Jacksons bewilders Blue Devils, 31-7
by Alex Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSON, Ohio — Complete domination.
The Jackson football team out gained Southeastern Ohio Athletic League guest Gallia Academy 409-to-101 in total yards Friday night, as the Ironmen rolled up a 31-7 victory in the season finale at Alumni Stadium in the Apple City.
Jackson (6-4, 3-1 SEOAL) posted 10 points in the opening quarter, the first score coming on a one yard Raymond Potter run at the 6:26 mark. Jimmy Voiles added the extra point and then a field goal five minutes later to give the Red and White the 10-0 lead.
The Ironmen struck with less than a minute to play before halftime with a five yard scoring run by Alan Parana. Voiles’ kick was good and JHS held a 17-0 halftime advantage.
Unfortunately for the Blue Devils (5-5, 1-3), the intermission didn’t slow the Ironmen down and at the 7:10 mark of the third period Jackson was on the board again. Hunter Sexton found the endzone with a three yard run and, with Voiles extra point, put JHS on top 24-0.
On the opening play of the final stanza Jackson was on the board again with a one yard scoring run by Jake Crabtree. Volies’ point after put JHS on top 31-0.
The Blue Devils had an answer for the first time in the game with a 65 yard touchdown pass from Wade Jarrell to Logan Allison. Dylan Saunders added the point after and GAHS avoided the shutout. That was the final score of the game and Gallia Academy fell 31-7 to the Ironmen.
Wade Jarrell threw for 136 yards on 7-of-17 passing with a touchdown and three interceptions in his final game as a Blue Devil, while Logan Allison caught two passes for 73 yards and a score in his career finale. Reid Eastman had three receptions for 37 yards, while Wes Jarrell had two grabs for 26 yards.
GAHS didn’t have a runner with positive yardage in the setback.
JHS signal caller Hunter Sexton was 6-of-8 through the air for 126 yards, while rushing for 77 yards and a score on 12 tries.
Johnny Farley led the Ironmen on the ground with 84 yards on 15 carries, followed by Crabtree with 73 yards and a score on 16 tries, Parana with 48 yards and a score on 10 attempts and Clayton Gilliland with three rushes for 26 yards.
Regan Williams was the leading JHS receiver with 52 yards on two catches, Panara had one 42 yard reception and Farley had 32 yards on three grabs.
The Ironmen held a 20-to-5 advantage in first downs, a 67-to-35 advantage in plays from scrimmage, and a 409-to-101 advantage in total yards.
GAHS fumbled one but didn’t lose it, Jackson fumbled three times and recovered two.
Jackson did its part to stay in contention for the SEOAL crown but Logan’s victory over Warren ensured the Chiefs the outright championship.
This marks the final game for GAHS seniors Wade Jarrell, Logan Allison, Reid Eastman, Brian Williams, Ty Warnimont, Seth Atkins, Owen Moore, Jose Roberts and Jon Byus.
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