PENELOPE — Only in six-man football. Or maybe the NBA.
The Jonesboro Eagles improved to 9-2 on the season with a high-scoring victory over the Trinidad Trojans (7-4) Friday night. The loss ended the season for the Trojans, who were returning to the postseason after a one-year absence. Trinidad has been in the playoffs 10 of the last 11 seasons.
“They were supposed to smash us,” Trinidad head coach Kevin Ray said, “but we really have them a heck of a time.”
The Eagles led throughout, taking a 30-20 advantage after one quarter, a 62-50 lead at the half and a 92-72 lead after three quarters. The Eagles continued to outpace the Trojans, if ever so slightly, to stay in the lead over the final quarter.
The Trojans were led by Zach Spencer, who ran 26 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns. Jordon Wright added 142 yards on 14 carries and five scores. Dustin Bannister caught four passes for 125 yards and three scores — two of which were thrown by Spencer and one thrown by K.O. Ray.
Spencer, playing his final game and ending a spectacular two-year run for the Trojans after transferring from Athens, finished with 307 total yards.
Jonesboro was led by running back Spencer Lord, who ran 15 times for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Tyler Wise added 228 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
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