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Jacksonville football returns to the win column

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - For the first time since November of 2012, the Jacksonville Indians are practicing following a Friday night win.

"People talk about it a lot," Jacksonville senior Braylon Parish.  "So it felt good to come out and get that win."

A winless 2013 is a distant memory following a 62 to 37 season opening win over Pine Tree. The Indians scored a touchdown on every first half possession, scoring 49 points by halftime.

"We try not to think about it (last season)," said Parish. "We came out pretty confident."

"Everyone talks down on us," said Jacksonville junior Dedrick Tatum.  "I knew we were going to come out there and win."

As good it feels to be 1-0, 2-0 would feel even better. After ten consecutive losses last season, Coach Chris Tabor won't let his players take any win for granted.

"He said 'Don't be satisfied,'" said Jacksonville sophomore Vandall Johnson.  "Keep working hard and pushing forward."

"We can't be satisfied just because we have one win," said Tatum.  "We have a whole different season. We have to practice hard. We're going to have more competition and better competition, so we're going to have come out here and work harder."

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