CENTRAL, MJCA FALL ON ROAD
Watertown High cranked up the offense and played solid on defense to pull off a 20-14 victory over visiting Jackson County High Oct. 30 at Robinson Stadium. The Purple Tigers closed out the season with a record of 4-6, halting a four-game losing streak.
Watertown piled up 416 yards in total offense. Brannon Hill ran 23 times for 124 yards while KeAndre Bates added 15 carries for 110 yards. Both backs scored a touchdown. Quarterback Ty Jobe completed 8-of-16 passes for 116 yards for 121 yards. He threw for one touchdown and was picked off twice.
Watertown’s first possession resulted in an 83-yard, seven-play drive, all runs, to take an early lead. Hill went in from 20 yards out to score. The conversion kick by Cody Lipski made it 7-0 Purple Tigers with 5:53 remaining in the first quarter.
Trailing 14-7 at intermission, Watertown took the lead for good midway throught the fourth on an 80-yard scroing drive. The big play was a 43-yard pass from Jobe to Hill on a third and 10 play. From there Jobe ran for 13 and then for 3, before Bates took a handoff going to his right. Finding nowhere to run, he reversed his field and circled around the left end for a 22-yard TD to clinch the win.
Linebacker T.J. Hall had a big interception for the Purple Tigers.
Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy closed out the 2010 football season with a pair of road losses.
The Wildcats finished the season 3-7 overall / 2-5 in District 9AAA with a 9-7 loss at Portland. Central gave up a blocked punt in the second quarter and squandered at least two scoring opportunities in the second half.
MJCA slid to 2-8 / 1-5 with a 21-10 loss at Riverside Christian in Fayetteville. Cody Butler had the only TD for the Saints.