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Once the Storm Passed, the Jags Ran Over Wootton in Opener



The Jaguars tangled with the Patriots in the season opener on Friday night, but Mother Nature would not allow the game to continue, sending torrential rain and flashing lightning down around the Black Hole at Northwest High School. The next morning the Jags came out rested and ran all over the Patriots to win 35-22.

The Jags were in good shape, an interception by senior defensive back Roderick James allowed Northwest to get the ball down to the Wootton 12 yard-line, and then the lightning flashed, and play was halted. The weather stopped the game with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter, the two teams had barely gotten warmed when officials postponed the game due to the weather.

The two teams picked up at the same spot at 10:00 am on Saturday morning. No score, Jags’ ball deep in Patriots’ territory. The Jags scored on the first play as senior running back Ajahni Terry scampers 12 yards for the first of his three touchdowns in the game.


The Patriots would answer back in the second quarter on a seven-yard pass from Noel Miller to senior receiver Aaron Strauss. The extra point was blocked by Northwest’s A.J. Woods. Northwest held a 7-6 lead with 7:58 left in first half.

Senior A.J. Woods would set up the Jags on the next possession with a 71-yard kickoff return giving Northwest the ball on the Wootton 21-yard-line. Ajahni Terry would score on a 10-yar