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KLTV 7 Sports Spotters Report: Palestine

The Justin Sturns Show was bumped from it's time slot by the Jacobi Jackson Show last Friday night.  All week Palestine Quarterback Jacobi Jackson had to listen to all the hype surrounding Rusk QB Justin Stearns.  Jackson ended the game with a season high 272 all purpose yards as he threw for 183 yards(1 touchdown ) and rushed for 89 yards and 3 touchdowns as Palestine beat Rusk 28-14 to spoil their homecoming in front of a standing room only crowd.   

Palestine scored first  in the first quarter as Jacobi Jackson scored on a one yard run ot give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead.  Rusk answered back as Sturns found Bobby Mcguff in the endzone for a 35 yard touchdown pass to tie the score 7-7.  Rusk then took the lead 14-7 in the second quarter as Sturns broke free for a 61 yard touchdown run.  It was Sturns lone run over 20 yards as the Palestine defense contained him for the rest of the night.  Sturns finished the night with 121 yards on 18 carries.  He was also 8 of 15 passing for 101 yards.  

The Wildcats came out the locker room fired up in the second half.  They scored on four plays in 58 seconds to tie the game 14-14 as Jacobi Jackson broke free on a quarterback sweep and ran down the sideline for a 23 yard touchdown.  

The Wildcat defense put the clamps on the Rusk offense and Justin Sturns the rest of the game as Rusk was unable to score again.  On Palestine's next possession Jackson found Kevin Swanson across the middle for a 49 yard touchdown as Palestine took the lead for good at 21-14.  Swanson ended the game with 7 catches for 100 yards.  The wildcat offense put toghether a 14 play ninety yard drive that took 6 minutes and 44 seconds off the clock.  Jacobi Jackson finished the drive with a 25 yard run on a quarterback draw as he found the sideline for the finan touchdown to put the Cats up 28-14.  

The Wildcat offensive line did a great job in the second half of controlling the line of scrimage and allowed the Wildcats to put up 21 unanswered points.  Palestine running back Kevin Jackson finished the night with 120 yards on 18 carries.  The Palestine defense held Sturns to his lowest rushing total of the season.    

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