Jourdanton advances to postseason on tiebreaker despite finale loss

The Jourdanton football team is headed to the playoffs despite falling in its regular season finale Friday.

The Indians lost 57-7 at Goliad but advanced to the postseason after finishing tied for third place with Cotulla and Mathis at 2-3.

Jourdanton will be the No. 4 seed out of District 15-3A Division I by virtue of its 18-12 win over the Cowboys on Nov. 3. 

Kord Northcut

Jourdanton senior Kord Northcut carries the ball Friday against Goliad.

The district’s tiebreaker awards the first position to the team with the best point differential, which is Mathis. The third-seeded Pirates had a plus-7 differential after beating the Indians by 14 and losing to Cotulla 34-27 in their finale Friday night.

The tiebreaker policy then advances the head-to-head winner between the remaining teams, which gave Jourdanton (4-6 overall) the final playoff berth.

Jourdanton will face 16-3A DI champion Lyford in bi-district at 2 p.m. Saturday at Indian Stadium.

Against Goliad, senior Kord Northcut had a team-high 94 rushing yards on 27 carries. Isaac Ramos had the Indians’ lone TD and finished with 28 rushing yards.

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