JACKSONVILLE — Officially it was Senior Night at the Historic Tomato Bowl on Friday night.

Unofficially it was Jordan Jenkins Night.

Lindale's junior running back scored eight touchdowns in the Eagles' 64-50 win over Jacksonville in what was the final regular season game for both clubs.

Jenkins stayed busy on the cold night by carrying 26 times for 282 yard, for an average of 10.8 yards per carry.

Lindale (7-3, 5-2) advances to the state Class 5A-II playoffs late next week, with the Tribe ending the year with a 2-8, 1-6 worksheet.

Fans that enjoy a football game filled with offense and lots as scoring were in the right place, as the two schools combined to score 114 points and accumulated a 1,032 total yards (led by Jacksonville with 531 total yards).

The Eagle offense wrapped up by scoring a touchdown on all five of its possessions in the second half, and did not turn the ball over a single time.

Jacksonville led only once in the contest. That came with 7:51 to go in the first half when Tribe quarterback Patrick Clater tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Colorado commit Chris Carpenter. Following Alejandro Pina-Sanchez's PAT the Tribe moved in front of the Eagles, 21-20.

Lindale led 34-28 at halftime and went on to score on the opening possession of the second half when Jenkins ran behind the right tackle and powered in from 41-yards out, which was his fifth touchdown of the evening. The score was 40-28 at the juncture in favor of the Eagles.

Jenkins also had touchdown runs of 11, 39, 10, 6, 2, 12 and 1 yards, respectively.

Carpenter treated the Jacksonville fans to a show in his final game as a prepster. He had 11 catches for 232 yards and scored four touchdowns (37, 25, 6 and 41 yards), all of which came in the first half.

The Lindale defense held the speedster to just two grabs in the final half and no touchdowns.

Clater hurled six touchdown passes in the game and completed 20-of-36 for 369 yards, but he also gave up three interceptions. His biggest pass of the evening was a 60-yard bomb to Jaylon Freeney that came with 10:56 to play in the game. The score pulled the Indians to within 10 points, 52-42, of Lindale, but that was as close as the Indians would be able to get.

Lindale's Luke Poe caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Sam Peterson and Poe also connected with Conner Boyette for an 11-yard touchdown.

The Eagles recovered fumbles on Jacksonville's first two drives of the night and went on to score touchdowns following each of the Tribe gaffes to take an early 14-0 lead in the affair.

Walker Oglesby and Airik Williams had the fumble recoveries for the Eagles.

Recommended for you

Load comments