Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

November 7, 2013

JHS vs. Corsicana Preview: 16 Indians to play in Tomato Bowl for final time

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



Sixteen Jacksonville Fight'n Indian seniors will play their final game at the historic Tomato Bowl Friday night when the Tribe close out the 2013 campaign by entertaining the Tigers from Corsicana.

Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m, with Senior Night activities honoring not only the 12-grade football players, but band, cheerleaders, Charmers, twirlers and student athletic trainers to take place starting at 7 p.m. during the pre-game ceremonies.

Suiting up in the blue gold for the final time Friday will be Jesse Mendoza, Tony Lane, Trent Sansom, Ryan Travis, Jarvis Morrow, Darrion Parks, Timothy Boseman, Stephen Ross, Stacy Cummings, Laquintes Day, Lekendrick Anderson, Justin Stewart, Austin Russell, Sam Casey, Cedric Brown and Tommy Simmons.

The Indians (0-9, 0-4) and the Tigers (1-7, 0-4) will enter play Friday wearing similar shoes as both clubs desperately need a win to end what has been a downcast season for both on somewhat of an optimistic note.

The Tribe will be seeking to avoid a winless season, which last took place in 1986 when the Indians went 0-10 in Spike Harlan's first season as head coach of the team.

Jacksonville is coming off of an 59-55 loss to Lindale last week in a game that the Tribe offense set a season high for points scored.

Unfortunately for the Tribe, the team's defense was not able to rise to the same level as the offense as Jacksonville allowed Lindale to score the game-winning touchdown with just under six seconds left to play in the game.

Corsicana had a difficult outing last week as well, losing 45-14 to Whitehouse on Senior Night at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers' lone win came in Week 2, when Corsicana flogged Forney, 36-17.

Corsicana leads the overall series (26-7-3), with the Tigers having prevailed last year, 35-25.