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Jaguars Over Crusaders

Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s football team was at the Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson Academy in Louisville last Friday night to take on the defending single A State Champions. It was a tough game for RTCA, but they did manage to put two touchdowns on the board, but lost the contest 49-13.

RTCA had the ball to start the game, and on the first play from scrimmage the snap went over quarterback TJ Stanley’s head, and was recovered by Jaguars in the end zone for a touchdown. They added the two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead. RTCA turned the ball over on downs on their next possession at the RTCA 21-yard line. In two plays the Jaguars were in the end zone again for their second touchdown of the game. With the extra point they took a 15-0 lead. RTCA punted the ball on their next possession, and the kick was partially blocked with Thomas Jefferson taking over at the RTCA 40-yard line. Thomas Jefferson scored on an 18-yard run and added the extra point for a 22-0 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff Jashaun Powell had a nice 40-yard return across midfield to the Jaguars 45-yard line. But RTCA couldn’t get anything going and turned the ball over on downs at the 40-yard line.

The Jaguars made it 29-0 before the end of the first quarter of the game.

Powell did have a nice gain on the next drive, and then a pass from Stanley to Hayden Kight put RTCA down to the Jaguar 20-yard line. RTCA moved the ball inside the 10 and had it 1stand- goal, but were stopped by the Jaguar defense, and turned the ball over on downs at the 7-yard line.

On the first play Thomas Jefferson broke free and went 93 yards for a touchdown. That made it 36-0. Thomas Jefferson added a 46-yard touchdown run late in the first half to make the score 420.

RTCA did get on the board before the end of the first half. A nice return on the ensuing kickoff by Tripp Durden put the ball at the Jaguar 35-yard line, and then Stanley hit Powell for a touchdown pass with Powell diving across the goal line for the score. They missed the extra point, but it was 42-6 heading to halftime.

It was a running clock in the second half of the game. The Jaguars scored one more touchdown in the third quarter of the game to take a 49-6 lead. RTCA got their final score in the fourth quarter on a 35-yard run by Hunter Ennis. Justin Bowers added the extra point to make it 49-13.

That was the final score of the game with Thomas Jefferson taking the win.

This week the Crusaders will be at Edmund Burke Academy on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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