On Friday, Jefferson County High School squared off against Port Gibson, securing a victory with a 14-6 final score.
Both the Tigers and the Blue Waves showcased their defensive prowess throughout the game. Jermall Williams spearheaded JC’s defense with 11 tackles and a sack. Zavien Tenner made significant contributions with five tackles and five pass deflections. Additionally, Luke Bolin put up four tackles, deflected three passes, and made an interception which he ran back for 31 yards.
On the offensive side, quarterback Jabari Watson had a shaky start but managed to find his rhythm, completing 20 out of 29 passes for 213 yards. He accounted for both of the team’s touchdowns, one through the air and another on the ground. He also contributed to the scoring with a successful two-point conversion.
Royale Shelvy was a key player for the Tigers. While he rushed for 40 yards and completed 2 of his 3 passing attempts, he truly stood out as a wide receiver. Shelvy recorded a season-high with 16 receptions, accumulating 143 yards in the process.
The Tigers’ ground game was led by JJ Claiborne, who carried the ball 17 times for 118 yards, and Jamari Tenner, who amassed 89 yards from just nine attempts.
JC Head Coach Roderick Holmes emphasized that the last four minutes of the game were pivotal to securing the victory. The matchup was particularly notable for Holmes as he faced off against JC’s previous head coach, James Herrington.
With a 4-2 record, the Tigers are set to host Franklin County this coming Friday for their homecoming game.See a typo? Report it here.