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October 16, 2018

10/6/2018 7:57:00 AM
FOOTBALL: Ironmen rout Miami Trace in 69-0 shutout
Jackson quarterback Jared Icenhower had a rushing touchdown on the games opening drive in a Frontier Athletic Conference football game against Miami Trace on Friday night at Alumni Stadium. (Photo By Red Thompson, Jr.)

Jackson quarterback Jared Icenhower had a rushing touchdown on the games opening drive in a Frontier Athletic Conference football game against Miami Trace on Friday night at Alumni Stadium. (Photo By Red Thompson, Jr.)

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JACKSON - One week after scoring 69 points in a 29-point win over Washington Court House, Jackson opened Friday night's game with a 9-play, 72-yard scoring drive and never looked back, as the Ironmen thumped visiting Miami Trace 69-0 at Alumni Stadium.

The 69 points scored in back-to-back games by the Ironmen is a first in the 120-year existence of the program.

With the win, Jackson improved to 5-2 on the season, including 2-0 in the Frontier Athletic Conference, while Miami Trace dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in FAC play.

Jackson found comfort in the opening quarter, as it jumped out to a 15-0 lead, and added another 34 points in the second to take a 49-point advantage into the locker room.

"This was another great team win for our kids. It's all about them and what they can do," said Jackson head coach Andy Hall. "It was one of those situations where we jumped out on them early."

Quarterback Jared Icenhower complete 6 of 10 passes in the first half, including one to Reid Evans that went for a 55-yard touchdown late in the second quarter that gave Jackson a 49-0 lead. Icenhower also had a touchdown run of two yards on the game's opening drive.

From there, Jackson never let up.

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The Ironmen had several standouts, especially in its ground attack, including Jaiden Spires (139 yards, 2 TDs), Caleb Hutchinson (84 yards, 1 TD), Mitchell Johnson (74 yards, 2 TDs), Caleb Haller (61 yards and 1 TD), Brice Parks (48 yards 1 TD), and Evans (2-10, 1 TD).

"It was nice to have a flow. Our personnel groupings were smooth," Hall said. "We limited our kids that were banged up; our offensive line played well again, and continues to get better."

Jackson finished with an impressive 624 total offensive yards, including 19 first downs, while limiting Miami Trace to only seven yards and two first downs.

The closest Miami Trace got to erasing the goose egg off the scoreboard was during it seventh drive in the second quarter when the Panthers advanced to the Jackson 31-yard line, which was aided by a roughing-the-passer penalty.

The Panthers retained possession for the final 46 seconds in the first half, but the Ironmen's defense held them scoreless.

"We took it to them early," Hall said about his defense. "We pursued the football and played with a lot more energy. I was pleased with our defensive effort tonight.

"We knew coming in, they were either going to come out with a lot of fire and brimstone after a devastating loss to McClain last week, or they might decide they didn't want much to do with this. The first five minutes was the key, and we had to be physical in an attempt to take that fire away from them."

It will be Senior Night at Jackson High School next week, as the Ironmen will play their final game at home when they take on Hillsboro in another critical FAC matchup. The Indians defeated Washington Court House on Friday night 71-50.



(Vs. Miami Trace - Friday, Oct. 5)


Miami Trace 0 0 0 0 - 0

Jackson 15 34 6 14 - 69

JHS - Jared Icenhower, 2-yard run, EP kick by Trent Wolford, 1Q, 6:50, 0-7, (9-play, 72-yard drive after MT punt).

JHS - Caleb Haller, 52-yard run, EP run by Caleb Haller, 1Q, 3:06, 0-15, (5-play, 94-yard drive after MT punt).

JHS - Reid Evans, 6-yard run, EP run failed, 2Q, 11:53, 0-21, (4-play, 48-yard drive after MT punt).

JHS - Jaiden Spires, 48-yard run, EP kick by Trent Wolford, 2Q, 9:55, 0-28, (2-play, 43-yard drive after 11-yard punt return by Reid Evans).

JHS - Brice Parks, 3-yard run, EP kick by Trent Wolford, 2Q, 4:55, 0-35, (5-play, 64-yard drive after MT punt).

JHS - Jaiden Spires, 2-yard run, EP kick by Trent Wolford, 2Q, 1:34, 0-42, (4-play, 68-yard drive after MT punt).

JHS - Reid Evans, 55-yard pass from Jared Icenhower, 2Q, 0:54, 0-49, (2-play, 70-yard drive after 3-yard interception return by Reid Evans).

JHS - Mitchell Johnson, 5-yard run, EP kick failed, 3Q, 0:16, 0-55, (4-play, 23-yard drive after Aden Strawser recovered MT fumble).

JHS - Caleb Hutchinson, 10-yard run, EP kick failed, 4Q, 10:15, 0-61, (3-play, 30-yard driver after Aden Strawser recovered MT fumble).

JHS - Mitchell Johnson, 9-yard run, EP run by Caleb Hutchinson, 4Q, 5:36, 0-69, (2-play, 85-yard drive after MT punt).


First Downs - JHS 19, Miami Trace 2

Scrimmage Plays - JHS 53, Miami Trace 37

Rushes-Yards - JHS 41-459, Miami Trace 22-(-16)

Passing Yards - JHS 165, Miami Trace 23

Total Yards - JHS 624, Miami Trace 7

Comp.-Att.-Int. - JHS 7-12-0, Miami Trace 4-15-1

Punts-Yards - JHS 0-0, Miami Trace 8-342

Fumbles-Lost - JHS 0-0, Miami Trace 4-2

Turnovers - JHS 0, Miami Trace 3

Penalties-Yards - JHS 5-50, Miami Trace 3-40


Rushing - (JHS) Jaiden Spires 9-139 and 2 TDs, Caleb Hutchinson 3-84 and 1 TD, Mitchell Johnson 12-79 and 2 TDs, Caleb Haller 2-61 and 1 TD, Brice Parks 3-48 and 1 TD, Jared Icenhower 5-34 and 1 TD, Reid Evans 2-10 and 1 TD, Cameron Webb 5-4. (Miami Trace) Josh Liff 5-5, Jaydenn Terry 3-3, Dalton Mayer 6-1, Matthew Haddox 3-(-3), Tyler Taylor 3-(-12), Team 2-(-10).

Passing - (JHS) Jared Icenhower 6 of 10 for 156 yards and 1 TD and 0 interceptions, Jaiden Spires 1 of 2 for 9 yards with 0 TDs and 0 interceptions. (Miami Trace) Tyler Taylor 3 of 8 for 17 yards with 0 TDs and 0 interceptions, Dalton Mayer 1 of 5 for 6 yards with 0 TDs and 1 interception, Graham Carson 0 of 1 with 0 interceptions, Westin Melvin 0 of 1 with 0 interceptions.

Receiving - (JHS) Reid Evans 2-101 and 1 TD, Drew Bragg 2-35, Brody Landrum 2-20, Camron Webb 1-9. (Miami Trace) Dalton Mayer 1-16, Brayden Cooper-Smi 1-6, Joshua Gilmore 1-4, Andrew Amore 1-(-3).

Punting - (JHS) None. (Miami Trace) Justin Shoemaker 8-342 (42.7 avg.).

Interception Returns - (JHS) Reid Evans 1-3. (Miami Trace) None.

Kickoff Returns - (JHS) Jaiden Spires 1-36. (Miami Trace) Josh Liff 4-69, Joshua Gilmore 3-13.

Punt Returns - (JHS) Reid Evans 1-11. (Miami Trace) None.

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