Jacksonville Overcomes Five Turnovers To Edge Mount Pleasant + Remain Unbeaten
[By Larry Krantz, Special to ETSN.fm]
MOUNT PLEASANT -- Datavion Thacker rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns and added another 72 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Jacksonville Indians overcame five turnovers to beat the Mount Pleasant Tigers, 50-48, Friday in non-district action at Sam Parker Field.
Thacker, a junior, entered the game with a combined 109 yards and two touchdowns this season. He scored rushing touchdowns of 6, 16 and 51 yards and added touchdown receptions of 10 and 61 yards.
Jacksonville (3-0) is idle next week before opening District 16-5A play at home against Ennis on Sept. 26.
Indians quarterback Carter McCown did not play in the second half as a precaution after being tackled awkwardly late in the first half.
Mount Pleasant (0-3) scored on a LaDarrius Patterson 35-yard touchdown catch-and-run that he had to tip to himself over a Jacksonville defender to cut the Indians lead to 50-48 with 1:57 remaining, but the Tigers could not convert the 2-point conversion.
Patterson caught a pair of touchdowns as part of a three-catch, 52-yard night, but Jaquille Rogers led all receivers with 195 yards and three touchdowns.
Tigers running back Travion Holliman ran for 158 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Jacksonville rushed for a modern-record 433 yards and five touchdowns, spurred by Thacker, Wooda Johnson with 113 yards and a touchdown, and Jamoderick Taylor 102 yards and a touchdown.