Updated Sat, Oct 6, 2012 12:36 am
The Jackson Ironmen got it done tonight with their stout defense and effective running game, beating their SEOAL rivals, the Logan Chieftains 31-20.
Jackson was first to score on the night when senior quarterback Steven Kearns utilized the option and carried the ball 72 yards to set the tone. He had nine carries for 115 yards and one touchdown. He threw for 50 yards completing 4-of-8 with one interception. Logan was unable to answer, as the Ironmen defense remained solid. Jackson led 7-0 at the end of the first.
The Chieftains were able to get something going with a 9-yard pass to wide receiver Nick Maniskas followed by running back Corey McCarty’s solid running game, defending his rank on the SEOAL player of the year watch list and pushing his team further into Jackson territory.
On the ensuing drive, running back Nick Kost ran it in 12 yards for a diving touchdown. The field goal was blocked and Jackson took over on their thirty-yard line.
Jackson’s running back Morgan Landrum fought back, showing the fans there was another POY contender on the field tonight with back to back running plays, sending the Ironmen 29 yards up the field. He had 12 carries for 101 yards and one touchdown. Jackson scored three more touchdowns on the night.
Derek Rafferty didn’t play in the quarterback position tonight and his out of the pocket ability showed, he had 13 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown.
McCarty had 31 carries for 144 yards. Wide receiver Dominick Stevens scored a majority of the points for Logan tonight, bringing them within 11 points at the end of the game. He had four receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
Logan’s quarterback Jack Music threw for 204 yards tonight completing 10-for-18 with two touchdowns. Logan was able to tack up more points in the second half with two touchdowns but unfortunately for them it wasn’t enough.