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Injuries Plague Jay’s loss to Baker

Injuries Plague Jay’s loss to Baker

Coach Smith was very proud of the good showing his offense made Friday night in Baker.  Especially that of Allen Perry who rushed for 110 yards on 23 carries and quarterback , Tate Upton, who totaled 172 yards passing with Sammy James accounting for 162 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.  “We have got to learn how to play defense”, said Smith.  Jay fans watched Baker score 9 touchdowns, with seven of them coming on long runs.

Jay took the opening kick, went 3 and out and punted to Baker.  Who ran 4 plays and scored on a 47 yard touchdown run by the very fast Ivory Smith, #6.   The Royals second possession was sparked by a 17 yard run by #32, Dakota Smith. Smith was brought down with a horse collar tackle which added 15 yards to the end of the run.  On 4th and 3 quarterback, Tate Upton, found his favorite receiver Sammy James near the sideline for the first down. A short run by #42, Allen Perry, and another pass to James brought the ball to the Baker 5 yard line on 4th down and one.  Baker jumped off-sides giving Jay a first down at the 3.  Two plays later Dakota Smith broke through and scored.  The point after  failed, this tied the game at 6 all with 3:55 left to play in the 1st quarter.

Baker quickly answered with another long run of 56 yards by #44, Harper.  After Baker scored, Jay came out passing on 1st down but a holding penalty backed up the Royals putting them in a big hole sending the punting team on the field. A bad snap went over  the punter, Sammy James’ head, and Baker recovered the ball  in the end zone for a touchdown.  The two point conversion was good and the score was 20-6 in favor of Baker.

Baker scored on a long run by quarterback Vada Moore.  Then the team of Upton and James struck back on 2nd and 5 from the 39 yard line.  The long pass went high and James went up and over a Baker defender and made an incredible catch and ran the ball in for a 71 yard touchdown.  The score now 26-12 in favor of the Gators.

Unfortunately, for the Royals, Baker’s #6, Ivory Smith, went flying around the left end  to score on 2 more runs advancing Baker’s lead to 40-12.

But the Royals offense refused to quit, scoring again on another long pass from Upton to James.  This time for 48 yards and a touchdown.  The two point conversion was good as #1 Connor Weekes caught a pass in the end zone from Upton.

Jay scored again early in the 4th quarter when #42, Allen Perry, recovered a muffed punt on Baker’s 36 yard line.  Perry  rushed for several plays, then handed off the ball to #22, Coltin Williams, who ran it in from 15 yards out on a reverse .  The Royal’s saw Perry last week against Cottondale when he scored late in the game. Perry’s opportunity to play tailback in this game  came due to the injuries suffered by  Ricky Cofield,   Brandon Boutwell and Dakota Smith. Smith suffered a broken collarbone early in the first quarter .

The final score was 61-26 Baker.  Next week will be the battle of the big Cats, when the Graceville Tigers host the Jay Royals.


Jay vs Baker
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