Third quarter burst lifts Indians past Eagles for the first time in 65 years



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 [2017] because of a concussion. Now, I’m back for my senior to beat them.”

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