Jags face big district challenge vs. Ennis

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The Summit football team picked up an important victory last Friday and has put itself in good position to make a run at the postseason.

The Jaguars are tied for third in the District 15-4A standings with Arlington Seguin and will take on undefeated Ennis at home at 7 p.m. on Thursday night at Newsom Stadium.

“They are always strong, athletic and physical,” Summit head coach Travis Pride said of Ennis. “They kind of play that old style of hard-nosed football where they take it right to you, and we are going to have to be ready for that. Once again, they come into the game in first place in district and undefeated on the season, so it is going to be a challenge for us.”

Pride said he was very pleased with how his team performed against Red Oak last Friday night.

“I thought that we played very well,” Pride said. “Red Oak played us very tough, and just watching the way our guys hung in there and never gave up and really played the game all the way to the end was really good to see.”

The Jaguars improved to 3-1 (3-4 overall) with the victory over Red Oak, with all three victories on the season coming when they most counted, in district competition.

Pride said he had a couple of players really step it up in the game for Summit.

“Braden Nolen had a very good game,” Pride said of his sophomore quarterback. “He really played well and led the team offensively, and Jordan Hester ran the ball well for us.”

Nolen finished the game with 243 yards passing and four touchdowns as well as 61 yards rushing.

Hester rushed for 95 yards in the game and finished with 64 yards receiving.

•  In other action, Legacy dropped its first game of the season on Friday night to Ennis by a score of 56-18 on the road.

The Broncos scored on an eight yard run from Kenton Mayberry, a 33-yard field goal from Daniel Moore and a 22-yard touchdown pass from Terrance Ivery to Josh Conrad.

Legacy will play Seguin at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at Anderson Stadium.

•  Over at Timberview, the Wolves improved their season record to 6-1 with a 14-7 victory against South Grand Prairie.

Bryce Johnson scored on a 14-yard touchdown run to get things going for Timberview, but South Grand Prairie came right back and tied it up 7-7 heading into the fourth quarter.

Mason Miller scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth to get the Wolves the victory.

Timberview will play at Cedar Hill at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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