Jesuit got a 691 streak from Gary Sims en route to a 27-0 boys’ bowl victory on Monday against Holy Cross at AMF All Star Lanes in Kenner.
The Blue Jays (8-2), who are 15th in Monday’s latest version of the latest LHSAA Power Rankings, built on the momentum of Saturday’s victory at the High School Invitational in Baton Rouge and kicked off a 3-game series 432 teams in matches of 1,146, 1,155 and 1,131.
Sims, the lone Jesuit bowler on the roster for all three games, had matches 213-255-223. Collin Pearce had an opener 241 and Preston Roark a middle game 214. Joshua Barraza (235) and Luke Wood (226) had big finishing games.
Jackson Haro led Holy Cross (6-4), which entered Monday 25th in the power rankings, with a streak of 451.
Both teams will play out-of-district games against undefeated Baton Rouge area teams at AMF. Jesuit meets Catholic High – one of two matches to be shown on Crescent City Sports – while Holy Cross takes on Denham Springs.
East Jefferson 16½, Pope John Paul II 10½: The Warriors won for the first time this season, beating the Jaguars at MFA.
East Jefferson (1-9) trailed 6-2 after the opener before rallying. The Warriors moved one point closer before the final game when they got big efforts from their right pair of Gunner Frazier (188), Cornelius Piper (169) and Ethan Jenkins (179) to help overcome a deficit 40 pins in total. .
Piper’s 473 series drove EJ. Pope John Paul (2-7) got a 211 final game and a 540 streak from Jack Kingman.
St. Augustine 16, Pearl River 11: The Purple Knights also picked up their first victory of 2022, breaking away from a tie before the final game to top the Rebels in AMF.
St. Augustine (1-9) trailed 5-3 after the first game before tying the game 8-8 after two. Joshua Matthews’ 178 and Kingston Jones’ 173 lifted the Knights in the final game, as they won five of eight points and the bonus three points for total pins.
Aaron Simon’s 163rd opener led Pearl River (4-6).