Late Junction TD kills Jacketsí hopes
A Junction touchdown with just 76 seconds left
to play Friday night, Oct. 24, lifted the Eagles to a 13-6 win
over Sabinal in a District 14-AA-I contest at Yellowjacket
Sabinal is now 5-3 on the year and 2-2 in
district play. The loss turns the two remaining games into some
high stakes contests, even more than might already have been.
The Jackets will travel west on Friday, Oct.
31, to face their oldest rival, the Brackett Tigers, in a 7:30
p.m. Halloween contest. The following Friday, Nov. 7, Sabinal
concludes its regular season with a home game against currently
unbeaten Johnson City.
The Jackets were limited by the Eaglesí
defense to just a pair of Shane Medina field goals, a 33-yarder at
the end of the first quarter and a 34-yarder to tie the game
midway through the third.
Just seconds before halftime, as the Jackets
were trying to get something going offensively, Junctionís Asa
Plumley intercepted a JR Vera pass and returned it 19 yards for a
score, giving the Eagles a 6-3 lead.
In the fourth period, Junction got one last
push going, driving to the 2-yard line, where Jose Salazar scored
the go-ahead touchdown with just 1:16 remaining. Plumley added the
PAT for a 13-6 lead.
The Eagles won the critical turnover battle,
with five takeaways, to just three for Sabinal.