Vols Dominate For A 45-3 Win

The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dominated their Friday night season opener against the McBee Panthers. An impressive series of 7 touchdowns lifted the Vols to a final score of 45 to 3. The win fits right into the efforts of Coach Todd Shigley to have the team expect to win.

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The Panthers took the lead early with a field goal at 8:25 in the first quarter. Less than two minutes later, AJ responded with a 3-yard run by Jamie Hinson at 6:45 in the first quarter to bring the score to 6-3. Aj took the score to 13-3 with a 4-yard run by Luke Faulkenberry and extra point with 2:22 left in the first quarter.  Jamie Hinson ran a punt return 70 yards for the third AJ score of the game at 10:55 in the second quarter. The Extra point attempt was unsuccessful in bringing the score to 19-3. With 5:17 left in the half, AJ scored again when OJ White ran the ball had towards the goal and lost the ball on the one-yard line. Caleb Myers picked it up and ran it in for a touchdown. With the successful extra point, the score at the half was AJ 26 and McBee 3.

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The Vols scored again at 2:13 in the third quarter with a pass reception by Samaad Rushing for a 47-yard play. The extra point attempt failed, AJ 32-3. AJ returned to the end zone at 10:40 with a 10-yard run by OJ White. The extra point missed bringing the score to 38-3. The final score was a 75-yard run by OJ White at 2:57 left in the game. The successful extra point brought the score to a final of 45-3

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Andrew Jackson ran the ball 30 times for 320 yards and completed 10 passes for 169 for a total offense of 489 yards. The Vols got 6 first downs. AJ completed 10 of 13 passes with one fumble and no interceptions. AJ had 5 penalties for a loss of 40 yards.  Ben Hinson lead the Vols with 7 tackles, Ty Elder had 6 tackles. AJ head coach Todd Shigley was pleased with the win. “It is a great first win. We still have some things to work on.”

The McBee Panthers ran the ball 35 times for 8 yards and completed 9 passes for 65 yards for total offense of 73 yards. The Panthers got 6 first downs. The Panthers completed 9 of 13 passes with one interception and two fumbles. Panthers had 9 penalties for a loss of 45 yards. Panthers head coach Charlie Poole summed up the game, “They are a physical team and we did not execute.”

The Volunteers play away next Friday to take on St. Johns Islanders. McBee has their home opener against Chesterfield next Friday.



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