Lindale Takes Out Hallsville, 42-28
HALLSVILLE — Lindale sophomore Jordan Jenkins and senior Dillon Heinaman combined to ruin Hallsville’s homecoming in a 42-28 win Friday at Bobcat Stadium.
Jenkins racked up 243 yards and scored twice (2, 15) while Heinaman tossed three touchdowns (28, 5, 15) as part of 141 yards.
The loss keeps Hallsville (3-3, 0-3) winless in District 9-5A Division II while Lindale ups its record to 3-3 and 2-1.
Hallsville quarterback Semaj Boyd rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and also tossed a TD pass in the loss.
Lindale never trailed in the game. The Eagles built a 15-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Hallsville twice cut Lindale lead to 7 points or less, but the Eagles did not allow the Bobcats to draw any closer.
Late in the first half, Boyd connected with Shannon Marshall for a 11-yard catch and run touchdown. The PAT made it 15-7.
Lindale responded with a quick 70-yard drive that was finished off by a 28-yard scoring strike to Colton Brown.
In the third quarter, Tristan Driggers went airborne over the line for a 1-yard touchdown leap to again cut the Bobcats lead to 21-14 with 7:07 left in the third quarter.
Jenkins and Lindale responded in kind on a 15-yard TD run to make the score 28-14.
Driggers then pulled down an interception for the Bobcats. He followed it up with a 27-yard run on second-and-10 in which he hurdled a Lindale defender. But on first-and-10 from the 15, Lindale seized back momentum when Matthew Grady recovered a fumble.
The Eagles went back to Jenkins and he responded with a 35-yard run to get Lindale into Bobcats territory before Heinaman finished it off with a 15-yard TD pass to Jaymond Jackson. That made it 35-14.
Boyd scored twice more in the fourth quarter, on runs of 2 yards and 26 yards.
In between, Lindale’s Airik Williams returned an interception 28 yards for a score to keep the Eagles in control.
Lindale will next face Whitehouse on Friday while Hallsville looks to bounce back against Mount Pleasant.