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Critical week for Jr. High Horns

By Tim Chambers

JCMS now finds itself in two must-win situations in they want to make the middle school football playoffs in two weeks. The Longhorns fell to Chuckey-Doak 28-8 on Thursday to set up a critical week for them.
Chad Morefield scored a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game at 8-8, but the Black Knights would go on to score 20 unanswered points.
“They are an ok team, but our guys made them look a lot better than they were,” said JCMS’ head coach Devin Shaw. “It should have been 8-8 at halftime, but we had two horrible defensive plays that resulted in them scoring. We had four people tackling one guy for a turnover on downs, and they turn it into a 30-yard touchdown run. We also dropped a touchdown pass that was perfectly thrown by Connor Simcox. We didn’t come ready to play.”
The Longhorns will need to come ready this week to remain in the hunt.
They’ll host Cloudland on Tuesday on Harold Arnold Field then travel to Hampton on Thursday to battle the first-place Bulldogs. The Longhorns are now 1-1 in league play.
Game time for each game is set for 6 pm.