JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Indians notched a 28­13 win over Hallsville on Friday at the Tomato Bowl.

The Tribe improved to 2­1 while dropping the Bobcats to 0­3.

Jacksonville never trailed in the game and led by as many as 18 points late in the third period.

Tribe quarterback Cameron High beat the Bobcats with his arm and with his feet. He threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another in the Tribe victory.

High’s first scoring pass went to Devin Henry and covered 48 yards. The touchdown was the game’s first and came with 8:55 to go in the opening period.

In the second quarter High found Ashton Melton near the left pylon on a scoring play that covered 11 yards.

With 3:41 to go in the third frame High dashed in from three yards out to give Jacksonville a 21­3 lead.

Jacksonville salted the win away via a Deahvion Spencer 44-yard touchdown run up the middle on the second play of the fourth stanza as Jacksonville took a commanding 28­6 lead.

Hallsville’s only touchdown came with 9:46 left in the game when a Bobcat defender scooped up a High fumble and returned it 12 yards for a score.

Alan Acuna added field goals covering 38 and 22 yards to account for the Bobcats’ remaining points.

Both teams will continue non­district play next Friday with Jacksonville visiting Mount Pleasant and Hallsville hosting Nacogdoches.


Jacksonville 28 Hallsville 13

Hallsville 3 0 3 7 - 13

Jacksonville 7 7 7 7 - 28

First Quarter

J­Devin Henry 48 pass from Cameron High (Cesar Guerrero kick), 8:55

H­Alan Acuna 38 field goal, 2:06

Second Quarter

J­Ashton Melton 11 pass from High (Guerrero kick), :27

Third Quarter

J­High 3 run (Guerrero kick), 3:41

H­Acuna 22 field goal, :51

Fourth Quarter

J­Deahvion Spencer 44 run (Guerrero kick), 11:14

H­Fumble recovery 12 touchdown (Acuna kick), 9:46

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