Bellaire/West U Roundup: Episcopal learning from tough losses
McClain noticed subtle improvements in that area against St. John's, considered one of the SPC favorites by many. Episcopal (2-5-1) has relied on the acrobatics of senior Connie Cape at goalkeeper. Junior Abigail Roberts is the right midfielder, while sophomore Isabella Olgaard and freshman Hannah Ebeling platoon on the left side. [...] of Episcopal's postseason assignment, McClain has embraced her new job and is ecstatic to be back in the SPC after moving to Florida for a while to be near her parents and spending the past 1½ years coaching middle school field hockey, lacrosse and soccer at Annunciation Orthodox School. Strake Jesuit head coach Ron Counter called the Crusaders' 21-16 loss to Seven Lakes one of the most painful in his entire coaching career. Underwood also caught a 66-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Kyle Santry Counter said Underwood's only mistake was a fumbled punt that Seven Lakes converted into a crucial touchdown. The Emery/Weiner six-man football team made sure Senior Night was memorable for all, whipping Pasadena First Baptist 70-7. Senior quarterback Jonathan Schaffer threw five touchdowns passes to five different seniors - Jonathan Podet, Max Kaplan, Alex Lampert, Brandon Levinson and Stefan Zaidenweber Emery/Weiner's ground game was just as relentless as Podet added two rushing touchdowns and Bryan Binder and Justin Olifant, also seniors, ran for scores. The defense allowed only 80 yards, with senior middle linebacker Adam Finkleman and senior defensive backs Binder and Brett Levinson recording interceptions. The Jaguars will play their final three regular-season games on the road, starting with a date at Waco Methodist Children's Home at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Head coach Nathan Wagner won't field full teams on either the girls' or boys' sides, making the Wildcats ineligible to compete for the title.
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