Roundup: Northern leads Jeff to comeback victory

Roundup: Northern leads Jeff to comeback victory

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Roundup: Northern leads Jeff to comeback victory

Under the protection of running back Jordan Barnett, Jeffersonville quarterback Cameron Northern (left) drops back to pass against Bedford North Lawrence on Friday at Jeffersonville High School. (Photo by David Lee Hartlage, Special to The Courier-Journal) Sept. 2, 2016

Under the protection of running back Jordan Barnett, Jeffersonville quarterback Cameron Northern (left) drops back to pass against Bedford North Lawrence on Friday at Jeffersonville High School. (Photo by David Lee Hartlage, Special to The Courier-Journal) Sept. 2, 2016

Jeffersonville won’t head into the playoffs with a lengthy losing streak.

The Red Devils (4-5) pulled away late on the road in comeback fashion to defeat Jennings County 35-29 on Friday night. The win ensures that Jeffersonville heads into the playoffs with some positive momentum after losing its last four games.

“They showed a lot of heart, a lot of guts,” Jeffersonville head coach Alfonzo Browning said. “Even when times have been tough they’re still a resilient group. They don’t give up.”

After a lackluster first half, the Red Devils came alive in the fourth quarter. After Blaich Blanton scored from three yards out, Brock Ernstes’ 68-yard touchdown pass to Tucker Marsh extended the Panthers’ (0-9) lead to 29-21. The Red Devils then scored 14 straight fourth-quarter points to hold off the Panthers.

First, Cam Northern hit D’Andre Rutherford for a 20-yard touchdown pass, and Northern again led his team downfield before finding Gerald Davis in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown to make it 35-29.

“He threw the ball well when we did throw it,” Browning said of Northern. “He managed the game pretty well. I thought he took control of the offense and control of the game. He had a good game of leadership tonight, he led in a really good way.”

Providence 61, Clarksville 6: In a game that quickly got out of hand, the Pioneers (5-4) routed the Generals (0-9) at home. Kaden Williams had five carries for 132 yards with three touchdowns, and Sam Conrad was 4-of-5 for 119 yards and three touchdowns in the air.

“We played well,” Providence coach Larry Denison said. “We came out of it relatively healthy so that’s the big thing with the playoffs coming up. We just had some bumps and bruises. We tried working on some things that we need to work on for the playoffs. We saw some good things, a lot of kids had an opportunity to play tonight, hopefully that will get some experience for them. It’s just to use it as a chance for us to work on some things we need to improve upon.”

Charlestown 47, Eastern 0: The Musketeers (2-7) were held scoreless against the Pirates (8-1). Charlestown was led by Brendan Lawler who had 8 carries for 139 yards.

North Harrison 27, Paoli 12: The Cougars (7-2) defeated the visiting Rams (4-5). North Harrison’s Jaylen Peake rushed for 77 yards total and one score.

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