For the second week in a row, the Jackson Ironmen defeated a City League team from Columbus to advance in the Ohio High School football playoffs. The second win was much tougher, but the Ironmen prevailed with a 17-6 victory over Columbus Eastmoor in a Division 3, Region 11 quarter-final game Friday night at Jackson High School’s Alumni Stadium.

The game featured outstanding defensive play as both teams were kept well below their scoring averages. However, the Ironmen defense was superior, holding Eastmoor to only 124 total yards with 49 coming on a pass play for its only touchdown and also forcing three turnovers. Jackson was able to generate 239 total yards, but scored on touchdowns on two big pass plays from quarterback Jacob Winters to wide receivers Jacob Wood and Tristan Prater. Sophomore placekicker Ethan Crabtree booted a 27-yard field goal to give the Ironmen a 3-0 lead after a scoreless first quarter.

The Ironmen now advance to the Region 11 semi-finals this Friday evening, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. against a familiar foe, Western Brown, which defeated them earlier in the season, 33-28. The game will be played at Waverly High School with the kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WKOV (96.7 FM) with a broadcast time of approximately 6:35 p.m.