This Friday, we will have St. Augustine Purple Knights coming to Jesuit Blue Jays home field to face off at 7 P.M. St. Augustine, led by head coach Nick Foster, has a 2-2 record only losing to undefeated teams Edna Karr, and Zachary. On the other hand, Jesuit, led by head coach Ryan Manale, is having a slow start to the season with a record of 1-3, losing to Ruston, Lafayette Christian, and John Cutis looking to improve after this game. In the last six years of these teams playing each other, their records have been evenly split 3 to 3, with last year being a close game where St. Aug. took the win 37-35. According to MaxPreps, They rank the Purple Knights 19th and the Blue Jays 38th in Louisiana high school rankings. Both teams are looking for a hard-fought game to better their record for the future.
A player to look out for is Jesuit senior quarterback Beau Perez. Beau is a 6’5” 220lbs. athlete, who uses his height and mobility to move the ball down the field in any way possible, either passing or running. Another Jesuit player to look out for is senior running back Landon Garcia. Landon had an impressive week last week rushing 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown. Gavin Palmisano is a 6’1” 190lbs. sophomore wide receiver and running back. Gavin has been utilized in the passing game recently catching a couple of deep passes so for this season.
On the other side, the Purple Knights have numerous players to keep an eye on. On offense, we have 6’2” senior wide receiver, Joshua Jackson, who is a three-star commit to play for Tulane next year. Joshua uses his height to leap and grab those contested throws. Senior Hubert Caliste Jr. is a 6’4” 235lbs. three-star tight end who is committed to playing for Indiana next year. Hubert uses his route running to find open space on the field to become a great outlet for his quarterback to throw to.
On the defensive side for the Purple Knights, we have Christian Pritchett, a 6’3” safety, a three-star senior who is committed to playing at Georgia Tech next year. With his fantastic reflects and quickness, he uses his body to break up plays and get to the ball as soon as possible. Senior cornerback Charles Gurley III is another three-star player for St. Aug. who is committed to playing at South Alabama next year. Charles, who excels in man-to-man coverage, uses his body to make catching a football hard for receivers. Lastly, we have a four-star sophomore defensive lineman Jahkeem Stewart. Jahkeem uses his 6’6” size and 270lbs. frame to bulldoze his way through blocks and to get the ball, which has made him be placed in the top five of players in the 2026 class.
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This matchup should be one to watch with great players on both sides of the ball. I will be posting live updates on Twitter during the game (click here). I will also be writing an article about the game after the game is over. Check it out, the latest it will be posted is Saturday afternoon.