After two tough losses to start the season, the Jacksboro Tigers got into the win column for the first time this year with a convincing 48-6 victory over the Olney Cubs. The Tigers were dominant throughout the night as they outgained Olney 460 yards to 113 yards. The Tiger defense set the tone of the game early when Cooper Tisdale (Jr.) ended the Cubs' first drive of the evening with an interception. The Tigers took possession and went on an eleven play drive that ended with a fifteen yard touchdown run by D.J. Thomas (Sr.), who finished the game with 164 yards on the ground. Antonio Murillo's (Sr.) extra point gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead. The Tigers forced a Cubs' punt after three plays on the next series, but the short Olney punt glanced off a Tiger player and the Cubs regained possession of the ball. However, the Tiger defense was up to the task as the next three plays by Olney resulted in a loss of 16 yards and another Olney punt. The Tigers took over and quarterback Kirk Weldon (Sr.) followed a 65-yard run with a three yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead. Weldon would finish the night with 97 yards on the ground. The next Olney drive ended when E.J. Lozada (Sr.) recovering a fumble. Thomas then followed a five yard run with a 65-yard touchdown run to push the Tiger lead to 20-0. Another three and out by the Tiger defense forced another Olney punt. The Tigers were out to get another quick touchdown drive as Weldon connected with David Stretcher (Sr.) for a 57-yard touchdown pass. Murillo's extra point gave the Tigers a 27-0 lead.


Jesse Herd (Sr.) squashed the next Olney drive with a ten yard quarterback sack. The Tigers took over once again and put together a drive that included pass completions to Kyle Clark (Sr.), Tisdale and Collin Kinder (Soph.) and ended with a 14-yard touchdown run by Thomas that gave the Tigers a 34-0 lead. The Tiger offense wasn't finished in the first half as they put together one more drive that ended with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Chase Thompson (Jr.) that made the score 41-0 in favor of the Tigers at halftime. The Tigers took the opening kickoff of the second half and went right back to work as they put together a five play drive that ended with a 20-yard Thompson touchdown run to give the Tigers a 48-0 lead. The Cubs were able to use a pass completion and a Tiger penalty to move into Jacksboro territory on their next drive, but Stretcher ended the threat with an interception that was returned 55 yards to the Olney 15-yard line. The Tiger drive stalled, but the Cubs were pinned deep in their own territory. After a couple of first downs the Olney quarterback broke free for a 65-yard run before a touchdown-saving tackle from David Stretcher temporarily preserved the shutout. However, the Cubs were able to execute a 16-yard touchdown run on fourth and goal to make the score 48-6. Olney regained possession on a fumbled kickoff. The Tiger defense was up to the challenge as the drive ended with a sack for a loss of 13 yards. The game ended with no more points scored as the Tigers came away with a convincing 48-6 victory. The Tigers will be off this week and will return to action when they travel to Lindsey Sept. 27, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.