Jourdanton holds off Randolph, 12-6

Indians Head Coach Andrus gets 50th win at JHS


Jourdanton’s Matt Hicks throws during the second quarter of the Indians game against Randolph last Friday night. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Jourdanton’s Matt Hicks throws during the second quarter of the Indians game against Randolph last Friday night. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The Indians hosted the Randolph Ro-Hawks last Friday night. This Friday night was not only special because it was a great way to end a week full of homecoming festivities, but the 12-6 win over Randolph also marked Head Coach and Athletic Director Darrell Andrus’ 50th win as head coach for the Jourdanton Indians.

“I’m proud of the last eight years and proud of my Jourdanton Indians as we add another to the win column,” Jourdanton Head Coach Darrell Andrus said.

The Indians received the ball first in the first quarter, but were stopped by the Ro-Hawks defense for a quick three-and-out. The Ro-Hawks marched all the way down to the 35-yard-line and set up a field goal. The attempt was blocked by the Indians defense. The Indians got the ball back and were able to capitalize on the drive as Jordan Castillo scored on an 11-yard touchdown run right before the quarter ended. Second quarter starts with a Ro-Hawks drive that finds them in the endzone as well, tying the score 6-6 early in the second. After a couple of three-and-outs for both sides, the Indians offense came back on the field. Jourdanton got all the way down to the Ro-Hawks 25-yard-line. On fourth and 11, Matthew Hicks found Luke Tapp open on a skinny post to take the lead back 12-6 heading into the half.

“A lot of people don’t realize what we’ve been through,” Andrus said. “We’re working back Matthew Hicks into the rotation with Clyde (Schuchart) and just need to work more on tempo this weekend.”

The Ro-Hawks offense came back out, but the Indians defense shut the drive down quickly. The Indians offense was able to move the ball down to the Ro-Hawks 15-yard-line, but not able to punch it in. Fourth quarter started off with a bang as we see the Ro-Hawks drove all the way down to the Indians 18-yard-line. Defense played tough as a pass attempt by the Ro-Hawks was intercepted by Kooper Schorsch deep in the endzone. The Indians defense amazes as they are able to stop the Ro-Hawks offense three more times, one with an interception made by Lane Bailey, and two turnover on-downs leaving the Indians victorious 12-6.

“We knew we were a second half team,” Bailey said. “So coming out of the half we knew if we read our keys and did assignments we’d be able to finish with a shutout in the second half.”

Luke Tapp finished with nine catches for 86 yards and one touchdown, Jordan Castillo rushed on 16 attempts for 63 yards and one touchdown. Matthew Hicks threw for 68 yards on eight completions with one touchdown. The Indians travel to SA Cole this Friday to continue district play.

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