Indians eliminate Bobcats, 49-20 | ETVarsity



JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville scored two touchdowns in 2:17 in the second quarter, following two Hallsville turnovers, and the Indians beat the Bobcats 49-20 at the Tomato Bowl on Friday.

The match was District 9-5A-II’s first game for both clubs.

Hallsville (0-4, 0-1) entered the scoreboard with 7:37 left in the first half when quarterback Jace Mosely connected with Elijah Nicholson on a catch and ran over the Hallsville sideline that resulted in a 57-yard touchdown.

Joel Ontiveros added the point after the touchdown to reduce Jacksonville’s lead (1-3, 1-0) to 14-7.

This is where it was until JT Johnson entered the end zone from three yards with: 02 left in the first half.

Johnson was the tribe’s offensive catalyst – he led Jacksonville on the ground (17-91) and caught three passes for 87 yards.

He scored three rushing touchdowns and caught a 59-yard strike from Ryan McCown.

Jacksonville put Hallsville on the ropes when McCown threw a 69-yard strike at Devin McCuin with 5:32 left in the third stanza, which extended the Indian lead to 28-7.

The Bobcats continued to fight and managed to get closer to 14 points after Nicholson hit a 49-yard touchdown pass from Mosely at 3:19 of the third quarter, which made it 28-14.

Jacksonville put the game out of reach by scoring on his next two possessions.

Hallsville’s final score came with 5:58 to go in the game. It was then that Kam Gaut caught a 4-yard touchdown from Mosely. The PAT was not good.

Nicholson led Hallsville on the ground, winning 115 in 22 races. He was also the Bobcats’ top receiver, recording two assists (both touchdowns) for 106 yards.

Mosely went 18-38 for 217 yards and three touchdowns.

Hallsville will return home to face Texas High on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Jacksonville traveling to Marshall at the same time.



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