Updated Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:40 pm
The Jackson Ironmen dominated the Waverly Tigers Friday night, beating them by a final score of 68-0.
Jackson continued to maintain its home field advantage after easily topping Wellston last week. They looked like Ironmen on defense, as they limited the Tigers to 56 total yards of offense.
Hunter Sexton stole the show early, throwing for two touchdowns and picking one up with his legs. He finished the night 7-of-15 with 91 yards and two touchdowns. Sexton also had six carries for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Gabe Griffiths powered the ground game on his way to 55 yards and one touchdown. He also had two catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. The Tigers couldn’t take down Griffiths all night, as he broke tackle after tackle on his way to the end zone.
Waverly tried to gain momentum early by going for it on fourth down on the Jackson 38 yard line. The Tigers play was stuffed, giving the Ironmen great field position. Jackson’s next drive was a quick touchdown, which set the tone for the rest of the game.
In the middle of the second quarter, the Ironmen forced a fumble that was recovered by Alan Parana. On the very next play Jackson took advantage, as Sexton took it 38 yards for a quick six.
There was a scary moment early in the game, as Waverly receiver Mason Chapman took a blow to the chin, knocking him out cold. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and his condition is still unknown. Chapman gave a thumbs up as he was taken off, showing signs of hope to the concerned fans.
Jackson will continue its out of conference schedule at West Jefferson High School on Saturday, Sept. 14.