Stephenville broke open a tight game Friday night as the Jackets scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns and pulled away from Everman’s Bulldogs for a 41-16 win that evens their 2018 record at 1-1.
Senior running back Krece Nowak popped an 18-yard scoring run in the final stanza, Payton Kimble picked off an Everman pass for a 70-yard interception return for a score by and Kason Phillips scored the second of his two touchdowns.
“The guys worked hard and with our schedule, every Friday night is going to be like this,” coach Greg Winder said. “Sometimes there’s going to adversity tonight it was sitting in the locker room and waiting to see if the weather was going to let us play.”
Phillips scored the Jackets’ first touchdown on an eight-yard run that capped a six-play 60-yard first offensive possession for Stephenville.
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Quarterback Cole Stanley found Caden Cowan for a 57-yard touchdown to move the Jackets out front 14-0, but the Bulldogs battled back with a 66-yard run and field goal to make it 14-10.
Stanley gave the Jackets some breathing with a 12-yard scoring run with just under a minute in the first half, and Chance Carrillo’s third extra point made it a 21-10 score.
Neither team could get into the end zone in the third quarter, but when the fourth quarter started the Jackets broke the Everman defense for the three scores.
The Jackets will be looking to go 2-1 next week with their third straight road game with a 7:30 p.m. contest against Abilene Wylie.