Lone Stars Send Jenkins Out With Win
The Lubbock Lone Stars followed up their first losing streak in franchise history with there first winning streak. The Lone Stars were able to hold off the Odessa Roughnecks late in the fourth quarter to secure a 59-53 win and move into a tie for third place in the IFL standings.
It was the Last game for Quarterback Robbie Jenkins, who decided before the game he would take a high school coaching job back home in Virginia. Jenkins, who in his two starts put up more than 600 yards passing and scored a combined 14 touchdowns, will leave the team as the franchises second all time passer behind Tommy Miller. Miller threw for 1,206 yards and 22 touchdowns, while Jenkins passed for 1,188 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Jenkins finished his career with a bang throwing 7 touchdown passes and completing 22 of 30 attempts. Jenkins was able to get out of the pocket several times and make big plays to 4 different receivers.
The Lone Stars will bring back Joe Davis, who was with the team for about a month in June before injuring his knee. Davis knows the system and has indoor football experience. He had a minor knee surgery and has been ready to go for several weeks. Lubbock also has another quarterback who will join the team Sunday.
Anton Paige had another great game Friday night putting up record setting numbers. His 14 receptions, 178 yards, and four receiving touchdowns were all team records. Raymond Hardy, who left the game in the first half with a bruised shoulder, left the Lone Stars without enough wide outs. Making defensive back Demarius Jackson step up and play offense. Jackson ended up second on the team in receiving, catching 3 passes for 32 yards and a touchdown and also had and interception he returned for 22 yards. TJ Glover caught 3 passes for 30 yards and a TD.
The Lone Stars, who played their second game in 6 days, played much the same way they did last Sunday in San Angelo. The Lone Stars offense put up just enough points and let the defense hold their opponent to just 53 points for the second week in a row.
The Lone Stars and the Roughnecks will meet up again next week in the Hub City with a 7:05 kickoff Saturday. A win in that contest would give Lubbock the tie-breaker in a playoff race that gets closer every week.
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