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As you may have already heard, considering it was all over Twitter Friday as one of the most talked about finishes of the night, the Jackets won their first district game in spectacular fashion.

Trailing opponent John Tyler by a score of 44-27, the Jackets racked up 17 points in a span of 4:29, tying the game late in the fourth quarter.

When the Lions pulled ahead once again bringing the score to 58-51, it appeared as though Rockwall’s scoring frenzy was all for naught.

But with 3:13 on the clock, senior quarterback Matt Jones connected with senior receiver Sam Crawford for a 19-yard touchdown that brought the Yellowjackets to within a point.

Lining up to tie the game with the extra point, Jones, this time serving as placeholder for the kick, instead took the snap and ran the ball in for a two-point conversion, giving the Jackets a one-point lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Though the defense had a rough night, giving up 725 yards to the Lions, they stepped up when it mattered most, securing the Rockwall win by holding their opponent on fourth down as time ran out.

Jones and Crawford were quite the tandem, as Jones ended the night with four touchdowns and 284 yards, 200 of which were to Crawford, who hauled in all four touchdown passes.

Senior running back AJ Blacknall added 151 yards on the ground and one rushing touchdown.

Also of note, junior kicker Cole Talley nailed an impressive 49-yard field goal as the first half expired, giving Rockwall the momentum as they headed to the locker room.

Up next, the Jackets take on crosstown rival, the Heath Hawks, in the resurrected I-30 Classic this Friday night.

 

 

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