CORSICANA — TJC was hoping to end their four-game road adventure to begin the season with a win, but the Apaches came up short, falling to Navarro College 42-37 on Saturday in a wild game at Tiger Stadium.
TJC falls to 1-3 on the season and 1-2 in Southwest Junior College Football Conference play. The Bulldogs won their first game to improve to 1-3 and 1-2.
TJC quarterback David Johnson threw for 362 yards and scored on a 10-yard TD, but four trips into the red zone garnered two missed field goal attempts and two turnover on downs.
Johnson was 26 of 43 passing attempts.
Trenton Kennedy led the Apaches in rushing with 98 yards and a 4-yard TD on 15 carries.
Navarro QB Parker McNeil, who missed last week's game with an injury rib, hit on 25 of 31 attempts for 402 yards and six TD passes.
Drue Jackson had nine catches for 144 yards for the Apaches.
Navarro took a 28-13 halftime on McNeil's three TD passes and a 48-yard TD run by Robinson.
TJC had a 10-0 first-quarter lead but could not capitalize on seven trips in to the red zone. Actually, the Apaches had a TD (4-yard run by Kennedy) and two field goals by Yovannie Garcia. However, they missed two field goal attempts and came up empty two other times.
Others scoring TDs for the Apaches were K'Vonte Jackson (2-yard run) and Kevon Thompson (6-yard run). In the second half, Garcia made a 35-yard field goal.
The Apaches finally play a home game Saturday, Sept. 21 against Texas A&T. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Earl Campbell Field at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Navarro plays at Cisco on Saturday.
Navarro College 42, Tyler JC 37
Tyler 10 3 7 17—37
Navarro 14 14 7 7—42
TJC_Trenton Kennedy 4 run (Yovannie Garcia kick), 12:42.
TJC_FG Garcia 25, 5:19.
NC_Isaiah Robinson 48 run (Will McDaniel kick), 3:33.
NC_Shadeed Ahmed 14 pass from Parker McNeil (McDaniel kick), 1:20.
TJC_FG Garcia 26, 12:56.
NC_Robinson 47 pass from McNeil (McDaniel kick), 11:08.
NC_Quinton Lee 33 pass from McNeil (McDaniel kick), 7:28.
TJC_K'Vonte Jackson 2 run (Garcia kick), 8:41.
NC_Lee 18 pass from McNeil (McDaniel kick), 6:40.
TJC_FG Garcia 35, 12:30.
NC_Alex Washington 59 pass from McNeil (McDaniel kick), 10:19.
TJC_Kevon Thompson 6 run (Garcia kick), 8:14.
TJC_David Johnson 10 run (Garcia kick), 0:41.
First downs 25 18
Rushes-yards 45-148 16-86
Passing 390 402
Total Net Yards 538 488
Comp-Att-Int 28-46-0 25-31-0
Punts 3-36.7 2-37.5
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 3-3
Penalties-Yards 15-150 10-91
RUSHING_Tyler, Trenton Kennedy 15-98, Kevon Thompson 5-24, Colby Kizzee 3-21, K'Vonte Jackson 5-10, David Johnson 11-9, Cartraven Walker 1-1, Team 1-(minus 8), Taequan Tyler 4-(minus 7). Navarro, Isaiah Robinson 11-94, Keaton Dudik 5-5, Team 1-(minus 4), Parker McNeil 1-(minus 9).
PASSING_Tyler, David Johnson 26-43-0-362, Colby Kizzee 2-3-0-28. Navarro, Parker McNeil 25-31-0-402.
RECEIVING_Tyler, Drue Jackson 10-159, Jacob Kainer 5-55, Greg Howell 4-54, K'Vonte Jackson 3-53, Jamir Whitlow 3-10, Cartraven Walker 2-39, Josh McDowell 1-17. Navarro, Alex Washington 7-129, Quinton Lee 5-116, Shadeed Ahmed 5-34, Isaiah Robinson 3-59, Austin Brougham 2-37, Tru Edwards 2-23, Troy Edwards Jr., 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS_Tyler, Garcia 31, 42; Navarro, McDaniel 29.