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Adam Gipson (5) runs for a gain versus Jacksboro Friday, Sept. 13.
Lane Spivey (3) ties up a Jacksboro player during a drive.
Lane Spivey (3) ties up a Jacksboro player during a drive.

Two winless teams entered the football field at Jacksboro Friday, Sept. 13, and Olney left with an 0-3 record while the Tigers posted their first victory, 48-6. Coach Hugh Farmer said the Cubs knew they would be in for a fight from the 2A Tigers before the game, and actions on the field only solidified those beliefs.

“We knew they’d played a couple of tough opponents,” Farmer said. 

During the game, Olney’s only touchdown came on a short run by Lane Spivey in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was also the only one in which Jacksboro did not score, having contributed 14 points in the first quarter, 27 in the second and seven in the third.

Fans at Friday’s match also likely saw the Tigers find ways to stop some of Olney’s biggest producers, including Mike Clark, who had 19 catches for 201 yards versus Anson the week before, and quarterback Taylor Thomas, who had 441 rushing and passing yards versus Anson. 

“They did a great job of taking away some of the things we do,” Farmer said. “They were really strong. They tackled better than we did.”

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