Jaguars stick together for win over Faulkner
by Donell Maxie
Nov 17, 2013 | 1150 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Broad Street's Lamarcus Phillips catches one of his two touchdowns against Faulkner Friday. Phillips had five catches for 66 yards in the 47-29 win
Broad Street's Lamarcus Phillips catches one of his two touchdowns against Faulkner Friday. Phillips had five catches for 66 yards in the 47-29 win
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It was a total team effort for the Broad Street Jaguars Friday as they hosted the Faulkner Eagles in the first round of the 1A State Playoffs here at Wilson Stadium-Lit Parker Evans Field.

The Jaguars fell behind 21-12 in the first half, but rallied to take a 24-21 lead into the locker room at halftime and go went on to defeat the Eagles 47-29.

The win improved the Jaguars to 9-2 on the year. Faulkner finished the season 7-5.

Broad Street has proven to be one of the hottest teams in 1A as they are currently riding a six game winning streak.

Up next for the Jaguars are the Smithville Seminoles who defeated the Shaw Hawks 22-20 in Smithville Friday night.

"Last night we had a very good team effort. We had a balanced attack running and throwing the ball and the offensive line did a great job of giving our quarterbacks time to set their feet and go through their reads. The blocking also allowed our backs to have a good night running the football," said Broad Street Head Coach Damaris Mitchell.

The Jaguar defense was also a force, particularly in the second half.

"Faulkner came in with a really good scheme and they had some success early. In the second half our defensive staff made adjustments and moved our personnel around and we were able to get some stops. In the second half they only scored off a blocked punt," Mitchell added.

With the win Friday the Jaguars improved to 6-0 at home and with Smithville coming to Shelby Friday Mitchell is feeling good about their chances.

"This is what we have been playing for. We understand that in order to be a good team you have to protect home field. It has been a good atmosphere for us this year. We have gotten a lot of support from our student body and teachers and the community as a whole. We are very thankful for all the support we have been getting and we want to pack this stadium out Friday," said Mitchell.

Javaris McClenton led the Broad Street offense-completing 7-of-7 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns. McClenton also rushed for 58 yards on eight carries.

Danterris Greyer completed 11-of-15 passes for 142 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 30 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.

Richard Horn finished with 87 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown and Demarcus Alexander had 57 yards on seven carries with a touchdown.

Lamarcus Phillips led the receivers with five catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns, Alexander had five catches for 73 yards with a touchdown, Traterrious Britton caught five balls 58 yards, Flocovyan Robinson has two catches for 11 yards with a touchdown and Horn caught one pass for seven yards.

On the defensive side of the ball the Jaguars got eight tackles from Johnny Scott, Zekedrick Bingham had six tackles, Devonte Brown, Phillips, Kentarius Allen, and Alexander had five tackles each and Ladarius Williams and Britton had four tackles each.

The Jaguars will host Smithville at 7 p.m. Friday.