Blue Lions Offense Sputter's In 34-7 Loss

The Jackson Ironmen took advantage of seven Washington Court House turnovers turning it into 28 points on their way to 2-0 in league play and a 34-7 victory.

The first half of the ball game looked like the game could go either way. Both teams were forced to punt on their first possessions but the Blue Lions fumbled the snap and Jackson was able to recover the ball and take in into the end zone, PAT was good to go up 7-0. Washington's next possession they turned it over on downs, Jackson did the same then Washington fumbled on the first play of the next series, a botched hand off from quarterback Jerome Mack to running back Jamie McCane, Jackson recovered and scored on a three play 29 yard drive that culminated in a 24 yard throw and catch by Jared Icenhower to Tristan Prater, to put Jackson up 14-7. Jackson had their own miscues in the first half as well. The Ironmen fumbled the ball late in the second quarter on a demolishing hit from sophomore defensive back Tyler Tackage that forced the ball loose and freshman Trevaughn Jackson scooped it up and took in 36 yards for the score. That's how the first half ended with Jackson leading 14-7.

The Blue Lions had 34 total yards in the first half, 2 first downs and 2 turnovers. Jackson had 119 total yards and 1 turnover.

The Blue Lions got the ball to start the third quarter and set the tone for the rest of the game. Washington had seven possessions in the second half and threw four interceptions, had a fumble and turned the ball over on downs and finished the game with time running out on them. Jackson took advantage of all the Blue Lion miscues scoring twenty points off Blue Lion turnovers, all three second half touchdowns were from senior running back Jayden Spires who finished with 198 yards rushing on 19 carries.

Jackson 6-0 (2-0) had 360 total yards, 316 on the ground and 44 yards through the air. They were penalized 13 times for 115 yards, had 13 first downs and 2 turnovers, one in each half.

Washington 4-3 (1-1) finished the night with just 86 total yards, 7 turnovers, four interceptions and two fumbles. They were penalized 4 times for 40 yards. Washington is on the road next week taking on the Hillsboro Indians who fell Friday night to the Chillicothe Cavaliers.

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