Jackson-Olin hands Jasper sixth straight loss

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The venture through Class 6A, Region 6 continued to be a difficult one for Jasper on Thursday night as the Vikings fell 35-7 to Jackson-Olin at Ki-Ro Gambrell Field.

Jasper drops to 1-6 on the year and 0-4 in the region. The Vikings have lost six in a row in the same season for the first time since 1994.

The game did see the return Spencer Rosenfeld, the sophomore quarterback for the Vikings who suffered an ankle injury in the second game of the season. Rosenfeld completed 13-of-30 passes for 67 yards and an interception. Preston Reed caught four of those passes for 37 yards, while rushing for 46 yards on one carry.

Mason Slaughter rushed for a touchdown and 24 yards on six carries.

The Vikings were led on defense by Slaughter with 10 tackles. Cole Sargent and Brodie Vinson added eight tackles each. Andre Neal had seven tackles.

The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first quarter. Jackson-Olin (4-3, 2-2) opened the scoring early in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead. The Mustangs scored again two minutes later to increase their lead to 14-0.

Jasper then went on a 14-play, 62-yard drive that was capped by a 2-yard touchdown run from Slaughter. The point after attempt by Reed cut the Jackson-Olin lead to 14-7 with 3:35 left in the first half. The momentum shifted again before halftime with the Mustangs scoring with only 28 seconds left in the second quarter.

Jackson-Olin scored two times in the second half to increase the final deficit to 35-7.

Jasper will take to the road next week to play Mortimer Jordan in Morris.