One and done! That was the result of the JHHS Tigers’ foray into the Division IV playoffs after falling to #7 Logansport by a 36-6 score. The loss ended the Tiger’s season with a 3-8 record while Logansport improved to 8-3 on the season and advanced to play #10 East Feliciana in the regionals.
Optimism was high for the #27-seeded Tigers to pull an upset as playing conditions were horrible. From the start, the contest was played in a driving rain and a cold, howling wind that seemingly would benefit JHHS as Logansport was more of a passing team. Time and again in the first half, JHHS was in a favorable position only to see Logansport not only escape but capitalize on their situation. Examples are:
(1) Logansport faced a fourth and 11 in the first quarter and lined up to punt. Instead, it was a fake that accounted for 16 yards and a first down. Three plays later Logansport went up 8-0.
(2) After going 90 yards in 11 plays to narrow the margin to 8-6, JHHS had Logansport facing a 3rd and 21 situation only to see the home-standing Tigers gain 26 yards leading to another TD that upped the lead to 14-6.
(3) JHHS was at the Logansport 48-yard line facing a 4th and six situation with 2:38 remaining in the half. A seemingly good decision to punt backfired as Logansport blocked the kick and took over at the Tiger 26-yard line. Again JH forced a long third down, this time 3rd and 15 only to have Logansport gain 21 yards. Still, all JHHS had to do was hold the home team out on the last play of the half but allowed a 6-yard TD pass as time expired to go up 22-6 and break the back of the Tigers.
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