October 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Redzone chatter: Blanchet football starting to turn heads
Bishop Blanchet has made a name for themselves in not only Metro League, but as a possible state playoff contender.
In four wins, they’ve shut out three teams – the only team that scored on them was 13 points by Lakeside in week 3.
Blanchet doesn’t just win by a little, either.
Here’s how it’s been looking for the Braves: 43-0 over Ballard, 58-0 over North Kitsap, 58-13 over Lakeside and 70-0 over Chief Sealth. It’s also important to point out that their third-string quarterback played in the game against Lakeside, and they even had some other guys take reps once they had a comfortable lead.
Quick notes –
-The Braves can thank Oshea Trujillo for a good chunk of touchdowns already this season. The stud running back has 11 touchdowns in four games, including two for 50 yards. And, oh yea, he’s only a sophomore.
-Maul said the coaches have been stressing the importance of running to the football on defense and special teams. He said once the guys get rewarded for doing so, it gives the coaches some credibility. The Braves have listened – in four games, the defense has returned three fumbles and an interception for touchdowns, and special teams have taken a punt return for a touchdown.
-In Coach Aaron Maul and the rest of the coaching staff’s four years at Bishop Blanchet, they have only won one game in their division (the Metro League Mountain Division). That win came in his first year (2009) when they beat Bainbridge 17-14. Because of this fact, Maul said they’re not in a position to overlook any team they play. Blanchet (4-0) plays Bainbridge (0-4) on Saturday.
-Every week, Blanchet has a special teams Player of the Game. Kicker Hunter Hanay has been named the special teams Player of the Game two of the four weeks so far this season. Hanay has proven his value with consistently making PATs and field goals, and a work ethic that coaches admire. We looked closer at Hanay in a story in Thursday’s notebook.
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