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Armwood 41, Jefferson 0

SEFFNER — After his team's 41-0 loss to Armwood on Friday, Jefferson coach Mike Fenton gathered the Dragons and did his best to cheer up what was a rather dejected group.

"This doesn't take away from the fact we're a good team," Fenton said.

He paused for a moment then pointed toward the other end of the field.

"That," Fenton said, "is the No. 2 team in the country."

The Hawks certainly played like it.

Against the talented Dragons, Armwood (5-0), ranked No. 2 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 5 by USA Today, posted arguably its most impressive win this season. And in the process, the Hawks pitched their third straight shutout.

Several Armwood players shined, but none outperformed quarterback Mywan Jackson, who had a hand in every Hawks touchdown.

Jackson, a senior who has been somewhat overshadowed by Plant quarterback Aaron Murray and Chamberlain signal-caller Dontae Aycock, was nothing short of sensational. He not only passed for 205 yards and a career-best five touchdowns (two each to Sherman Jessie and Rob Jones) but ran for 110 yards and a score.

"This is probably the best football game I've ever had," Jackson said. "I've got to give credit to the offensive line for the way they blocked and the receivers for catching the ball."

Jackson's second touchdown pass, a 14-yarder to Jones late in the second quarter, helped Armwood take a 14-0 halftime lead. The score was a devastating blow to Jefferson (2-2) because the Dragons had played well to that point. In fact, they had the ball inside the Armwood 25 three times (once inside the 10) in the first half alone but were doomed by two interceptions and a turnover on downs.

"We had our chances," Fenton said.

The Armwood defensive line was the biggest reason Jefferson couldn't convert. More often than not, the Hawks found their way into the Dragons' backfield, making life difficult for quarterback Quentin Williams, who threw four interceptions (three to Armwood defensive back Quinton Brown). Jefferson was held to 113 total yards.

"They definitely got after the ball," Jefferson offensive lineman Jarrod Gant said.

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Armwood 41, Jefferson 0 10/04/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 1:43pm]
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