BY KYLE FUNDERBURK
JEFFERSON—Most of the starters for the Jefferson Dragons were pulled before halftime last Friday night’s game against the East Jackson Eagles.
That normally means one thing: dominant performance.
The Dragons posted its second-largest margin of victory in school history, crushing the Eagles 63-0.
Jefferson senior running back Sammy Williams was one of the first starters removed from the game in the first half. He finished with 135 yards on 11 carries with four touchdowns.
Jefferson senior quarterback Evan Shirreffs completed nine of his 11 pass attempts for 110 yards a touchdown before leaving the game as well.
Jefferson (7-0, 4-0 Region 8-AAA) outgained East Jackson (1-7, 0-4) 375-113 total yards. The Dragons running game picked up 203 yards. Three different Jefferson quarterbacks combined for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
“The kids came out focused,” Jefferson head coach Ben Hall said. “We played our game. We played fundamental football. We were able to get a lead and the younger kids maintained it.
“You want to play a clean, efficient ball game. We challenged our kids to play our game to our level and they did that.”