Indians claim first district title in eight years



Jourdanton’s Jarel Lilly tries to evade a Cole tackler Friday night. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Jourdanton’s Jarel Lilly tries to evade a Cole tackler Friday night. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

A big first half propelled the Jourdanton Indians to their first district championship in eight years with a 35-13 win over San Antonio Cole on Friday night.

The Indians led 28-7 at halftime and held Cole to just six points in the second half to secure the win.

“I think it was an exciting night,” head coach Darrell Andrus said. “It seemed a little business-like. We knew what we had to do.”

The Indians posted 453 yards of total offense in the win. Jourdanton had 243 yards passing and 210 yards rushing.

Junior quarterback Cole Andrus was 13- of-25 passing for 243 yards and four touchdowns against one interception.

Andrus hit Jake Reyna four times for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jarel Lilly had six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. Brett Berg also had a touchdown reception in the win.

Junior running back Aidan Borth picked up his fourth 100-yard rushing game with 101 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for the Indians on Friday night.

Jourdanton’s Luke Tapp carries the ball against San Antonio Cole on Friday. The Indians clinched their first district title in eight years against Cole. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Jourdanton’s Luke Tapp carries the ball against San Antonio Cole on Friday. The Indians clinched their first district title in eight years against Cole. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Senior defensive lineman Derek Jenschke had a monster game with 10 tackles, six for a loss, three sacks and two pass breakups. Robert Miranda had six tackles, two for a loss, one sack and a pass breakup.

Colton Schuchart had an interception to go along with six tackles and a tackle for a loss in the win.

Jourdanton (9-1) will welcome San Diego (7-3) to Indian Stadium for the bidistrict round of the playoffs, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

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