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Jackson sweeps SJHS teams

Friday, October 3, 2003

Sikeston's Gavilan Bland (22) runs for a gain after catching a screen pass in Thursday's eighth grade game against Jackson
(Photo by Lance Hanlin, Staff)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade football teams were swept by Jackson on Thursday at SPS Stadium.

Sikeston lost the 9th grade game 37-28 while the 8th grade team fell 20-6.

In the freshman game, Sikeston (1-2) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a Deamicus Cox 92-yard run. Joe Lincoln's extra point made it 7-0.

Jackson then took the lead on a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone. The Indians ran a two-point conversion to make it 8-7.

Cox returned the ensuing kickoff down the left sideline 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs the lead once again. Lincoln's extra point made it 14-8.

But Jackson's Tom Wood answered with a kick return of his own for a touchdown to give the Indians the lead for good.

Cox would later add a 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. And in the fourth quarter, Lincoln hit wide receiver Josh Jackson for an 80-yard touchdown pass to make it 37-28.

The Bulldogs recovered the onside kick but couldn't score again.

In the 8th grade game, Sikeston (1-3) fell behind 20-0 and never could get much offense going.

The Bulldogs finally scored on the final play of the game when Tommie Strong took the toss sweep and out-ran the Jackson defenders down the left sideline for an 84-yard touchdown run.

Sikeston's 8th and 9th grade teams will play at Poplar Bluff next Thursday at 5 p.m.