Tydre Malone scored from 16 yards out in the first quarter out to give J-H an early lead and hopes that the eight senior’s players being honored and Homecoming Queen Raivyn Anderson would be treated to a victory. NOT! North Caddo ruined the evening by outscoring J-H 28-8 in the second half to take a decisive 44-21 victory to basically claim the district 1-2A championship.
With the news that the final district 1-2A game at Lakeside this Friday has been cancelled due to Lakeside having a COVID-19 outbreak the loss relegated J-H to second place in district play for the fourth year in a row. North Caddo will secure the district championship with an expected victory over D’Arbonne Woods.
The North Caddo victory was no fluke as they dominated the contest to win their third straight in the series. The Rebels had a decisive advantage in every offensive statistical category to more than double the Tigers in total offense (525 – 257).
“I can’t tell you how disappointed I am with the way we played in the second half,” said Tiger head coach Terrance Blankenship
Two headed monster!The biggest advantage came through the passing game where the two headed North Caddo monster of Zion King and Chauntry Morris completed 12 of 14 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown. This is compared to the 7 of 16 for 76 yards and three interceptions performance suffered by Malone.
The pair also combined for 273 yards rushing which were 16 more yards than the Tigers had in total offense. Morris did most of the damage with 28 carries for 209 yards and three TD’s . The two were the only ones who carried the ball the entire game for the Rebels.
Bright spot! Thanks to LaJavion Nichols the Tigers did have one bright spot to look back on. The brawny sophomore carried the ball 19 times for a career best 164 yards and two scores including a 39 yard jaunt that brought J-H to within 16-13 at the half.
“I was pleased with the way we ended the first half,” said Blankenship. “I thought we would capatilize on the momentum in the second half but it obviously didn’t turn out that way.”
Out of hand! The game got out of hand in the third quarter when King threw a 78 yard touchdown pass and the North Caddo defense returned an interception for a touchdown to take a commanding 30-13 into the final quarter. Two more fourth quarter scores by the Rebels accounted for the final margin and the most points ever scored by North Caddo against the Tigers.
Seniors play final regular season game! It was known that the contest would be the final regular season home game for the eight seniors: Cornelius Boston, Davion McGuire, Connor Webb, Datravien Bowie, Quiyontae Henderson, Phillip Beard, Chase Bryant and Skylar Levingston . With the cancellation of the final game of the year it now reflects their final regular season game ever as a Tiger.
“I hate we didn’t get a win in the seniors last regular season home game,” said Blankenship. “Hopefully they will work hard these next two weeks as we get ready for the playoffs to keep their season going.”
JHHS (3-3, 1-1) 7 6 0 8 – 21
NCHS (4-3, 2-0) 8 8 14 14 – 44
1st quarter: Tydre Malone 16 yard run (Davion McGuire PAT)
2nd quarter: LaJavion Nichols 39 yard run (PAT no good)
4th quarter: LaJavion Nichols run (2 –point conversion)
Passing: Malone 7/16 76 yards, 3 INT
Rushing: Nichols 19/164, 2 TD’s, Calahan 2/9, Hernandez 2/7, Malone 7/1, 1 TD
Receiving: Calahan 5/390, Lewis 1/31, Mozee 1/15
Defense stats: Tackles Assists
Atkins 9 4
Nichols 8 3
Andrews 5 (2 sacks, 2 TFL)
Drayton 4 2