LION TAMERS Jefferson pitches 3rd straight shutout, whips New Boston 63-0


By Charlie Chitwood

footballSome coaches are happiest when their team can just outscore any opponent. You’d find a 100% approval rating amongst coaches whose team won’t let the other even score.

Look for Jefferson High head coach Antwain Jimmerson to hold membership in both clubs.

Jimmerson’s Bulldogs demoralized New Boston 63-0 last Friday, completing Jefferson’s third consecutive shutout in the process with a defense that drove back New Boston 36 yards for the night. The Dawgs had a modest 9-0 first-quarter lead before going nuclear on the Lions with 40 more points in just 6:50 of the second quarter.

The detonation started simply enough at the 7:12 mark of the quarter with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Kepha Luster from Trey Hodge. Jefferson’s lead swelled to 21-0 just 23 seconds later on Trace Smith’s fumble return for a touchdown. 63 seconds later, Eric Gipson intercepted a New Boston pass and scooted 20 yards into the end zone for another touchdown and a 28-0 lead. Taylor Smith rumbled three yards for a score at the 2:17 mark, then Jefferson tallied twice more in just 24 seconds on a 13-yard Dee Black run and a Hodge-to- Dee Mitchell hookup of five yards.

It was halftime in the Dog Pound and Jefferson led 49-0.

A running clock was followed for the rest of the game but Jefferson’s reserves were able to add to the scoreboard. Kylan Thomas tossed a 28- yard touchdown pass to Curtis Henry while Malik Cannon had the long play of the game, running 73 yards for a score early in the fourth.

The victory raises Jefferson’s mark…

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