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Tigers jam up Bulldogs at home

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, October 26, 2013

Led by a four-touchdown performance from D.J. Thomas, Jacksboro trounced the Alvord Bulldogs by a count of 42-16 Friday night.

Team Effort

TEAM EFFORT – Joe Randall, Keelan Nivens, and J.D. Griggs grapple with a Jacksboro defender during the Bulldogs’ 42-16 loss Friday night. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Thomas opened and closed the scoring for the Tigers with runs of 36 yards in the first quarter and 70 yards in the fourth – sandwiched around another first-quarter tally of 38 yards and a one-yard dive in the third quarter.

Thomas’ first-quarter score came at the 5:24 mark and was immediately answered by the Bulldogs with a 44-yard scoring strike from Cassidy Patterson into the hands of Lane Peace. Jaylon White caught a Patterson pass for the two-point conversion and a Bulldog lead of 8-7.

That lead would last until the 2:30 remained in the opening frame, when Thomas launched his 38-yard sprint. That gave Jacksboro a lead they would not give up.

The Tigers’ Kirk Weldon wound up the first half scoring with his four-yard run and the conversion run with 2:39 left, giving the visitors a 22-8 lead when the teams headed to the locker room.

Thomas’s one-yard run in the third quarter would pad the Jack County school’s lead to 29-8. The Bulldogs did manage an answer when Damon Ledet pushed across the goal line from two yards out. Joe Randall ran in the two-point conversion to make it 29-16 going into the final frame.

But the ‘Dogs could not keep pace in the final stanza as the Tigers scored two more touchdowns to pull away for the win. Colin Kinder had a six-yard run, and Thomas’ final touchdown of 70 yards put the final margin on the board.

The Tigers dominated the statistics as well as the scoring. They had 26 first downs to Alvord’s 11 and a total of 540 yards of offense compared to the Bulldogs’ 161 yards.

Randall led the ‘Dogs rushing with 41 yards while Patterson was the leading passer, throwing for 121 yards on an 11-of-19 night. Peace led Alvord receivers with four catches for 83 yards and the touchdown.

Alvord drops to 3-5 and 1-2 on the year and will be on the road for next week’s crucial district game with Henrietta.

JACKSBORO 43, ALVORD 16

Jacksboro … 14 … 8 … 7 … … 14 … – … 43
Alvord … 8 … 0 … 8 … … 0 … – … 16

FIRST QUARTER

Jacksboro 5:24 – DJ Thomas 36 run. Jacob Patino kick.
Alvord 4:22 – Lane Peace 44 reception from Cassidy Patterson. Jaylon White PAT.
Jacksboro 2:30 – Thomas 38 run. Patino kick.

SECOND QUARTER

Jacksboro 2:39 – Kirk Weldon 4 run. Weldon PAT.

THIRD QUARTER

Jackboro 4:29 – Thomas 1 run. Patino kick.
Alvord :28 – Damon Ledet 2 run. Joe Randall PAT.

FOURTH QUARTER

Jacksboro 10:49 Collin Kinder 6 run. Patino kick.
Jacksboro 5:15 – Thomas 70 run. Patino kick.

ALVORD … JACKSBORO

First downs … 11 … 26
Rushes-yards … 27-40 … 53-503
Passing … 121 … 37
Total Yards … 161 … 540
Comp-Att-Int … 11-19-2 … 4-10-0
Punts-Avg. … 6-36 … 2-29
Fumbles-Lost … 1-0 … 2-0
Penalties-Yds. … 4-30 … 7-90

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing – Alvord, Randall 16-41.
Passing – Alvord, Cassidy Patterson 11-19-121.
Receiving – Alvord, Lane Peace 4-83-1.

One Response to “Tigers jam up Bulldogs at home”

  1. Stacey Whitt says:

    I am amazed how schools that were 3A are matched up against schools that were 1A…something ain’t right here. Bowie, Jacksboro, Bridgeport and Decatur should be in a 3A District with a few other 3A schools.

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