Friday night, the East Gadsden High Jaguars traveled to Jacksonville and proved they are indeed ready for the big dance. The Jaguars beat Andrew Jackson Tigers 41 – 6 in a 4A matchup of North Florida’s new emerging prep football stars.
The start of the game proved the Jaguars needed to play a flawless game in order to avoid a long, quiet return trip home. Several last-minute flags on different occasions allowed Andrew Jackson to stay in the game for two quarters. The officials were informed by several spectators they would not be able to save the Tigers. No sooner than the warning was received, quarterback Treveze Robinson hit running back Trini Charlton on a screen that gave the Jaguars a 38-yard touchdown.
The second half proved to the city of Jacksonville, scouting coaches and spectators that the East Gadsden Jaguars is a team well coached, prepared and conditioned. The Jaguars finished the game with 447 total yards. Quarterback Treveze Robinson passed for 240 yards, while running back Jarrell Reynolds added 105 rushing yards. Running back Trini Charlton silenced the Jacksonville crowd with several breakaway runs and finished the game with 103 rushing yards and 90 receiving yards.
“Once I receive the ball, I’m looking for the first crease that my O-line makes to explode through and searching for the next lane to make another burst,” said Charlton.
The Jaguars defense was led by Jarrell Reynolds with 10 tackles. The defense dominated the Tigers by racking 10 sacks with DE Eric Bethea, accounting for four solo sacks.
“Our preparation for the game was great; players practiced hard and stayed focused the entire week,” said Jaguars head coach Corey Fuller. “This victory accomplished the mission of making our presence known.”
When asked about their next opponent, Fuller said, “We’re planning to stay focused as a team on the prize, and whoever gets in the way will have to be ready.” Fuller added that one plan of action prior to the next game will be to get more aggressive play from our DB’s.
The East Gadsden Jaguars (4 -1) will travel to Marianna Friday night, Oct. 5 for a 7 p.m. EST game, their first 4A district clash with Marianna High (4-0).