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Ground Game Powers New Diana Past Jefferson, 13-12

New Diana RB Garrett Barton. (Christopher Vinn,

JEFFERSON — Garrett Barton led New Diana’s powerful rushing attack Friday night in a season-opening 13-12 win at Jefferson.

Barton carried 27 times for 170 yards, while Jobie Ainsworth ran 10 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. K.J. Jeffery chipped in with nine carries for 63 yards.

Barton also caught two passes for 37 yards and a score. Ainsworth completed 5 of 10 passes for 101 yards and the touchdown to Barton.

New Diana’s Skylar Simpson had a monster game defensively, recording 11 tackles, five for loss, and one sack. Cameron Taylor had six tackles and two forced fumbles, while Cody Winn added six tackles and two sacks. Brandon Wesley matched Simpson with 11 tackles.

New Diana plays Harleton at 7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) at Longview’s Lobo Stadium. Jefferson visits Elysian Fields at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


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