Jonesboro-Hodge and North Caddo have played some very entertaining football games over the last several years. Virtually every time the pair have battled it has been for the district 1-2A championship. The two squared off again this past Thursday and Friday for a three-game series but this time it was to see who would climb out of the 1-2A cellar as both entered play winless in three district games.
There is an old saying that it is lonely at the top. It is even worse when you are at the bottom, which is where the Tigers sit after dropping all three games by scored of 21-7, 12-3 and 12-0. Overall, JHHS now has a 2-11 record. North Caddo improved to 10-9 overall and 3-3- in district play.
In the first two games JHHS took early leads but North Caddo pounded Tiger pitching the rest of the way. Six stepped to the hill for the Tigers over the three game set. It didn’t matter who the Tigers threw, North Caddo pounded them, all as indicated below.
Offensively, Logan Smith continued to be scorching hot at the plate getting six hits in seven at bats (.857) that included two doubles, a triple and three RBI. For the year now, Smith is batting .690 which according to MaxPreps is the top batting average in the state. Marcus Thompson and Allen Tew also had a good series, with Thompson batting .429 (2-2B, 2 RBI, 3 RS, 2 SB) and Tew hitting .400 with four runs scored. Ethan Taylor hit .333 and Dominick Strickland slapped a double, had 3 RBI and scored twice.
Lady Tigers drop first two district games
District play hasn’t been any kinder to the softball team either. The Lady Tigers fell 19-1 to D’Arbonne Woods and 13-3 to North Caddo this past week with only a contest against Lakeside on Tuesday left to play. In six of the eight innings over the course of the two games, JHHS showed only a four run deficit but it was the second inning in both games that made the ultimate difference. Against D’Arbonne Woods the Lady Tigers trailed 3-1 after 1 1/2 innings but in the bottom of the second DWC scored 18 to put the game away. Against North Caddo, the Lady Titans put up a seven spot. The pair of losses leave the Lady Tigers with an 1-11 overall record and 0-2 in district 1-2A play.
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