Defense, special teams reign supreme in Jacksboro’s win
BOWIE – Seth Isbell showed no fear Friday night.
After he blocked one Henrietta punt which led to a first-half touchdown, the senior figured why not give it another try on a fourth quarter Bearcat punt.
“There was no call for a block,” Isbell said with a smile. “I just went in there and did it.”
The second time worked like a charm as well with Brayden Roberts picking the ball up and taking it in for another score. Isbell keyed a Tiger defense and special teams which accounted for 34 points in a 55-21 Class 3A bi-district win at Jackrabbit Stadium.
The win is the Tigers’ sixth straight to go to 8-3 for the year. Henrietta drops to 5-6 for the season.
Jacksboro Coach Brannon Rodgers said the defense continues to improve.
“We’re getting better every week,”Rodgers said. “The coaches are drawing up the game plan and the kids are executing it.”
The Bearcats were held to 277 yards, 251 of those coming via the air. Jacksboro had 359 total yards, 222 coming on the ground via a balanced attack which had 14 running backs have at least one carry.