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Johns Hopkins – Italy

Johns Hopkins highlighted an overseas tour to Italy with Global Football by beating the Lazio Marines 56-0 at the Centro Sportivo Olimpico dell’Esercito.

The overseas visit included guided walking tours of Venice and Florence and an opportunity when in Rome to experience the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum.

“I have known Patrick Steenberge for many years and had heard wonderful reviews from other programs who have traveled abroad with Global Football,” said Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff. “The time was finally right for Hopkins Football to experience international travel and create lifelong lasting memories with our teammates, families and friends.”

2016-05-22-PHOTO-00002014The Blue Jays led the Marines 28-0 at the end of the first quarter. Stuart Walters opened the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown for a 6-0 lead then Ryan Cary ran in a touchdown from 24 yards out and a two-point conversion by Jamie Sullivan, making up for a missed earlier PAT, opened a 14-0 lead.

In perfect sunny conditions, with a nice breeze from the west and 84 degrees, Michael Curry came up with an interception return to the Lazio 38-yard mark, which set up a Zack Baker quarterback option run for a 13-yard touchdown. Grant Mosser tagged on the PAT for the Blue Jays to lead 21-0.

The final score of the first quarter came as Baker hit tight end James Mann for a 25-yard touchdown and Nick Campbell split the uprights.

Two more touchdowns opened a 49-0 second lead. First Ryan Cary scored on a 63-yard run from Ryan Cary and Nick Campbell made the PAT then a Charlie Cassis 8-yard rushing score and Jamie Sullivan kick came after a James Keating interception.

Having led 49-0 at halftime, the Blue Jays scored on the second half kickoff when Boone Lewis Jr. reeled off a 52-yard return for a touchdown and Campbell tagged on the extra point. Interceptions for Michael Curry and Marcus Spearman kept the Lazio Marines offense at bay.