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Football: Sanger pulls first win against Krum

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Rich Luna, For the Denton Record-Chronicle

SANGER — Two teams hungry for their first high school football win of the season met Friday night in Krum, and the Sanger Indians proved to be the hungriest.

CJ Jackson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard run, and threw for 99 yards and a touchdown, and Dameon Moser added three scores to guide Sanger to a 49-7 victory over the Krum Bobcats. Luke Pennington scored twice as Sanger (1-2), which lost to Graham and Denton to open the season, won for the first time.

The Indians dominated from start to finish, mounting 455 yards total offense while limiting the Bobcats (0-3) to 116 yards total offense. Krum had just one first down in the first half — it came on the final play of the half — and the Bobcats' only score came with three seconds left in the game, a 2-yard run by Chase Tower. All of the Indians' 99 passing yards came in the first half.

It simply was another tough night for the winless Bobcats, who still seek their first win under first-year head coach Allen Oh. He became head coach Aug. 30 when Gary Robinson stepped down to care for his ill 7-year-old son.

The Bobcats crossed midfield just once, on their scoring drive late in the game. The Krum defense stopped Sanger on a fourth-and-2 at the Sanger 2 with just over six minutes left in the game. Krum then mounted a 97-yard march, capped by Tower's 2-yard power run behind the lead of running back Donald Brown.

Sanger had the game well under control by halftime, building a 29-0 lead as Jackson threw for 99 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 55 yards. Just as impressive was the Indians defense, which held Krum to one first down, and that came on the last play of the first half. Moser and Pennington each scored twice as Sanger finished with 199 yards total offense to 24 for Krum.

Sanger scored on its second possession when Pennington capped a 39-yard, six-play drive with his 3-yard plunge over the left side with 4:59 left in the first quarter.

The Indians were on the board again less than three minutes into the second quarter. Jackson's 7-yard run on fourth-and-four and a pass interference penalty against Krum helped set up Moser's first score, a 4-yard run up the middle.

Sanger recovered an onside kick, but could not covert. However, on their next possession, Moser scored on another short run and after a two-point conversion, the Indians led 22-0 with 2:21 left in the half.

Krum went three-and-out, with Sanger calling time out twice, and the Indians put together an impressive 56-yard, five-play drive. Jackson completed a 4-yard pass to Moser, then hit Pennington four times to go the distance, finishing with a 14-yard TD strike with 16 seconds left.

Jackson's 81-yard TD run came early in the third quarter. Moser and Jackson would each score again as Sanger built a 49-0 lead going into the final period.

Sanger 49, Krum 7

Sanger 7 22 20 0 -- 49
Krum 0 0 0 7 -- 7

SN -- Luke Pennington 3 run (Juan Martinez kick)

SN -- Dameon Moser 4 run (Juan Martinez kick)

SN -- Dameon Moser 3 run (Blake Smith pass from Eli Wilson)

SN -- Luke Pennington 14 pass from CJ Jackson (Juan Martinez kick)

SN -- CJ Jackson 81 run (Juan Martinez kick)

SN -- Dameon Moser 8 run (kick failed)

SN -- CJ Jackson 22 run (Juan Martinez kick)

KM -- Chase Tower 2 run (Jesus Campuzano kick)

Team Stats SN KM
First Downs 24 9
Rushing Yards 43-356 31-74
Passing Yards 99 42
Passing 12-20-0 7-14-0
Punts-Avg 2-40.50 8-33.63
Penalties 4-40 5-82
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing -- KM: Donald Brown 18-52, Bryson Lightfoot 1-12, Deontrell Butts 1-7, Chase Tower 11-3, SN: CJ Jackson 11-158, Drake Miller 12-89, Dameon Moser 11-57, Gavin Brown 7-45, Hank Lemons 1-4, Luke Pennington 1-3.

Passing -- KM: Chase Tower 7-14-0-42, SN: CJ Jackson 12-19-0-99, Dillon Wilkerson 0-1-0-0.

Receiving -- KM: Bryson Lightfoot 1-13, Albert Florez 2-13, Hunter Addison 3-11, Larenzo Tystad 1-5, SN: Luke Pennington 3-52, Gavin Brown 5-30, Dameon Moser 3-14, Dillon Wilkerson 1-3.