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Trojans fall to Rebs

The Selma Times-Journal

Coach Rick Jackson learned a lot about his junior varsity Trojans Monday night. Trailing 20-0 at the end of the first half, the Trojans battled back to score two touchdowns and two two-point conversions. But, it was Lowndes Academy that was able to control the tempo of the game, running the final 2:15 off the clock, hanging on to the 20-16 victory.

Lowndes jumped ahead 14-0 on fumbles in the first two Trojan possessions of the first quarter.

The Rebels tacked on a third first half score, driving the length of the field.

At the end of the half, Meadowview had yet to erase the goose egg next to their name, trailing 20-0.

In the third quarter, the Trojans J.R. Lowe broke free and sprinted down the field 45-yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Stone Jackson zipped the pass to Lowe in the end zone for the two-point conversion, cutting the lead to 20-8.

Lowe finished the night with seven carries for 66 yards and a touchdown.

The Trojans tacked on a second score in the fourth quarter.

On their first possession, the Jackson dropped back and let fly a pass to Lowe. The running back caught the ball and carried it into the end zone for a 66-yard touchdown play. The duo hooked up again with a pass on the two-point conversion for the score, cutting the lead to four points, 20-16.

Jackson finished the night 6-of-9 for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, the Trojans were led by Davis Jones with nine tackles and Russell Pardue with seven and a half.

Meadowview’s jv squad will be in action on Monday when they travel to Livingston to face West Alabama Prep. The varsity Trojans will be at home Friday night for homecoming, with special guest the Kingwood Christian Lions from Alabaster. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.