Briefly: Jackson football team keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Seckman

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Jackson's Skyler Steele avoids Seckman's Tanner Harry, left, as Jackson's Justin Legrand blocks Seckman's Sean Thomas, right, during the first quarter of a game on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Jackson. Jackson won 8-7. (Kristin Eberts)

The Jackson football team kept its playoff hopes alive Friday night by beating visiting Seckman 8-7.

All the scoring came in the first quarter as both squads scored on their first drives of the game.

Jackson, trailing 7-0, scored with Ty Selsor hit Skyler Steele with a 15-yard touchdown pass. Selsor and Trea Forbs then hooked up for the two-point conversion.

The Indians, 2-7 overall, are 1-1 in Class 5 District 1. They need to beat Rockwood Summit next week and have Poplar Bluff lose to Seckman in order to make the playoffs.

Scoring Summary

Seckman 7 0 0 0 -- 7

Jackson 8 0 0 0 -- 8

First Quarter

S -- Jeff Dattoli 1 run (Daniel Hughey kick), 5:43

J -- Skyler Steele 15 pass from Ty Selsor (Trea Forbs pass from Selsor), 4:19

Team Statistics

First downs (Seckman-Jackson) 9 14

Rushes-yards 45-161 36-124

Passing yards 19 199

Passes 1-3-0 15-26-0

Punts 5-30 3-36.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0

Penalties-Yards 3-20 4-25

Individual Statistics

RUSHING -- Seckman, Zach Naes 23-102, Zayne Tindall 7-45, Dattoli 7-23, Andrew Kraus 2-3, Devon McCoy 6-minus 12. Jackson, Colten Proffer 13-56, Selsor 12-33, Nick Cooper 3-19, Levi Rutherford 3-11, Jacob Jones 3-7, team 2-minus 2.

PASSING -- Seckman, McCoy 1-2-0-19, Dattoli 0-1-0-0. Jackson, Selsor 15-23-0-199, Stephen Dunn 0-3-0-0.

RECEIVING -- Seckman, Dattoli 1-19. Jackson, Forbs 6-40, Rutherford 3-50, Steele 3-30, Dunn 2-31, Proffer 1-48.

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