The Jaguars were anting to get a little momentum going into the postseason. East Gaston was trying to get in the postseason. The Jaguars started fast and East Gaston was unable to get anything going. The Warriors were plagued with five turnovers. The Jaguars only had one.
With quarterback Logan Bradley sidelined due to a knee injury he sustained in the Hunter Huss game, the Jaguars put heavy emphasis on their run game and they got results early. Moe Neal got Forestview on the board early with a one-yard plunge into the end-zone. Jarvis Jeffries scored next with a 32-yard run touchdown run. Colton rouse’s extra points made it 14-0.
The Jaguars defense contributed to the cause as Garrett Robinson snagged an interception from the air into the end-zone for another score. Forestview then got their areal assault going when J.C. Crawford connected with Mykelti Armstrong for a 31-yard touchdown reception.
Tate Payne got in on the action with a one-yard plunge into the end-zone. Rouse’s kick made the score 34-0. Crawford got in on the fun himself when he punched in a touchdown of his own from the two-yard line. It was 41-0 at half-time, but it could have been higher had Forestview not had two touchdowns (both on the same drive) called back and had the Jaguars not missed a field-goal.
The Jaguars picked up right where they left off in the second half. After forcing an East Gaston fumble, they went right back to work. Neal scored on his second touchdown run, making it 48-0.
The Warriors did have a few bright spots and were not shutout thanks to a Dontavis Walker five-yard touchdown run. An Alex Adams pass to Charles Brewington a two-point conversion made it 48-8. But that would be all the hightlights for East Gaston.
Colton Rouse nailed a 23-yard field-goal to make it 51-8. And Josh Dawkins scored on two 11-yard touchdown runs to make the final score 65-8.
“It’s been a rough three weeks.” Forestview head coach Chris Medlin said “But we got some momentum going into the playoffs. We played well tonight.”
Medlin on Logan Bradley’s absence “We had to do a few things different. We had to put more emphasis on the run. J.C. (Crawford) did really well on a short week of practice.”
Medlin also said that he feels confindent that Bradley will be back in the lineup for the playoffs which start next week.
“Coming into tonight, I felt confident that we had a chance to get that fourth victory.” East Gaston head coach Sean Joyce said “I think Forestview did a great job, lining up in the “I”. We were prepared for the 4-wide, 5-wide empty. I take blame for not preparing the guys.”
Forestview waits to find out later on today who they will be matched against.