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October 16, 2012

Quartet of Tribesmen shine in Jacksonville win


The more the merrier, as the old saying goes.

Jacksonville High School head football coach Chris Taber named four young men — twice as many as normal — as the Fight'n Indians' top performers for the Nacogdoches game, which the Tribe won 35-29 last Friday.

Jacksonville evened its overall worksheet at 3-3 with the win, which came in the District 16-4A opener.

Co-Offensive Players of the Week went to quarterback Carter McCown, a sophomore and wideout Dadrian Franklin, who is a senior.

McCown, seeing his first action since Week 0 due to injury, went 19-of-34 (1 INT, 3 TD) to spark the Indian offense while the sure-handed Franklin made seven grabs for 115 yards, including a touchdown reception.

“It was good to get Carter back,” Taber said. “I thought he performed well for the most part, especially considering the length of time that he had been out.

“DD (Franklin) came through with some big catches for us and he also had an interception, so I think both of these kids are really deserving of this recognition.”

Co-Defensive Players of the Weeks went to a couple of seniors, Sha'Kil Mosley and Bryson Haywood.

Mosley and Haywood paired up to make a total of 29 tackles to lead the Jacksonville defense — Mosley led the way with 15 stops. He also had a pass break up and one tackle for loss.

As if that were not enough, Mosley carried 17 times for 81 yards and scored a rushing touchdown for the Tribe.

“Sha'Kil (Mosley) was a warrior out there Friday night,” Taber said.

In addition to his 14 tackles, Haywood had a quarterback hurry and three big hits, according to Taber.

NOTE: Jacksonville will play its first District 16-4A game in from of the hometown crowd at 7:30 p.m. Friday when undefeated Whitehouse (6-0, 1-0) comes calling...The game will be “Pink Out” night as the Indians show their support for the American Cancer Society in their “Fight for a Cure” effort and to raise awareness of breast cancer.

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