Staff Reports

Only the Jacksonville eighth grade Braves secured wins Thursday night in football action against Pine Tree.

Sub-varsity scores

Junior varsity

Pine Tree 21, Jacksonville 6

Freshmen

Pine Tree 24, Jacksonville 6

Eighth grade

Jacksonville B team 22 Pine Tree 17

Jacksonville A team 13, Pine Tree 6

The best night of all for Jacksonville came on the road in Pine Tree.

The Braves B team won 22-17. It was their first win of the year. Charles Allen had runs of 30 and 70 yards to help the Braves win.

Coach Darwin Hooker said, “Dion Gomez was outstanding at full back in his tough ball carries and blocking.”

The Jacksonville Braves A team won 13-6.

Hooker said, “Outstanding running for the Braves was Kyle Copeland, Jason Robinson, and Trey Shanks.” Shanks ran a dive play for 45 yards for the first TD in the third quarter. Rodrigo Carreon added the PAT. Jason Robinson ran another dive play for 50 yards before being pushed out of bounds on the 3-yard line. At that point Kyle Copeland carried the ball over for the final score. The try for extra point failed.

The overall record for the A team improved to 4-2.

The next game for the Braves is next Thursday night in the Tomato Bowl with Hallsville.

In the ninth grade game, Jacksonville got a kickoff return by Tevin Garland for the lone Tribe score in the 24-6 defeat.

Quarterback Dylan Hanna threw several nice passes, including one to Timothy Brown.

Cody Bolton had a fumble recovery on defense and made several nice tackles.

In the junior varsity game, the contest could have easily gone to the side of the home team Jacksonville. But visiting Pine Tree did a better job cashing in scoring opportunities.

Pine Tree struck for first score and extra point to go up 7-0.

When Jacksonville got the ball the Indians went to work moving down the field.

Terondrick Rainey ripped off a 26-yard run and Brody Finch added a run for 15 more yards. Rainey scored the touchdown to cap the possession. Pine Tree went up 14-6 at intermission.

Jacksonville got an interception by Lavonte Franklin and drove from their 26 to the Pine Tree 5-yard line before the drive was halted.

Next week the ninth grade and junior varsity will be on the road at Hallsville.

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