Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School made a furious rally but three touchdowns by Haynesville in their first three possessions was too much to overcome in the junior Tigers season opener that ended with a 40-30 loss. Dylan Hayes led the Tigers offense with three TD’s, assisted by Jamarion Harris, who scored another and Tysen Burks who threw for a pair of touchdowns.
Despite the loss in his first ever game as the JHJH head football coach, Trevaun Calahan, was proud of the way his team battled.
“I was pleased with the way we battled through adversity and even though we lost, I liked the fight the guys showed,” said Calahan. “We need to be more diciplined as we had four touchdowns called back but we are getting it together and making progress.”
The junior high Tigers will be in action again on September 15th when they travel to Winnfield. The matchup carries extra incentive for the coaches as Winnfield Middle School head coach, Chance Williams and Calahan are former classmates at Jonesboro-Hodge.