JACKSONVILLE — In another chapter of the Palestine-Jacksonville rivalry, the Indians edged the Wildcats 31-28 in overtime Friday night at the Tomato Bowl.
Jacksonville (4-0) kicked a 29-yard field goal on the Indians’ first overtime possession, meaning Palestine (2-2) either had to match the field goal to send it to a second overtime or score a touchdown to get the win.
A holding call and sack moved Palestine back and after a completion to E.J. Spurlock set up third and 9, a pass in the end zone was incomplete and another pass to the sideline on fourth down was incomplete to end the game.
Palestine quarterback Olin Terry accounted for more yardage than the Jacksonvile team as he rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown and threw for 194 yards.
A pair of turnovers by Palestine allowed Jacksonville to take a 21-7 halftime lead. But the Wildcats responded with 21-straight second half points as Terry scored a 61-yard touchdown, then the quarterback threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Meshach Williams and then Terrance Simon scored on a 21-yard run with 3:18 left in the game to give the Wildcats the lead. Simon finished with 127 yards and two touchdowns.
But Jacksonville responded with a three-play drive that ended with a touchdown to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Arp at Westwood
The Arp Tigers dominated the second half Friday night in a 31-14 win over Westwood as the Panthers were celebrating their homecoming.
The Panthers (2-2) took an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of Cameron Shead touchdown runs of 33 and 2 yards.
But after Arp (4-0) sacked Westwood quarterback Tevin Watson on fourth down near midfield in the second quarter, it was all Tigers. After the sack, Arp moved the ball down the field to score a touchdown and cut the lead to 14-6 going into the locker room.
With heavy rain falling during halftime and through the third quarter, the Tigers took over in the second half, scoring on four straight possessions while holding Westwood without a first down during that same time to take a commanding lead.
Shead led the Panthers with 74 rushing yards on 16 carries. Arp’s Lavocheya Cooper had 195 rushing yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns.
Kerens at Cayuga
BETHEL — Cayuga quarterback Malcome Kennedy led the comeback over Kerens Friday night as the Wildcats topped the Bobcats 32-26.
Kennedy threw for three touchdowns, including the game-winner midway through the fourth quarter. He also ran for a touchdown as he accounted for 389 yards throwing and running.
Kerens (2-1) took leads of 12-0, 19-12 and 26-18 but could never pull away as the Wildcats (2-1) continued to match the Bobcats.
Kenendy’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Billy Duncan and a two-point conversion pass to Shak Jenkins tied the game 26-all late in the third quarter.
After the Cayuga defense stopped Kerens on downs in the fourth quarter, Kennedy quickly found a long strike to Caleb Summerville for a 55-yard score to give the Wildcats their first lead of the game, 32-26.
Kennedy then intercepted a pass on Kerens’ last possession as the Wildcats ran the final three minutes of the clock.
Grapeland at Elkhart
ELKHART — The Grapeland Sandies rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Elkhart 20-17 Friday night at Elk Stadium.
It was the fourth straight season Grapeland (2-2) defeated Elkhart (1-3) and the win snapped the Sandies’ two game losing streak.
Trailing 17-6 at halftime, Grapeland struck quickly in the third quarter when Cameron Boyd connected with Ta’Coyus Walker for a 66-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 17-12.
In the fourth quarter, Walker intercepted a pass and the Sandies turned it into a 14-yard Reshawd Shephard touchdown and Boyd added the two-point conversion connecting with Devan Mayfield to give the Sandies a 20-17 lead.
The Grapeland defense forced a punt and then put the game away on Elkhart’s last possessions with a sack by Aaron Hatton.
Boyd was 14-of-31 passing for 330 yards and Walker caught six passes for 162 yards.
The first half belonged to Elkhart, who scored in the first quarter on a quarterback keeper by Lane Grant.
In the second quarter, Elkhart’s Bryce Fillmore booted a 44-yard field goal and Grant again found the end zone on a 1-yard keeper, giving the Elks a 17-6 halftime lead.
Grant was 9-of-14 passing for 138 yards and he led the Elks with 63 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Alto at Frankston
FRANKSTON — The Alto Yellowjackets got their revenge over Frankston Friday night, defeating the Indians 18-13.
Frankston (2-2) defeated Alto (3-1) last year and the Yellowjackets were coming off a 35-0 loss to Arp last week.
Alto took the initial 6-0 lead but Frankston scored on a Jamal Allen touchdown to take a 7-6 halftime lead.
The Yellowjackets retook the lead 12-7 in the third quarter and added another touchdown for an 18-7 lead.
The Indians scored on a Jabralon Allen touchdown run and went for the two-point conversion but missed, cutting the lead to 18-13. Frankston attempted an onside kick, but Alto recovered.
Frankston running back Treston Coleman rushed for 117 yards on 15 carries.
On defense, Jabralon Allen had 17 tackles, six for a loss and one sack. He also was a part of two turnovers, getting an interception and forcing a fumble.
Milford at Oakwood
OAKWOOD — The Oakwood Panthers suffered their first loss of the season, falling to Milford 54-6 in three quarters Friday night.
Oakwood’s (3-1) lone score came in the second quarter when Eric Ballard threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kealyne Durham to cut the lead to 8-6. It was the first time Milford has allowed a touchdown this season.
But the Bulldogs (4-0) responded by scoring 27 unanswered points in the second quarter and 19 more in the third quarter to end the game on the six-man mercy rule.
Howard Marcus led Oakwood with 45 rushing yards on 10 carries.
Milford’s Dez Buckaloo rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown and he threw for 77 yards and one touchdown.
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