The 3A Charleston Junior Tigers dominated the 4A Gentry Junior Pioneers on both sides of the ball to post a convincing 36-0 victory last Thursday. The Junior Tigers, 2-0, will open conference play this Thursday at Mansfield. Game time is at 7pm.
The Junior Tigers open the game with an on-side kickoff, recovered by Colton McDonald and never looked back. Seven plays later, Charleston took the lead for good, when Mason Wisdom pulled in a fourth and five Jackson Rowland pass, turned the corner and scored from 15 yards out.
Jackson, who was named the Gym Dandy’s offensive Player of the Game, completed 10 of 13 passes and four touchdowns in the game.
The defense was equally impressive in the game holding Gentry to minus total yards in the first half.
The Junior Tigers second possession also ended in the Junior Pioneers end zone when Colton McDonald scored his first of two touchdowns on a 10-yard pass. Josh Zimmer, who had a touchdown called back on the Junior Tigers first drive, pulled in a 33-yard pass on the drive.
On the Junior Pioneer’s next possession, Gym Dandy’s defensive Player of the Game, Jonathon Singleton, came up with a quarterback sack that put the Pioneers into a third and long. Josh Zimmer picked off the ensuing Gentry pass and returned it 35 yards for the Tiger score. Colton McDonald added the two-point conversion to put Charleston up 20-0.
Gentry also found themselves in the hole on their next possession after Drew Young and Jonathon Singleton teamed up for a quarterback sack. After the punt the Junior Tigers scored quickly with Colton McDonald pulling in a 9-yard Jackson Rowland pass for the score. Jonah Offutt, who was the Junior Tigers leading rusher in the game, added the two-point conversion to put Charleston up 28-0 at halftime.
Charleston rounded out the scoring early in the third quarter when Matthew Caples dived into the end zone on a 26-yard scoring pass. Jonah Offutt added the two-point conversion to put Charleston up 36-0. Sean Michael Flanagan returned a Gentry punt 78 yards for an apparent touchdown, but the score was nullified by a penalty.