Jourdanton’s season ends in bi-district

Indians finish season 6-5 with 56-14 loss to Blanco


Jourdanton’s Juan Lerma tries to make his way through three Blanco Panthers during the Indians bi-district game last Friday night in New Braunfels. Lerma led the Indians rushing attack with 122 yards on 13 carries. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Jourdanton’s Juan Lerma tries to make his way through three Blanco Panthers during the Indians bi-district game last Friday night in New Braunfels. Lerma led the Indians rushing attack with 122 yards on 13 carries. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Jourdanton’s playoff run was cut short after falling to Blanco 56-14 in the bi-district round Friday night in New Braunfels.

The Indians struggled to keep their offense on the field early on. A couple miscues and they found themselves down 21-0 after the first quarter. Jourdanton Head Coach Darrell Andrus knew they had a tough matchup coming in, but felt his team was ready for the challenge.

“We took a tough loss against a very good Blanco team,” Andrus said. “I have to say they played phenomenal and they deserved to win. I think we just couldn’t quite put it together tonight. The turnovers hurt us and we just didn’t click and I wasn’t expecting it. I really thought we were prepared to play better.

So I put a lot of that on me.”

Despite driving down the field multiple times, the Indians were unable to capitalize. During the second quarter, Jourdanton had driven down to the red zone, but sophomore Matt Hicks was picked off after a Blanco defender tipped his pass at the line.

With the loss, the Indians wrapped up their 2021 season with a 6-5 record. Though they were unable to get past Blanco, Andrus feels there’s a lot to be taken from his players.

“This group has been in the playoffs all four years they’ve been in high school,” Andrus said. “They had to overcome some adversity this year. I think that there’s a lot to learn for our young kids. It would have been easy to throw in the towel earlier in the year and I’m just really proud of my seniors. As I tell them all the time, they’ll always have a seat at my table and I’m going to miss them.”

EDITOR’S NOTE:

In our Jourdanton playoff history graphic last week there were two scores that were incorrect.

In 1982 Jourdanton lost to Rogers in the regional semifinals by a score of 34-13, not 35-0 as the graphic showed.

In 1984 Jourdanton lost 21-0 in the regional semifinals to East Bernard, not Eldorado.

The graphic was created based on the best information available and we apologize for the errors that were made

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