Jourdanton beats Cotulla, earns playoff spot


Jourdanton Indians traveled to Cotulla and “took care of business”, winning a pivotal district game that assured JHS a playoff spot in District 15-3A Division I.

Final score was Jourdanton 28, Cotulla 7.

In the 1st quarter JHS got on the scoreboard when Indian QB Raymond Ruiz connected with wide receiver Jared Meyer on a 39-yard scoring play. Two-point try failed and JHS led, 6-0.

In the 2nd period, JHS QB Ruiz connected on a 10-yard pass to Tristian Rutherford for Jourdanton’s 2nd TD. Jared Meyer was good on his extra point kick and JHS led, 13-0.

Indian RB Jemareon Moore dashed 18 yards on a scoring play in the 2nd period. Two-point conversion attempt failed and score was, 19-0.

Later in the 2nd stanza, JHS’s Ruiz passed for his 3rd touchdown, again to Meyer. Extra point kick after was no good and Jourdanton carried a 25-0 lead into halftime.

JHS scored its final points on a 22-yard field goal by kicker Meyer and the Indians were ahead, 28-0.

Cotulla got onto the scoreboard in the fourth period and with a successful point after, that was the final scoring of the game with JHS winning, 28-7.

Jourdanton Coach Darrell Andrus said, “We started off playing very well with the kids executing in all three phases of the game. We locked up a playoff spot with the win and look forward to our last home game on Friday, November 4, against Goliad.”

The Jourdanton-Goliad game is for out right 3rd place in 15-AAA Division I.

The Indians have invited First Responders from the community to be recognized before the game and to enter the stadium with the Indians as they run onto the field.

Here are stats for Jourdanton players in the Cotulla game.

Raymond Ruiz passed for 111 yards, going 5 for 11, with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rushing for Jourdanton were Raymond Ruiz – 13 carries for 138 yards; Casey Fuentes – 6 carries for 54 yards; Jemareon Moore – 9 carries for 43 yards; Jared Meyer – 1 carry for 14 yards and William Locke – 5 carries for 4 yards.

In pass receptions for Jourdanton, Matt Bray had a catch for 39 yards; Darren Loza – 1 for 30 yards; Tristian Rutherford – 2 for 27 yards and Jared Meyer, 1 for 15 yards.

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