Jefferson Co. uses TD passes

Published 1:41 am Saturday, September 15, 2007

FAYETTE — Jefferson County quarterback Percy Turner didn’t have his best game throwing the ball, but his two second-half touchdown passes helped give the Tigers a 28-0 win over the Crystal Springs Tigers Friday night.

Turner completed just 13 of 39 passes, but those 13 completions were for 207 yards and he threw no interceptions. He had a 60-yard touchdown pass to Dorian Gray early in the third quarter and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jeffery Collins early in the fourth quarter.

Jefferson County, now 3-0 on the season, finished with 350 yards of total offense and 17 first downs. Gray also made his presence felt on defense as he intercepted a pass and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown to help give the host Tigers a 14-0 halftime lead over the visiting Tigers in a battle of former Region 6-3A opponents.

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Jena 37, Block 6

JENA, La. — Jena running back Eric Bowen had 90 of his 98 rushing yards on just two carries as the Class 3A Giants defeated the undermanned Class 1A Bears Friday night.

Bowen had touchdown runs of 40 yards in the first quarter and 50 yards in the second quarter as Jena (2-1) finished with 283 total rushing yards and 388 total yards of offense. The Giants clearly did not have a letdown one week after their upset win over Iowa, then ranked No. 8 in Class 3A.

While Block (0-3) had success running the ball against Jena with 243 total yards on the ground, quarterback Evan White completed more passes to the opposing defense (3) than he did to his own team (1). John Bloodsaw had 20 carries for 103 yards and one touchdown.

Franklin County 17, Charleston 6

CHARLESTON — Josh Tillman scored one touchdown on offense and one touchdown on defense as the defending Class 3A state champion and top-ranked Bulldogs defeated the Tigers Friday night.

Tillman scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jamie Collins early in the second quarter and then picked off a pass and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown with less than a minute to go in the ball game.

“It was a hard fought game. Charleston’s a good club,” Franklin County head coach Grady McCluskey said. “Our quarterback was hurt with back spasms, but we found a way to win.”

Even though Franklin County (3-0) had 267 total offensive yards to just 142 for Charleston, the Bulldogs led just 10-6 at halftime. Ryan Tutor had seven catches for 115 yards and Tillman also had eight tackles and two sacks.