Tigers fall to Windthorst, 47-30
WINDTHORST – Jacksboro and the host Trojans had comparable stats in their game Friday night ... except for the one that mattered.
Hunter Wolf was 24-30 for 341 yards and six TDs which was more than the Tigers could overcome in a closer than it looked 47-30 win at Trojan Field. Jacksboro goes to 0-2 while Windthorst goes to 2-0 with their second straight win over Class 3A schools.
Windthorst only outgained the Tigers 450-422, the Tigers using a balanced ground game to run up 345 yards. Sophomore Landon Davenport had 96 yards on 13 carries to lead Jacksboro. Ke’Ondrae Sadler had 77 yards on five carries and two scores, including a 60-yard second quarter jaunt that helped give the Tigers their last lead at 14-13.
Sadler opened the scoring with a three-yard run to cap a 70-yard, 11 play opening drive. All of the plays were runs with Sadler getting help from Ethan Fudge, Justin Loucks, Alex McAnear, Brayden Pewitt and Caleb Helm in the drive.
Windthorst tied the game little more than three minutes later on a 29-yard pass from Wolf to Colton Bates. After a turnover on downs, Wold struck again with a fourth down and long scoring strike to Awtry Blagg, the first of three second-quarter strikes to Blagg which would break the game open for the Trojans.
Following a fumble recovery by the Trojans, Wolf and Blagg combined on a one-yard strike. On the conversion, however, Sadler picked off a Wolf pass and returned it 101 yards for a safety to cut the lead to 25-16.
Another fumble recovery by the hosts led to another Windthorst, this one a 57-yard strike where Blagg never broke stride, beating a pair of Tiger defenders to paydirt and a 33-16 lead which Windthorst would take into the halftime locker room.
Wolf had a 38-yard scoring strike late in the third but it didn’t take the Tigers long to respond. The squad needed just 90 seconds to march five plays, using a roughing the passer penalty to end a 65-yard drive on a Justin Loucks four-yard run. Pewitt added the conversion to cut the lead to 40-24
Windthorst came right back with a 75-yard scoring drive with Wolf hooking up again to extend the lead to 47-24. Taylor Donnelly’s two-yard dive ended the scoring.
The Tigers return home for Homecoming to face Paradise, a 35-12 winner over Henrietta Friday night.