Jefferson Hands White Oak First Loss To Win District Championship
JEFFERSON -- White Oak's eight-game winning streak ended Friday in a 35-20 road loss to Jefferson at W.F. Lockett Stadium.
The Roughnecks (8-1, 3-1) threw five interceptions in their first game without injured starting quarterback Heath Hood. That helped the Bulldogs (7-2, 4-0) to 35 straight points between the second and third quarters.
Jefferson receiver T.Q. Jackson recorded 245 yards and five touchdowns on just five catches from Trey Hodge. That was an average of 49 yards per reception with touchdown grabs of 92 and 65 yards.
Running back Damian Hines erased a 6-0 lead White Oak built through the first quarter on a 2-yard dive. Landon Fuquay's extra point at the 8:55 mark of the second quarter kick gave Jefferson a permanent lead.
Jackson caught his 65-yard touchdown later in the quarter for a 14-6 halftime advantage.
Dee Black broke off a 42-yard touchdown run from there, Jackson scored on a pass that originated from around Jefferson's end zone and defensive back Cleivlend Williams returned an interception 33 yards for a commanding 35-6 edge.
Friday's game was a battle for first place in District 8-3A Division I. Jefferson claimed the league championship with the win plus third-place Redwater's loss.
The Bulldogs will close the regular season against Redwater next week. White Oak will finish the regular season by hosting New Boston and could claim a minority share of the district championship with a win and a Jefferson loss.