Thursday, October 19, 2017

FOOTBALL: Fuller’s school-record night propels Jeff past Jennings 63-40

JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville senior Kam Fuller’s final regular-season home game last Friday at Blair Field was one for him to remember.
Fuller rushed for a school-record 389 yards on 17 carries to lead the Red Devils to a 63-40 victory over Hoosier Hills Conference rival Jennings County. The Jeff running back’s unbelievable performance helped the Red Devils (3-6, 3-4 HHC) rally from a 20-0 deficit in the second quarter.
Fuller bested the previous single-game school record, which was 327 rushing yards in 2008 by former Jeff standout Jamie Goldsmith, by 62 yards. Fuller scored four touchdowns, all coming on the ground.
The Panthers (2-7, 1-6) took their 20-point lead at the 8:20 mark of the second when quarterback Justin Rennemeier made a 7-yard touchdown run.
The Red Devils answered with 35 consecutive points, coming on five TDs, to go up 35-20. Fuller recorded three of the five scores on runs of 7, 32 and 59 yards. The other two touchdowns were a 45-yard run by sophomore Jeremiah Thornton and a 17-yard scamper by Devaca Parks.  
Jennings County got back within two points at 35-33 with back-to-back TD passes by Rennemeier. But Jeff responded with 1:03 left in the third period as junior Isaac Hall made a 49-yard touchdown run to get its lead back to nine at 42-33.
After Beineke caught a 15-yard TD pass to pull the Panthers within 42-40 at the 9:41 mark of the fourth, the Devils reeled off 21 consecutive points to turn the contest into a blowout. Jeff got a 68-yard TD run from Fuller, a 23-yard TD reception by Parks from Hall and a 1-yard TD scamper by senior Cameron McClure.
The Red Devils rushed for 501 yards. Hall was 3-of-8 passing for 42 yards.
Jeff will be off Friday before it will travel to Columbus North (8-1) for the Class 6A Sectional 8 semifinal. Jennings County will host Franklin County (5-4) in the first round of Class 4A Sectional 23 at 7 p.m. Friday.

Jennings Co.       14    6  13    7-40
Jeff                         0  21  21  21-63
First quarter
JC – Chase Reason 34 pass from Justin Rennemeier (Dylan Boswell kick), 8:30.
JC – Zane Beineke 8 pass from Rennemeier (Boswell kick), 3:09.
Second quarter
JC – Rennemeier 7 run (kick failed), 8:20.
Jeff – Kam Fuller 32 run (Seth Scott kick), 7:29.
Jeff – Jeremiah Thornton 45 run (Scott kick), 5:39.
Jeff – Fuller 7 run (Scott kick), 3:41.
Third quarter
Jeff – Devaca Parks 17 run (Scott kick), 10:01.
Jeff – Fuller 59 run (Scott kick), 8:12.
JC – Reason 68 pass from Rennemeier (Boswell kick), 7:58.
JC – Beineke 22 pass from Rennemeier (pass failed), 1:23.
Jeff – Isaac Hall 49 run (Scott kick), 1:03.
Fourth quarter
JC – Beineke 15 pass from Rennemeier (Boswell kick), 9:41.
Jeff – Fuller 68 run (Scott kick), 9:18.
Jeff – Parks 23 pass from Hall (Scott kick), 4:46.
Jeff – Cameron McClure 1 run (Scott kick), 2:41.

JEFFERSONVILLE – On Oct. 6 at Blair Field, Jeff lost to Columbus East for the 13th consecutive time 48-7. The last time the Red Devils defeated the Olympians (7-1, 6-0 HHC) came in the 2003 season 14-0.
Parks scored Jeff’s lone touchdown, which was a 76-yard run with 6:01 left in the third. Parks rushed for 98 yards on nine carries. East’s Jamon Hogan ran for 114 yards on 14 carries.

Jeff                             0    0  7  0-  7
Columbus East       28  20  0  0-48
First quarter
CE – Josh Major 27 run (Sam Thomasson kick), 11:28.
CE – Jamon Hogan 8 run (Thomasson kick), 7:18.
CE – Cody Horner 32 pass from Major (Thomasson kick), 4:54.
CE – Hogan 15 run (Thomasson kick), 2:43.
Second quarter
CE – Zack O’Connor 15 fumble recovery (pass failed), 8:29.
CE – Jaedin Miller 6 run (Thomasson kick), 5:15.
CE – Hogan 19 run (Thomasson kick), 2:28.
Third quarter
J – Parks 76 run (Scott kick), 6:01.

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