A&M Consolidated Outlasts Jacksonville + Ends Indians First Winning Season Since 2010
HUNTSVILLE -- Jacksonville's breakthrough season under second-year head coach Wayne Coleman came to an end Friday in a 30-15 loss to A&M Consolidated at Sam Houston State's Bowers Stadium in Huntsville.
The Indians (6-5) battled to a 14-7 deficit, but they never could get the second touchdown they needed to keep pace with Consol (7-3).
Consol, the second-seeded team for the Class 5A Division II playoffs out of District 18-5A, pinned Jacksonville down to its 1-yard line early in the third quarter and its defense got a safety to make it a two-possession game.
Quarterback Cade Williams scored from 4-yards out to complete next drive for a 23-7 edge.
Jacksonville signal-caller Cameron High answered back with a touchdown and two-point conversion throw to Will Garland shortly afterward for a 23-15 deficit, but Consol got a late score in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
The 2016 campaign marked the Indians' first winning season since 2010 and first playoff appearance since 2012.
Consol moved on to play Brenham in the area round of the playoffs.