Tigers end non-district with 44-12 setback
FREDERICK, Okla. – Playing in your first game of the year is always exciting.
Such was the case for the Wellington running back, Marc Ramirez, who missed the first three games of the Skyrockets’ season with a wrist injury. He returned to the gridiron with a vengeance Friday night, rushing for 136 yards and two scores in a 44-12 win over the Jacksboro Tigers at the Bomber Bowl.
Both teams are now 2-2 for the season.
A 22-point first quarter was all the Skyrockets would need, the squad taking advantage of a pair of Jacksboro turnovers on a fumble and an interception. Jacksboro had one sustained drive in the first half.
A 31-yard Christian Wiggins run moved the ball near midfield but the drive stalled, forcing a Jacksboro punt in the waning moments of the first half.
The Tigers, who found themselves in a 36-0 hole at halftime, held their ground to come out and play a better second half. After exchanging punts to start the third quarter, Jacksboro went 79 yards on the ensuing drive. Aided by penalties and a 22-yard run by Cody Frie, the Tigers found themselves in the Wellington red zone for the first time all evening.
Jacksboro kept pounding away before scoring on a 3-yard run by Kaleem Howard, which capped the 12-play series with 3:39 left in the third.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 29 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.