With Tyler Junior School’s upset win over defending nationwide champion New Mexico Navy on Saturday, the SWJCFC race was thrown into chaos.
The Apaches used one other stable defensive outing with a change at quarterback to register a 20-12 win over the Broncos in Tyler, snapping NMMI’s 11-game profitable streak.
In different Southwest Junior School Soccer Convention video games on Saturday, Trinity Valley took over the convention lead with a 28-14 victory over Blinn in Athens, Texas and Cisco downed Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 7-6 in Miami, Oklahoma. In a non-conference recreation, Navarro scored a 49-0 win over Dallas Prime. Kilgore School had an open date.
Video games this week on Saturday embody: New Mexico Navy (5-1, 3-1) vs. Cisco (3-3, 1-3), 2 p.m. Chesley Discipline, Cisco; Tyler (3-2, 2-1) vs. Blinn (3-3, 1-3), 3 p.m. Cub Stadium, Brenham; Arlington Decision Prep vs. Kilgore (3-2, 2-2), 3 p.m. R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, Kilgore; Trinity Valley (4-1, 3-0) vs. Navarro (4-2, 3-1), 3 p.m. Neighborhood Nationwide Financial institution & Belief Stadium, Corsicana; and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (2-4, 0-4), open.
The Apaches’ protection held the Broncos, who had been averaging 35.4 factors per recreation, to 4 fields aim whereas choosing off three passes in handing defending nationwide champion NMMI its first lack of the season. It additionally snapped the Roswell, New Mexico squad’s 11-game profitable streak. The Broncos had overwhelmed the Apaches 4 straight, together with in final yr’s Southwest Junior School Soccer Convention championship.
“It was a giant confidence enhance for us,” TJC Coach Tanner Jacobson mentioned. “It was good for the offense to search out their groove and get into the top zone. … I used to be actually impressed with our sideline additionally. There was no finger-pointing; We rallied collectively — offense, protection and particular groups. I used to be actually happy with our guys.”
TJC improves to 3-2 general and 2-1 within the SWJCFC, whereas the Broncos fall to 5-1 and 3-1.
TJC held NMMI to only 189 complete yards (113 speeding, 76 passing). That was per week after holding Northeastern Oklahoma A&M to 133 complete yards (114 speeding, 19 passing) in a 5-0 win.
The Apaches did make a change at quarterback as Hunt Younger, a freshman from Mansfield Summit, began as earlier QB Deniquez Dunn moved again to his authentic place of broad receiver.
Jacobson credited offensive coordinator Brady Davis for the change and the change labored as Younger threw two landing passes — 47 to Tray Taylor and 14 to Tyrone Browning — on exact tosses. Dunn caught 5 passes for 52 yards. He additionally tossed an 11-yarder to QB Younger on a reverse cross.
Carlisle freshman Aaron Gallegos linked on two subject objectives (22, 42) and two additional factors.
All of NMMI’s scores had been on subject objectives by William Testa (27, 38, 42, 27).
The Apaches had three interceptions — Michael Ray Jr., Dontavius Burrows and Daniel Cobbs.
TJC received regardless of 5 turnovers — Darius McClendon and Terrance Alexander had interceptions for the Broncos, plus NMMI recovered three fumbles.
Within the ESPN+ nationally televised recreation, the Apaches had 394 yards of complete offense (202 speeding, 192 passing).
TJC led 6-3 at halftime, however the Broncos went on prime 9-6 within the third quarter.
The Tyler quick-strike assault labored as Younger, on consecutive drives, led his workforce to scores with TD passes to Taylor and Browning within the quarter. The Apaches led 20-9 heading into the fourth.
NMMI pulled inside 20-12 after Testa’s 27-yard subject aim with 9:30 on the clock, however the Apache D by no means allowed the Broncos to get near the top zone.
Logan Johnson led TJC in speeding with 83 yards on 12 carries. Isaiah Lee (12-57) and Kywon Morgan (11-50) had been stable on the bottom.
SMOKE SIGNALS: The TJC girls’s nationwide tennis workforce was honored throughout the recreation. … Different SWJCFC outcomes embody: Trinity Valley 28, Blinn 14; Cisco 7, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 6; and Navarro 49, Dallas Prime 0. Kilgore was open. … The Apaches return to play on Saturday, Oct. 15 to tackle Blinn in Brenham. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. … NMMI is scheduled to play at Cisco the identical day with a 2 p.m. kickoff.