By Joel Weckerly, Sports Editor
The junior varsity football team got a lot of help from its defense but not enough from its offense, dropping its season finale, 18-15 to Cisco Junior College at Shotwell Stadium Monday.
After freshman quarterback Brock Pierce went down with a knee injury in the third quarter, the team couldn’t regain its consistency on offense with freshman wideout Brent Jordan as the emergency quarterback.
Freshman cornerback Marion Harris returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, while freshman cornerback Barrett Boone had a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Cisco end zone.
Freshman linebacker Cedric Thomas rounded out the scoring efforts with a 102-yard interception return on a Cisco two-point conversion, worth two points.
JV coach Colby Carthel said defensive ends Rosell Smith and Ryan Alexander played solid games, combining on 3 1/2 sacks, while freshman linebacker Will Cones recorded nine tackles and a sack.
“Brock getting hurt definitely let the air out of our sails,” Carthel said. “We didn’t have much consistency after that.”
The loss puts the JV team at 2-4 on the season. Cartel said the postponed Oct. 9 game against McMurry will most likely be made up on Nov. 10.