Two years in a row, the Indians have had the better team in their game against Jonesboro. Two years in a row, victory has slipped away from the Indians. Last year, it was the result of some bad calls from the officials. This year it was the result of Indian miscues and injuries. The 30-42 loss leaves the Indians with a 2-4 record with one game to go before district play begins.
Over half of the 1st quarter had elapsed before the first touchdown occurred when Jonesboro scored on a 52 yard run. The PAT kick was good. The Indians responded with a 17 yard pass from Dillon Epperson to Duncan Roberts. Epperson added the PAT to tie the score at 8-8. The Indians got the ball back when Yovane Uribe pounced on an Eagle fumble.
Less than a minute into the 2nd quarter, Uribe got into the end zone from 1 yard out. Epperson added the PAT to put the Indians up 16-8. With 5:41 left in the half, Uribe scored on a 30 yard run. The PAT failed, but the Indians led 22-8 at halftime.
The wheels fell off in the 2nd half. Jonesboro recovered an Indian fumble in the end zone and kicked the PAT to cut the score to 22-16. Their next TD had good coverage by 2 Indian pass defenders, one of whom tipped the ball and somehow the Eagle receiver came up with the ball and scored on a 37 yard pass play. The PAT failed, leaving the teams tied at 22 apiece.
In the 4th quarter, the Eagles scored on a 36 yard pass play and added the PAT. They scored next on a 60 yard run to go up 22-36. With 3:22 remaining in the game, Epperson connected with Nieves Solis on a 27 yard pass play. Epperson booted the PAT to cut the score to 30-36. The Indians couldn’t stop the Eagle’s offense which scored the last TD with 1:57 on the clock on a 4 yard run. The PAT failed, leaving the final score 30-42.
The Indians will play Saturday, Oct. 20th, at Zephyr against Victory Life Academy from Brownwood. Kickoff is set for 2:00 pm.