Bluejackets win football home opener

The Bluejackets defensive line ready for battle in the trenches on Sept. 1. Photos by Julia Parent

The Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets got their season started with a win on Sept. 1 when the Bluejackets hosted Sartell-St. Stephen.

Before the game, the crowed witnessed the flag raising ceremony led by Cambridge-Isanti alum Jim Johnson from the class of 1956. Specialist E4 Johnson served as a medic in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 and in the Army Reserve from 1963-1967.

Johnson is involved with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program. Johnson was joined by the Cambridge American Legion and VFW Post 2735, as well as the Polaris Battalion of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Once the ceremony was over, the Bluejackets were ready to get things started.

Jim Johnson (right) was the honorary flag raiser for the Bluejackets football home opener on Sept. 1.

Senior Jett Gaudette got the ball rolling with the first touchdown of the game. He added one more on the ground before the half, and sent the Bluejackets back to the locker room with a 14-0 lead.

Junior running back Kaden Slepica picked up where Gaudette left off, scoring the first Bluejacket touchdown of the second half with a long run.

While leading 21-2, the game was all but over. Gaudette put the icing on the cake with his third touchdown run, bringing them to the final score of 28-2.

The boys worked hard on the ground to pick up the win in their home opener. The Bluejacket defense did not allow any offensive points, and remained stout throughout the entire game.

Next up for the Bluejackets will be another home game on Sept. 8 when they host Chisago Lakes.