For the first time since the Eisenhower administration, the Jourdanton Indians hold bragging rights over their cross-county rival Pleasanton Eagles.
Jourdanton’s trademark explosive nature helped the Indians overcome a slow start in the first half for a 35-7 win at Eagle Stadium on Friday night. Of Jourdanton’s 35 unanswered points, 29 were scored in the third quarter while their defense pitched a shutout in the second half.
It was revenge for Jourdanton after losing the previous meetings with Pleasanton in 2016 and 2017, when the teams renewed their rivalry after a decades-long hiatus.
“We finally did it,” said senior receiver Jarel Lilly. “We’ve been wanting to play them for a while now. I didn’t get to play in my freshmen year  because of a concussion. Now, I’m back for my senior to beat them.”