Jacksonville loses to Lindale 64-50; Carpenter catches 4 TD passes

Aaron Richardson of Jacksonville advances the ball a couple of yards after making a catch on a short pass on Friday when the Indians dropped a 64-50 decision to Lindale at the Historic Tomato Bowl.

The Jacksonville Indians closed the book on the 2019 football season by losing 64-50 to Lindale at the Historic Tomato Bowl on Friday evening.

Jacksonville, ends the disappointing season with a 2-8, 1-9 record.

Lindale (7-3, 5-2) will represent District 9-5A-II as its third place team in the bi-district round of the Class 5A-II state playoffs, beginning late next week.

Friday was Senior Night in Jacksonville and at least one of the Tribe's seniors had a huge effort.

Chris Carpenter, a Colorado commit, caught 11 passes for 232 yards and scored four touchdowns, all of which came in the first half.

Carpenter's touchdowns covered 37, 25, 6 and 41 yards, respectively.

Tribe quarterback Patrick Clater also posted eye-popping numbers. He threw six touchdown passes while completing 20-of-36 passes for 369 yards. He also tossed three interceptions.

Clater passed for a total of 369 yards as Jacksonville tallied 531 total yards to the Eagles 501.

Clater also dialed up Jaylon Freeney on a 60-yard catch and run in the fourth stanza.

Clater also had 12 carries for 92 yards.

Jacksonville only trailed by a touchdown, 34-28, to open the second half of play.

Lindale took the opening kick off of the final half and drove the ball 48 yards in just three plays to extend their advantage to 40-29 with 10:36 left in the third quarter.

The Eagles scored a touchdown on each of their possessions in the final half, which made it impossible for the Tribesmen to make up any ground.

Lindale running back Jordan Jenkins had his way with the Tribe defense. The junior scored eight rushing touchdowns and ended the night with a game-best Tyress Gipson ran in from 10 yards out for one of the Tribe scores26 carries for 282 yards.

Turnovers (three intercepted passes and two fumbles lost) hurt the Indians, especially given the fact that the Eagles did not turn the ball over.

Jacksonville's lone lead came when Clater connected with Carpenter from six yards out at the 7:51 mark of the first half. The score, plus a successful PAT by Alejandro Pina-Sanchez, put the Tribe in front, 21-20.

Jacksonville got off to a slow start in the game, fumbling in each of its first two possessions of the opening half, with Lindale able to turn each Jacksonville miscue into six points.




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