Jags tame Lions 56-8

STAFF REPORT 

Two games. Two blowouts. Who’s next? 

One might wonder if that’s what the Johnson Jaguars and their fan base are thinking following the team’s second straight 40+ point win in as many weeks. This time, the victims were the Lockhart Lions who had no answers as the Jags comfortably coasted to 56-8 win. 

Truthfully speaking, the game was pretty much over within the first few minutes as the Jags had an extended first quarter house party. 

PHOTO BY Shelby Williams
Jesse Medina #10, hands the ball off to Timothy Boyd #6, who ran the ball for a Jaguar first down.

Five Jaguar touchdowns in the first quarter sapped the wind out of the Lions’ sails and put Johnson ahead 35-0. Johnson’s barrage consisted of three total touchdowns scored by junior quarterback Jesse Medina, a trick play touchdown thrown by wide receiver Weston Bailey, a 6-yard touchdown run by running back Ethan Ybarra and a partridge in a pear tree. 

Cementing it together were a series of successful squib kickoff recoveries by Jags special teams that kept Lockhart’s offense off the field and the Jags in control. 

Johnson added another 14-point blitz in the second quarter and led 49-0 at halftime.

Medina was 6-for-8 and threw for 195 yards and three touchdowns in roughly three quarters of play. 

Nine Jaguars recorded at least one positive yard rushing. Jaguar running back Devin Blackwell had 79 yards on five carries and a touchdown and Medina had 72 yards and a score. Jaguar Ethan McAlister hauled in four passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. 

“We talk about starting fast and we play with tempo and that’s something we take pride in,” Jaguar head coach Steve Hoffman said in an interview posted on Hays CISD’s Twitter page. “The first series, we went out there and had a three and out. Our offense went out there and the offense was firing on all cylinders, drive after drive. We’re really proud of them. That’s how we work. We work hard. We practice fast. That’s what we did tonight.” 

Johnson had 561 yards of total offense in the game. Oppositely, the Jaguars held the Lions to 238 total yards. Thus far, the Jaguar “Black Shirt” defense (not official, but we’re happy to trademark the nickname) has only allowed 14 points through two games.

Coming Up

Johnson completes nondistrict play on Friday, Sept. 10 when they host Bastrop at 7:30 p.m. 

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