[By Larry Krantz, Special to ETSN.fm]

WHITEHOUSE -- Whitehouse quarterback Nate Brooks ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns and threw another as the Wildcats built on a seven-point halftime lead with 35 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 56-14 win Friday against the Jacksonville Indians at Wildcat Stadium.

Jacksonville quarterback Carter McCown prepares to pitch on the option during the Indians' 56-14 loss at Whitehouse on Friday night. (Jim Jackson, ETSN.fm)

The win keeps Whitehouse (5-3 overall, 2-3 in District 16-5A) in the playoff picture, and was the Wildcats’ ninth in a row against Jacksonville.

Brooks, who was making his second start since replacing former starter Jackson Allen, completed 23 of 33 passes for 224 yards. He is the ninth player to rush for 100 yards or more against Jacksonville this season.

Indians quarterback Carter McCown threw a touchdown and ran for another before leaving the game with an injury just before halftime and did not return. Without McCown, Jacksonville managed 63 total yards in the second half.

Whitehouse opened the second half with the ball, scored, recovered an onside kick and scored again before the Indians took a snap on offense.

Tanner Roach caught a touchdown pass from Jackson Allen and on defense returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown.

Jacksonville (4-4, 1-4) is in action at home next week against John Tyler. Whitehouse takes on Nacogdoches.

Whitehouse's Trent Williams scores a touchdown during the Wildcats' 56-14 home win over Jacksonville on Friday night. (Jim Jackson, ETSN.fm)