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Jay High Royals Win Homecoming

It was a battle of #4’s and our  #4 scored 5 times  their #4 only scored  3. Five touchdowns by Junior, Ricky Cofield (#4) made it a great Homecoming as the Royals defeated the Hornets 36-20. It looked like it was a going to be  long night for the Jay defense when Sheldon Vann from Cottondale scored twice for  the Hornets on two long runs of 56 and 65 yards in the first quarter. But the Royals defense came alive creating 7 turnovers. Five of which came in the second half.

The Hornets struck first when Vann went over the left tackle for the 56 yard Touchdown with 9:30 left in the first quarter.  Cottondale went for two and made the score 8-0.

The Royals quickly answered on a six play drive which was highlighted by big runs by Cofield of 21 and 33 yards.  Then Cofield took it in on a scamper from two yards out.  The PAT by Dakota Smith was good, making the score 8-7.

Jay fans couldn’t enjoy this for long, because Cottondale’s Vann scored again on the same play, going over the left tackle for 65 yards.  This time the extra point was no good making the score 14-7 Cottondale.

Late in the first quarter after a great punt Jay pinned the Hornets deep in their own territory. Cottondale’s punt was short and the Royals took over on the Cottondale 37 yard line.  A 15 yard run by Cofield and a pass from quarterback, Tate Upton, to Colton Williams, put the ball on the 8 yard line. First and goal, again Cofield punched it in to tie the game.

Mason Bridges recovered a fumble on the kickoff and it looked like the Royals were poised to score again.  But a holding penalty backed the Royals up ending the threat.

On the next Cottondale drive, Colton Williams intercepted a pass and ran it back 25 yards.  But the Royals could not find the goal line and the Hornets took over on downs.

Brandon Boutwell (#30) and Dillon Sims (#42) sacked the Cottondale quarterback for a big loss, stopping the Hornets offense and forcing them to punt.

Another short kick by the Hornets and  a great return by Dillashaw gave the Royals the ball on the 14 yard late in the first half. This drive ended when Jay threw an interception on a half back pass.  The half ended with the game tied 14 all.

Jay kicked off to start the second half.  But the Jay defense stopped the Hornets .  The Hornets kicked a short punt, and Dillashaw returned it to the Hornets 6 yard line.  Then Cofield scored a  touchdown on the next  play.  The PAT by Smith was good and the score was 21-14.  This was a turning point in the game as the Royals took control on the field and on the scoreboard.

Sheldon Vann, also #4 , for Cottondale scored again from 60 yards out. The Hornets went for the 2 point conversion but the Royals stopped them, maintaining the lead,  and the score was 21-20.

Mason Bridges recovered his second Hornet fumble late in the 3rd quarter and Jay scored again when Upton found Colton Williams on a 33 yard pass, bringing the Royals to the 4 yard line. Cofield ran it in to advance the Jay lead. 27-20.  The PAT was not good.

The Hornets next drive was snuffed out by Bridges, when he intercepted a pass to start the fourth quarter.  After the interception, the Royals drove the ball to the 10 yard line when Dakota Smith kicked a field goal making the score 30-20.

With 6:30 left in the game, Colton Williams intercepted another Cottondale pass and returned it 45 yards to the Hornets 15 yard line. Five plays later Cofield scored for the 5th time bringing the score to 36-20.  The PAT was no good.

The Hornets tried to score late in the game, but Williams ended the drive with his 3rd interception.

It makes it nice for the offense when the defense and special teams keep getting the ball back with great field position. Way to go Royals. Make plans to be there when Jay  faces  Baker at home next  Friday night.

JHS Homecoming 2012
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