By LARRY HEIING
DHI Media Correspondent
DELPHOS — Whatever It Takes.
That’s the motto the St. John’s football seniors chose for the 2014 campaign. The motto is a perfect way to describe the opening game as the Blue Jays hosted the Elida Bulldogs Friday night at Stadium Park.
The contest turned into an emotional roller coaster as the game went into double overtime as the Jays pulled out the 40-34 victory.
Another motto the Jays could have picked was “Don’t Look Back” as Coach Todd Schulte and his players were growing weary of the talk about last year. The Blue Jays were fired up at the opening kickoff to prove all the critics wrong. Elida drove down the field on its opening drive as quarterback Logan Alexander completed a pass to Clark Etzler on 3rd-and-3. Two plays later, Alexander connected with Brian Upshaw for the 31-yard touchdown and the point-after by Garrett Brinkman gave the Bulldogs the early lead, 7-0.