Jacksonville Routs Palestine, 49-14, to Start Season at 2-0 for First Time Since 2009
[By Larry Krantz, Special to ETSN.fm]
JACKSONVILLE – Jacolby Robinson threw a 55-yard touchdown on a double-reverse and returned an interception 56 yards for another as the Jacksonville Indians beat the Palestine Wildcats 49-14 in non-district action Friday at the Tomato Bowl.
Indians running back Wooda Johnson rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and quarterback Carter McCown added another 54 yards and a touchdown. McCown also threw a pair of touchdowns to Micah Edwards as part of a 125-yard night.
Edwards, a junior, finished with a team-high four catches for 53 yards.
Palestine running back Devonte Mims rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, followed by quarterback Gee Clark with 30 yards on 15 carries.
The Wildcats (0-2) led briefly 7-6 after scoring on its first possession when Clark hit receiver Devin Lomax on a 28-yard catch-an-run that capped a 12-play, 70-yard drive that ate 5:51 off the clock, but didn’t score again until Mim’s 59-yard touchdown run in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.
The Indians responded with McCown’s second touchdown pass to Edwards with 6:54 remaining, after which, the continuous clock began to run.
Jacksonville (2-0), which last opened a season with back-to-back wins in 2009, concludes its non-district schedule next week at Mount Pleasant, then opens District 16-5A play at home against Ennis on Sept. 26.