Jacksboro’s Tigers took to the field Friday night for a three-team scrimmage with Ranger and Olney at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers pitched a shutout defensively and were able to move the ball effectively in scoring four touchdowns throughout the two-hour scrimmage.
Head Coach Brian Hodnett said he was pleased with nearly everything about his squad’s play.
“We got shut down at the goal line on that first offensive drive, but other than that we did well,” Hodnett said. “I love the intensity we played with which it’s hard to generate in practice.”
Collin Kinder’s 31-yard run to the Cub five was a highlight of the first 12--play series vs. Olney. The defense tightened, however and shut the Tigers down just outside the one on fourth down.
The passing game worked well with receptions by Caleb Martin and Tyler Pippin keeping the chains moving but ultimately there was no scoring.
Against Ranger, it was a different story as the Tigers scored twice on their 12 plays on a 22-yard pass and a 53-yard scoring run.
Jacksboro’s defense was pretty good, as the phrase “nowhere” was heard on a number of occasions, which was what the opposing offenses were going. A pair of quarterback sacks aided in the defense.
Hodnett noted that he felt the Tigers’ tackling in spots could get better and insisted it would.
The first teamers each went 12 plays against each other while the second teamers went another 9 plays. The second teamers did equally as well, scoring on a 14-yard run vs. Ranger and a 25-yard pass vs. Olney.
Jacksboro will host another three-team scrimmage Thursday vs. Petrolia and Era. JV action gets started at 6 p.m. with the varsity getting rolling around 7:30 p.m.