No. 10 John Tyler Scores Twice on Defense in 62-7 Rout of Jacksonville
[By Larry Krantz, Special to ETSN.fm]
JACKSONVILLE -- Jeremy Wilson ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns and the 10th-ranked John Tyler Lions scored twice on defense en route to a 62-7 rout of the Jacksonville Indians Friday at the Tomato Bowl.
Wilson scored on runs of 25, 7 and 35 yards.
John Tyler (7-2, 5-1 in District 16-5A) forced four Jacksonville turnovers, including returning two fumbles for touchdowns with scores by Bryston Gipson and Tony Johnson.
Quarterback Geovari McCollister threw three touchdowns as part of a 211-yard night, including two to Rodney Bendy. Bendy, a senior committed to North Texas, finished with four catches for 89 yards, all in the first half.
Jacksonville (4-5, 1-5), which lost senior quarterback Carter McCown in last week's loss to Whitehouse, scored on the game's opening drive when quarterback Jacolby Robinson threw his second varsity touchdown pass to Ezell Woods.
Robinson, who threw a 55-yard touchdown pass on a pass-run option against Palestine in non-district play, finished his first varsity start with 98 yards and two interceptions, including one at the Lions goal line.
In all, the Lions scored 28 points off of Jacksonville turnovers.
Jacksonville concludes its season next week at Lufkin.