JR Lions score back-to-back wins
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:57 am
BY TONY STINNETT, Courier Sports Editor
Cannon County's Junior Lions turned in back-to-back wins when they held off Jackson County for a 26-22 win at Schwartz Field Thursday (Sept. 18).
Cort Litchford's punt return for a touchdown proved to be the game winner. Jackson County had rallied from a 18-8 halftime deficit to take a 22-18 lead.
The Lions forced a punt and Litchford returned it for a touchdown to provide the comeback win.
The Lions (4-3) primarily pounded the middle with Gabe Elrod and Jacob Raines between the tackles. They hit Jackson County with another pass; however, when Parrish connected with Reece Smith for a 10-yard touchdown. Cannon County added the 2-point conversion when Love took a pitch from Elrod and scored on a reverse.
"It was another four-quarter battle that the boys refused to lose," JR Lions Head Coach Jason Elrod said. "We teach mental and physical toughness that these boys demonstrate on the field. They are a great group of boys who are always willing to fight to the whistle."