Lukidrian Williams and Jatavian Johnson scored two touchdowns each to lead Jacksonville to a 40-20 triumph over Hallsville in a junior varsity game that was played at the Historic Tomato Bowl on Thursday evening.
Tribe quarterback Tony Penson also had a noteworthy game.
“(He) played his best game of the year, completing 14 of 19 (passes) for 201 yards,” Jacksonville head junior varsity football coach Kurt Powell said.
Darrion Jones scored 12 points for the Tribe. He had one touchdown and three 2-point conversions.
Powell credited the play of the Tribe offensive line as a unit.
“The offensive line played very well, allowing the offense to effectively rush for well over 100 yards, as well as provide successful pass protection, as our offense was clicking on all cylinders,” he said.
Jacksonville (2-2-1) is tied for third place in district.
Powell said that if the Indians can win their final two games that they will finish no worse than second place, with a chance to possibly even nail down a co-district championship.
Jacksonville is scheduled to visit Mount Pleasant on Thursday.
Hallsville 9th graders got past Jacksonville, 32-16 on Thursday.
No other information was provided on this game.