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A long day at the lanes Tuesday (Oct. 27) for the Jesuit High School bowling team in the District Tournament culminated the same way it had the previous two years – with a title for the Tigers.

In a large 12-team District, which includes Tampa Prep, St. Petersburg Catholic, Shorecrest, and Lakewood, Jesuit again prevailed to earn its third consecutive District crown under head coach Ted Beil.

Both Jesuit and runner-up Brooks DeBartolo qualified directly for the State Tournament (there is no Region competition level in bowling, and all schools compete in the same classification). More than 30 schools will be bowling for the state championship on Nov. 4-5 in Orlando. Last year at State, Jesuit barely missed advancing to the 16-team final “knockout round” bracket, placing 17th by two pins.   

Jesuit captured nine out of 11 Baker games during Tuesday’s afternoon session to prevail over Brooks-DeBartolo and earn another District title. Baker games involve five team members each throwing two frames in a head-to-head game against another team.

Kollin Boje ’17, Kevin Dinan ’17, Brendan Sutton ’16, Ethan Sutton ’18, and Trace Nuss ’19 teamed up for Jesuit in the Baker games. Also competing for Jesuit on Tuesday were Greg Davis ’19 and Michael Toth ’16. Ethan Sutton rolled Jesuit’s high individual game of the District Tournament, a 246.

The team has shattered all school records this season while going undefeated (16-0), with the only blemish a 5th place result at a large midseason tournament.

The top seven individual games in the eight-year history of Jesuit bowling all were registered this fall, including the first 300, by Boje (Nuss also notched a 300 in the preseason), and three games of 258 or better by Ethan Sutton.

Boje rolled a school-record 723 three-game series this season, as the team has tallied 11 of the program’s top 14 three-game series.

Nuss' 199.9 average also is a school record, and three other Tigers – Brendan Sutton (198.8), Ethan Sutton (197.4), and Boje (196.8) – all are averaging more than 196.

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