The JV White team lost its second game of the season by the score of 12-8 to the Corsicana Tigers, bringing its season record to 2-2-1.
The defense had a solid effort in the loss led by Tarik Byrd, Cody Stroope, Steven Hernandez, Gary Bates, Kennan Sherwood and Nick Keck.
Offensively, the Indians could not seem to get any consistency going. Waxahachie reached the red zone twice, but could not finish off the drives.
The lone scoring drive came at the closing minutes of the fourth quarter set up by two fine runs by Sherwood and a pass from Neiman Fletcher to Keck.
Fletcher then ran the option around the right side and scored from 4 yards out. The two point conversion was successful as again Fletcher called his own number and took it in from 3 yards out.
The Indians had one last chance, but the onside kick did not bounce their way and they came out on the short end of a 12-8 score.
The JV Green team took on the Tigers of Corsicana Thursday and won, 41-0. The JV Green is now 4-1 and 1-0 in district play.
Leading the way for the Indians on offense was Arxavier Boyd with 181 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Indians ended the game with 331 yards of total offense.
The defense has held its opponent scoreless three of the last four games. Last night the Indians were lead by Relus Chance with an interception and Cody Columbrito, Chris Tosch and Kelby Rash each had fumble recoveries. Also leading the way on defense were Eddie Jurgens, Aaron Earnst and Logan McDonald.
Andrew Kindred started the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run. Arxavier Boyd followed with a 42-yard run and Abram Reyes scored on touchdown runs of 14 and 8 yards to give the Indians a 28-0 lead.
Kelby Rash added a 5-yard run and Boyd closed the scoring with a 14-yard run.
The Indians play at Red Oak next week.
After being off for two weeks the freshman white team took the field Thursday against Corsicana.
Those two weeks off hurt the Indians in what resulted in a 34-7 loss to the Tigers.
“We didn't look very good tonight on offense, defense or special teams,” coach Damon Miller said. “After tying Highland Park and beating Denison, I thought we could be looking at an undefeated season with our white team.
“In those first two games no one even scored on us. Then Waco University didn’t have a white team and Arlington Heights didn’t have a white team so we had two weeks off and tonight we looked like a team who had had two weeks off.”
Miller said running back Trevor Scott and quarterback Warren Ransom were a couple of bright spots for the Indians. Andrew Nitchman also looked good as he caught a pass from Ransom. Kicker Juan Castillo was consistent in his punting and kicked an extra point in the loss.
Defensively, Scott, Gavin Edmonson and A.J. Wallace were bright spots.
The Indians are now getting ready for next week’s home game against Red Oak.
“If will be our first home game of the year and hopefully we can make a good showing for the home crowd in the friendly confines of Lumpkins Stadium.
Waxahachie’s Green team held a slim lead at halftime, but Corsicana scored the only touchdown of the second half to take a 12-7 win in the district opener for both teams.
Corsicana scored first, taking a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 40-yard run.
The Indians took their first lead of the game early in the second quarter. Waxahachie’s 46-yard drive started in the first quarter and was aided by a roughing the kicker penalty on the second play of the second quarter.
Waxahachie took advantage of the second chance when Nick Moore scored on a 6-yard touchdown run three plays after the penalty. Paul Gish’s extra point gave the Indians a 7-6 lead.
The Indians held the lead until the third quarter, when Corsicana scored on a 45-yard touchdown run.
In the fourth quarter, Waxahachie drove to the Tigers’ 22-yard line, but was stopped on fourth down. Corsicana took the ball and ran out the clock to preserve a 12-7 win.
“We went up against a good Corsicana team,” Miller said. “We battled them toe-to-toe for 40 minutes, but big plays cost us this game. They had a 40-yard touchdown run on a play that we had stopped in the backfield for a 5-yard loss, but couldn’t bring the back down and a 45-yard run on a busted play when they tried to run a sweep right and we shut it down and the back reversed field.
“If you take out those two plays we held them to 41 yards on 24 plays.”