 with 194 yards and 3 passing touchdowns. Senior Andre Colvin also had a big day as he rushed for 112 yards and a TD. Senior linebacker/fullback Bryan Edwards had a great overall game with 2 interception returns for TD’s and a receiving TD. SLUH will be back in action on Friday at Parkway South, while DeSmet will host CBC.