The Jasper Bulldogs won the 9-4A Division II Football District Championship on Friday night with a 51-20 win over the Center Roughriders here in Jasper.
The Dawgs now move on to the Bi-District Round of the 4-A Division II Texas High School Football Playoffs:
Jasper Vs. Hardin-Jefferson
Thursday 7:00 pm at Vidor
*Jasper on the visitor's side
Tickets - advance
$3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults
Tickets - at the gate
$4.00 for students, $6.00 for adults
On Friday, Center took the opening kickoff and struck quickly. On the first play from scrimmage, Center turned in an 82 yard touchdown run and quickly went up on Jasper 7-0.
However, the Dawgs answered right back. On their second play of their first possession, Jasper’s Carl Limbrick got loose for a 50 yard romp into the end-zone. Alex Mijares kicked the point after and that tied it up 7 all.
Center came right back, putting together a long touchdown drive. However, the Dawg defense blocked the extra point and Center had a 13-7 lead still early in the 1st quarter.
Early on it appeared that it would be a high scoring affair, but adjustments on the Jasper defense shut down the Center offense.
Meanwhile, Jasper’s offense went right back to work with a touchdown drive of their own that ended when Carl Limbrick found the end-zone again, this time from 12 yards out and with Montavien Hunt out front blocking Center defenders for him. Mijares’ PAT was good and Jasper lead at that point 14-13.
Early in the 2nd quarter, another long Jasper drive ended when Montavien Hunt carried one in on a short burst. The point after was good and Jasper increased their lead to 21-13.
Later in the 2nd quarter, Jasper’s offense struck again with a 32 yard field goal from Alex Mijares, which was set up by a Jermario Thomas interception. It was one of four interceptions in the game by the Dawg defense, two of which came in the 2nd quarter, and another in the 3rd quarter by T. Collins.
Jasper’s J. Woods logged an interception which lead to a 12 yard scoring play by Montavien Hunt, and that sent Jasper in at the half leading 31-13.
The Jasper offense continued rolling in the second half with touchdowns turned in by Reggie Shaw and Jatavien Hadnot. Center managed to score late in the game, but it was too little too late and Jasper cruised to a 51-20 win.