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.
BREAKING: Ticket price change in TVCC bowl section
It was reported in the Trinity Valley bowl game section that tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students in grades kindergarten through 12 for general admission seats and reserved tickets for $15 per ticket.
DISTRICT 7-2A ALL-DISTRICT FOOTBALL: MHS senior Damontes Dowell named 7-2A MVP
The Malakoff Tigers dominated the District 7-2A All-District football team with 20 selections released on Monday.
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Athens improves to 3-0 with 71-50 win over Pine Tree
The Athens Hornets improved to 3-0 on the year with a 71-50 win over Longview Pine Tree Monday night.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Westwood sneaks out with 44-39 win over Athens
Missed opportunities were the final blow against the Athens Lady Hornets in a 44-39 loss to the Palestine Westwood Lady Panthers Tuesday night at AHS gymnasium.
COLLEGE SOCCER: Henderson named to All-region team
Texas A&M-Commerce landed a pair on the Daktronics South Central All-Region team as defender Vicky Back and forward Savannah Henderson were both named second team honorees, announced last week.
TVCC BASKETBALL: TVCC sweeps weekend games
The No. 1-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals swept two games at the Budke/Serna Thanksgiving Classic over the weekend.
12/3/13 Sports Calendar
Saturday, December 7
Heart of Texas Bowl: TVCC vs. Mesa CC 11 a.m.
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Brownsboro drops two games in Tyler
The Brownsboro Bears are now 0-3 on the season following two losses at the Texas Association of Basketball Officials Scholarship Classic at UT-Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center.
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: AHS swim teams finish in top 10 at Coaches meet in Texarkana
The Water Hornets competed in the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Meet in Texarkana last Friday and Saturday.
Rally falls short
The historic season for the Malakoff Tigers came to a crushing halt as the New Boston Lions won 34-27 in the Region II-2A, Division I regional round contest at Longview Lobos Stadium.New Boston put the nail in the coffin with a 76-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Conkleton to Jeff Gladney with 4:05 remaining in the game and the 27-20 lead.The Lions (12-1) will now face Daingerfield in the regional quarterfinals next weekend.
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