JACKSONVILLE 28, HALLSVILLE 15 — The Tribe cracked the district win column by posting a convincing win over Hallsville at Bobcat Stadium. Jacksonville quarterback Patrick Clater went 12-15-0 for 195 yards and three touchdowns in delivering his best effort of the season. Clater also scored a rushing touchdown from 31-yards out. All total he had 10 carries form scrimmage for 43 yards. Colorado-commit Chris Carpenter had seven grabs for 97 yards (13.9 yards per catch) and two touchdowns. Kasey Canady caught five passes for 52 yards. Leading the Tribe in the rushing department was Aaron Richardson (13-58). Jacksonville tallied 336 yards of total offense while holding the Bobcats to 216 total yards. Leading tacklers for the Tribe (2-6, 1-5) were Steven Gallegos (6) and Bryson Tatum (5). Alejandra Pena-Sanchez went 4-4 on point after touchdown tries.
RUSK 44, BROWNSBORO 35 — Eagle quarterback Jaylon Hall passed for two touchdowns (both to Sean Rogers) and ran for two more to propel Rusk to victory. The Eagles (2-6, 2-0) lead Wills Point by a half game in the District 7-4A-II standings. Alex Jones ran for a 62-yard touchdown for Rusk and speedster Jaden Rushing returned a kick off 90 yards to pay dirt. Isiah Ward picked off a pass for the Eagles. Players of impact defensively for Rusk included JoJo McGowan, Nick Acker and Jahiem Upshaw.
TROUP 42, ALBA-GOLDEN 26 — Troup's Tigers moved into a tie for third place in the conference standings after battering Alba-Golden, 42-26, last Friday evening in Alba. Troup (4-4, 3-2) hosts Winona at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Desmon Deason had four catches for 77 yards a touchdown, while rushing four times for 33 yards. Max Hale amassed 20 tackles (13 solo) to pace the Troup defensive effort. The Troup coaching staff also recognized Jaden Lewis (deep snapper) and Daniel Leon (punter) for averaging 33 yards a punt on a cold and damp night. Leon punted three times for the Tigers.
ALTO 61, CUSHING 0 — No. 8-Alto mauled Cushing 61-0 on Friday to move to 8-0, 3-0. The shutout was Alto's third of the season. The Yellowjacket offense churned out 391 yards rushing. Ja'Darius Bolten led the way with nine carries for 120 yards, which included touchdown runs of 25 and 50 yards, respectively. Aaron Skinner carried 10 times and total 117 yards rushing. Skinner scored a trio of touchdowns (22, 3, 47 yards). Adding scoring treks of 29 and 42 yards was Vi'Dareous High. The Yellowjacket defense limited the Bearkats to a minus 33 total yards. Harmon West (10 tackles, 2 tackles for loss) and Cayle Irvin (9 tackles, 3 tackles for loss) were the standouts for the Mean Sting defense. Landry Smith and Foster Hall each pitched in four tackles and a tackle for loss.
BROOK HILL 41, McKINNEY CHRISTIAN 0 — Brook Hill celebrated Homecoming 2019 by clobbering McKinney Christian, 41-0, on Friday. The Guard improved to 6-2, 2-1 following the lopsided victory. Nico Flores had rushing scores that covered 3, 3 and 5 yards, respectively. Garrett Esposito hooked up with Conner Richards six times in the first half for 94 yards. In the fourth period Brook Hill's Nick LaRocca collected touchdown gallops of 6 and 11 yards. The Guard defense picked off three Mustang passes, with JaKelyn Morgan grabbing one of the pics and returning it 90 yards for a touchdown. Seth Moss had the other two pics for the Guard.
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