TYLER -- Too many Lindale turnovers and too many mistakes turned into too many points for the Eagles to overcome as the John Tyler Lions administered a 76-13 beat down to their District 16-5A rivals Friday night at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

The Lions (4-1), ranked No. 5 in the state, are now 2-0 in league play while the Eagles fell to 0-2.

JT scored four touchdowns off of Lindale turnovers -- two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt -- to add insult to injury to the Eagles, who fell to 1-4 on the year.

John Tyler's Jeremy Wilson breaks free for a touchdown during the Lions' 76-13 win over Lindale on Friday night in Tyler. (Mike Davis, ETSN.fm)

It didn’t take the Lions long to establish themselves as Jeremy Wilson, who scored four times, took a handoff on the first play of he game and sprinted up the middle of the Lindale defense for a 61-yard score.

And even though the Eagles stormed right back on their first possession to tie the game on a 33-yard pass from quarterback Kam Neely to Tayton Williams, it became clear over the next few minutes John Tyler would not be denied.

On their second possession, the Lions used heavy doses of Wilson and quarterback Geovari McCollister to break the tie and take the lead for good. Wilson capped a 68-yard march with a 12-yard scoring run.

Isaac Warren then intercepted a pass and returned it 18 yards for the score and the rout was on.

Things got a bit chippy in the third period as both teams were hit with unsportsmanship like penalties, which by this time only delayed the inevitable.

Lindale will now travel to Jacksonville to play the Indians in another district contest, while John Tyler will host Lufkin.

John Tyler's Rodney Bendy hauls in a reception during the Lions' 76-13 win over Lindale on Friday night in Tyler. (Mike Davis, ETSN.fm)