McCown went 23-43-2 for 264 yards and three touchdowns while Jacksonville rushed for a total of 139 yards.
Taber said that the Indians are expected to get Cash Cleaver and Davieon McGown back this week — both were injured in the Nacogdoches game.
Lindale defeated Corsicana, 42-26, last week. An Eagle win over the Indians will earn Lindale the fourth and final playoff spot out of 16-4A, so the Tribe should expect a top effort out of the Eagles this week.
“Last year we were in the position of coming into this game with a district win and needing one more to clinch a playoff spot and now Lindale is in that same position,” Taber said. “We know that Lindale will be fired up on Friday night.”
The paramount storyline from the Eagles' victory a week ago was the phenomenal success that backup running back Aaron Johnson had.
Johnson carried 29 times for 221 yards and four touchdowns to lead Lindale to the decisive victory.
“Prior to last week we saw more balance from Lindale,” Taber said. “They (Lindale) relied on pounding the rock last week and it really worked well for them. We are going to have to be able to stop the run, no question.”
Lindale's first win of the year came on Sep. 13 when the Eagles edged Van, 24-21.
In other 16-4A matchups scheduled for Friday, Whitehouse will be visiting Corsicana and John Tyler plays host to Nacogdoches.