Andrew Jackson proves to be too much for JDA

  • Jimey Bozard, #1, and the Raiders found the going tough Friday night in Ehrhardt in a loss to AJA.

It’s not secret that Jefferson Davis Academy is a better football team than last year.

The Raiders looked extremely good in the SCISA jamboree and in their opening season blow-out win over Providence Home School.

Despite the early optimism, the Raiders haven’t yet reached the level of Andrew Jackson Academy.

The team found out that lesson the hard way Friday night against the two-time defending SCISA champions.

Plagued by mistakes and turnovers, the Raiders were pounded by the Confederates by a score of 26-6.

With the loss, JDA falls to 1-1 in the standing.

“We simply made too many mistakes against a good football team,” JDA coach Michael Tindall said. “This is just one loss. Hopefully we can learn from this experience.”

The Raiders tried to play catch-up football and it didn’t work well against the Confederates.

The Confederates came out firing in the opening quarter and landed two big blows in the form of touchdowns in the quarter.

Down 14-0, the Raiders tried to get back into the game in the second quarter.

Wyatt Brant scored on a touchdown run to narrow the lead to 14-6.

The Confederates, however, responded with a touchdown before the half for a 20-6 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Raiders failed to reach the end zone while the Confederates added a touchdown in the third quarter to complete the scoring.

For the game, the Raiders finished with 129 yards of offense. Brant led the unit with 60 yards on the ground. Chance Morris led the receivers with seven catches for 43 yards.

Defensively for the Raiders, Jimey Bozard led with 10 tackles. Samuel Frederick had nine total stops. Hunter Beach finished with seven tackles and Tyler Renew, Duston Sandifer, Paul Bazzle and Trent Jamison each had three solo tackles.