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2011-09-28 / Sports

Indians put on a show during 100th Year Celebration

By Eric Smith
Express Sports Editor


Jourdanton Indian Aaron Lopez breaks away from two LaPryor Bulldogs during Big Reds dominating victory. 
EXPRESS PHOTO BY JOE DAVID CORDOVA Jourdanton Indian Aaron Lopez breaks away from two LaPryor Bulldogs during Big Reds dominating victory. EXPRESS PHOTO BY JOE DAVID CORDOVA The LaPryor Bulldogs were next in line for the Jourdanton Indians for the 100th year Homecoming game at Indian Stadium. Big Red ran away with a 47-0 victory, as they improved to 4-0 on the season and gave their fans plenty to cheer about. Friday night the Indians will aim for a 5-0 non-district finish, as they host the Trojans from Charlotte for the Hwy. 97 Battle.

The Jourdanton Indians came out last Friday night and took control of their non-district game early on in front of the biggest crowd locals had seen in years. Big Red dominated LaPryor in every aspect of the game, as they scored early and often.

“We executed the offense well. Our defense also forced a lot of three and outs on the night,” stated Jourdanton Head Coach Wayne Johnson.

Jourdanton got off to a hot start, as Aaron Lopez and Kye Burris controlled the offensive tempo in the first quarter of play. Lopez got on the board first, courtesy of a 30-yard touchdown run. The Brent Tymrak PAT was good, as Big Red led 7-0 with 7:18 to go in the first.

Kye Burris then went to work, as he scored two first quarter touchdowns and one second quarter touchdown. The first TD came on an 11-yard run with 2:46 to go in the first. Burris then scored on a 29-yard run with 1:20 to go in the 1st. This allowed the Indians to hold a demanding 20-0 lead after one.

In the second quarter, Burris scored his final touchdown of the game, on a 10-yard run with 9:30 to go in the second quarter.

The first half was rounded out, with a 23-yard Aaron Lopez TD and a 17-yard Chase Harrison TD run with 5:19 to go. As a result, the Indians led the Bulldogs 41-0 at the half.

The Indians were able to sub out most of their starters in the second and third quarters, as they coasted to victory.



Jourdanton scored a final touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Chase Harrison to Ian Chachere to give the Indians a 47-0 lead, which held on for good.

It was great to see the Indians sub in so many different faces and for them to hold LP down the entire night. The Bulldogs accounted for only 76 total yards of offense, 40 of which were on one single run.

Coach Wayne Johnson on the victory- “I am happy that we continue to get a lot of the younger kids playing time on the field. This is one thing we have harped on from the start, is bringing some of the younger guys up to par and these recent wins have allowed us to do that. They are gaining valuable experience,” stated Coach Johnson.

The Indians offensive game plan was executed to a “T” once again, as they accounted for 410 offensive yards, 378 of which were on the ground. Jourdanton had a total of 11 different backs in the game that carried the ball.

“Kye led the team with 5 carries for three touchdowns. Aaron was able to carry the ball two times for two touchdowns. I was just happy that we have been able to get all of the guys playing time and they all did well,” stated Johnson.

Homecoming a fun one- “With all of the distractions we had with the 100th year Homecoming Celebration, I was proud our boys stayed focused. On the opposite, we really enjoyed a week full of fun. We had a great Wednesday night town peprally. The community was just great with all of the support they showed. To top it all off, we had one of the biggest crowds ever at the game Friday as our fans spilled onto the visiting side bleachers,” added Coach Johnson.

Friday night kickoff- The Indians and the Trojans will kickoff Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Indian Stadium. Be sure to see the related story for more details on this game.

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