Jackson Defense Forces Six Turnovers In Win Over Talawanda

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It has been said that offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships. The Jackson Ironmen defense completely dominated the Talawanda Braves, forcing six turnovers in their 30-7 victory Saturday.

Turnovers were a big problem for the Talawanda Braves, giving the Ironmen a chance to run up the score early, and they did just that. The Braves were limited to just 174 yards of total offense.

After Reagin Conley’s interception in the first quarter, Johnny Farley ran in for his first touchdown, and would add another, finishing the day with 68 total yards.

Of Jackson’s six forced turnovers, two were fumble recoveries, giving them excellent field position. The Ironmen were able to capitalize each time and extend their lead to 24-0 by halftime.

Not only did Jackson dominate on defense, but its offense had a productive day as well. They finished with 390 yards of total offense.

Quarterback Hunter Sexton led the Ironmen to touchdowns after each turnover. He finished the day with over 125 yards, and forced a fumble on defense as well.

After securing a solid lead, Sexton took a seat midway through the third quarter, and backup Bryce Hall took over.

Kicker Dakota Nichols also contributed well for the Ironmen making 3-of-4 field goals, including one from 35 yards.

Talawanda’s offense struggled, and it wasn’t until late in the fourth quarter where running back Mason Kuhn ran for a 48-yard pickup followed by a two-yard touchdown, giving the Braves their first and only score.

Kuhn finished the day with 89 of the Braves’ 174 total yards.

In its first Saturday game in almost 80 years, Jackson clinched a playoff berth, and improved to 8-1 on the season .

The Ironmen will host Gallia Academy in their final regular season game Friday. A win will name them the SEOAL champions.



10.24.15 Talawanda Braves @ Jackson Ironmen