It was just wasn’t the weather that was hot Friday night at Hudson-O’Rear stadium.
The Curry Yellow Jackets quarterback Jarrod Owens carried the workload Friday, as the Jackets dominated the Carbon Hill Bulldogs 41-14.
Owens finished the night with 138 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns. Through the air, Owens was 7 of 15 for 190 yards and three touchdowns.
“Owens is a great kid and a great leader”, Jackets coach Shay Oliver said. “He is someone we was looking for to step up and carry that load for us and he did just
After back and forth possessions for both teams through much of the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets finally struck paydirt with with 11:20 left in the first half.
Owens hit Colton Harris on a ten yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good and the Jackets led 6-0.
With 4:03 left in the first half, Owens would connect again for the Yellow Jackets. Owens would roll out and find Tristan Warren on a 20-yard catch and run for the touchdown. The two point conversion attempt was made and the Jackets led 14-0.
The Bulldogs answered the Jacket score on the next insuing kickoff. Jacob Mitchell found daylight and rumbled 85 yards 3for the score with 3:51 left.
But the Jackets would setup shop on the Bulldogs 37 yard line and Owens would take over again.
With 3:27 left until the half, Owens would scamper in nearly untouched for the 37 yard touchdown.
The conversion attempt failed and the Jackets led 20-7. Owens would tack on another rushing touchdown with only 28 seconds left to play until half to increase the Jacket lead 28-7 following the two point conversion.
With the Jackets pushing their lead out to 35-7, the Bulldogs would tack on their final score of the night with 2:44 left in the game. Mitchell took the ball in from three yards out.
The Yellow Jackets finished their scoring off with Tanner Aldridge hauling in a Owens bomb and sprinting 89 yards for the score.
“I really liked the way we played the first half,” Jackets’ Oliver said. “We got a little lazy the second half and had some penalties against us that were costly, but we won the game and thats what counts.”
Curry’s Harris finished the night with 28 yards on two catches and a touchdown. Tristan Westbrook rushed for 112 yards on 13 carries.
“We are going to celebrate this win and then I’m going to hit the film and start ge Point,” Oliver said. “We know Center Point is strong and fast,but we have got to discipline ourselves and do the things need to eliminate mistakes.
“We our going to hit the practice field Monday and we will be prepared for this region challenge.” Oliver added.