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In the second to last meeting between the Wellston Golden Rockets and the Jackson Ironmen, Jackson laid down the gauntlet.
The Ironmen racked up 483 total yards, compared to the Rockets’ 189 yards, in route to a 54-14 victory in their final game at C.H. Jones Field.
Leading the force for Jackson was junior Quarterback, Jared Icenhower. Icenhower went 7 of 8 for 211 yards and two touchdowns. The longest pass on the day went for 87 yards to Brody Landrum. He finished the game with three receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown. Tearing up the opponent’s defensive line was junior running back, Bryce Graham. With 95 yards in 9 attempts, Graham was relentless on the ground and fought his way for every extra yard.
As for Wellston, the first quarter was their best. Rylan Molihan stepped up big with an interception against the Ironmen on the third play of the game. He would then take it himself and score the first touchdown of Wellston’s season. Molihan was also responsible for the second touchdown as well. Another player who had a strong performance was Nick Davis. He rushed for 61 yards in 13 attempts, an average of 4.69 yards per carry. In a lopsided affair, Molihan and Davis were the bright spots for the Golden Rockets this evening.
After the first, Jackson dominated, scoring 48 of their total 54 points. On the ground, the Ironmen had four different players rush for over 40 yards. Those players include, Icenhower, Elijah Zornes, Graham, and Jaiden Spires.
It was an impressive first game for Jackson as they look to build upon a successful 2017 season and are eager to prove themselves again this year. Wellston is back in action on Friday against Piketon, while Jackson visits Fairfield Union.