Jacks fall to Tatum, head to district
The Lumberjacks’ first win will have to wait for district play after they rounded out the non-district slate with a 48-0 loss on the road to the Tatum Eagles on Friday night.
Tatum entered the night having allowed only a total of 13 points through their first four games. When the teams took the field, the Eagles showed exactly why they have put up such impressive numbers.
Diboll was held to a total of 58 yards on the night as Dez Shelby was held to 29 yards on 18 carries. Kevin Hurley completed 5-of-14 passing for 22 yards.
But as good as the Tatum defense was, the offense also showed it was no slouch as Jaylen Shans ran for 110 yards and a touchdown. J.D. Taylor threw for 74 yards and one score on 6-of-12 passing, and Martin Williams finished with three receptions for 69 yards.
Demetrius Hill started the scoring for Tatum as he scored on a three-yard run. That lead grew to 14-0 on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Taylor to Williams.
Tatum then used a 27-point second quarter to end any hopes of a Diboll comeback. Chaston Brooks started the furious quarter with a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Taylor added a four-yard run before Devin Boyd scored from three yards out.
Shans closed out the first-half scoring with a one-yard run that made it 41-0.
The Eagles then wrapped up their scoring with a 40-yard touchdown from Brooks to Williams that made the final 48-0.
Dibol begins district play this week on the road against Center, which also fell to 0-6 as it dropped a 35-33 heartbreaker to an undefeated Corrigan-Camden team on the road Friday night.
Center was able to erase a late double-digit lead when Caiden Rainbolt hit Octavious Evans for an eight-yard score with 25 seconds remaining in the game. But the Roughriders’ try for two that would have forced overtime was stopped, leaving Center with a heartbreaking loss.
The Roughriders had plenty of positives, especially on the offensive side. Rainbolt led the offense with 244 yards and three touchdowns. Evans had a huge game at receiver with 244 yards and a touchdown on 13 reception.
Devin Whitaker did plenty with his five carries, running for 105 yards.
Both Diboll and Center will look to get into the win column when the games mean the most as they square off in Center on Friday night. With four of the five teams in District 20-3A advancing to the playoffs, any win could potentially lead to a playoff berth.
In last year’s matchup in Diboll, the Roughriders won 38-0.
Carthage (5-1) at
Last week: Carthage 44, Rusk 7; Madisonville 56, Huntington 8.
After a brutal non-district slate in which Carthage only dropped one game, the Bulldogs will get to work on the district schedule in what looks like a mismatch against the Huntington Red Devils.
Since winning the first game of the season, the Red Devils have dropped four straight contests, including Friday’s 56-8 loss to the Madisonville Mustangs.
In that game, Huntington’s top offensive threat was Taylor Evans, who had 49 yards on 17 carries. The Red Devils were held to 117 total yards while committing five turnovers on the night.
Madisonville was led by Antwoine Curtis, who finished with 167 yards and three touchdowns on his 15 carries.
The Mustangs struck early and often as Curtis scored on a four-yard run before Brent McCloud returned a punt 37 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0. Madisonville added a Grant Smith two-yard touchdown run that made it 21-0 after a quarter.
The Mustangs continued to add to that lead on a 41-yard run by Smith that made it 28-0 at the half.
Madisonville added three third-quarter touchdowns with Jailyn Smith hitting Grant Smith for a 30-yard touchdown less than a minute into the second half. The Bustangs went up 42-0 on a Jailyn Smith-to-Donald Roundtree 14-yard score. The Mustangs added two final scores on Curtis touchdown runs of 1 and 66 yards before Jeremiah Robertson scored on a one-yard run and scored the two-point conversion in the final seconds.
Carthage bounced back from its first loss of the season with a dominating 44-7 win over the Rusk Eagles on Homecomign night.
Senior Blake Bogenschutz threw for five touchdown passes in the first half in becoming the all-time Carthage leader.
He was 13-of-20 passing for 252 yards and five touchdowns. He has now thrown for 87 touchdowns in his Carthage career.
Tee Goree had four receptions for 87 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Jakeldric Jackson had four catches for 42 yards.
Carthage led 44-0 late in the first half before easing up later in the game.
Last week: Jasper 49, Bridge City 7
This week: at College Station (5-1)
After two weeks off, including one that was unexpected due to the weather, the Bulldogs took out some frustrations with a convincing 49-7 win over Bridge City.
Jasper QB Randy Spikes was the team’s leading rusher with 126 yards on six carries in the first half alone. Meanwhile, Jasper held Bridge Cit’s Chase Shugart to 97 yards on 8-of-21 passing.
Jasper got on the board early and often. After a paif of early scores, Shawn Jones took a short pass from Steven Walker and ran 68 yards into the end zone that made the score 21-0. The Bulldogs got another touchdown after a 14-play, 99-yard drive when Spikes hit Jamarcus Reed on a 12-yard score.
In the opening half, Jasper QBs Walker and Spikes combined for 173 yards through the air while the ground game picked up 164 yards.
Next up for Jasper is a matchup with a 5-1 College Station squad.
College Station, a team in its second year of varsity competition has raced out to a 5-1 start to the season. College Station bounced back from its first loss of the season, a 43-37 setback to Gonzales, by routing Northland Christian, 35-6.
– Cody Havard