Jonesboro on track with win against Henry Co.

By Anthony Rhoads

After losing five straight games, the Jonesboro Cardinals got back on track Saturday with a 21-0 victory over Henry County at Tara Stadium.

Jonesboro improves to 2-5 overall and 2-4 in Region 2-AAAAA play.

"The kids played real well," Jonesboro head coach Larry Mortonson said. "The kids deserved to win; they've worked hard all year long."

Jonesboro quarterback Garrett Williams completed 5-of-15 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns while freshman running back Brandon Lucas ran 11 times for 107 yards. Lucas added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

"He's been a pleasant surprise for us," Mortonson said. "He weighs maybe 105 pounds soaking wet but he's a hard runner."

Jonesboro has next week off but gets back into action on Halloween night against Westside-Macon at Tara Stadium. The Cardinals then close out the season with games at Stockbridge and Eagle's Landing.

"We're hoping this win will be a positive for the rest of the season," Mortonson said. "There are no ?gimmes' in this region; we're going to have to play well and execute."

Henry County was led in rushing by Tommy Davis, who gained 77 yards on 20 carries.

Quarterback Michael Rozier completed 11-of-27 passes for 117 yards. Dion Moore caught four passes for 40 yards for the Warhawks.

Henry County (1-6) plays host to Mt. Zion next Friday.

"Coach (Mike) Rozier and his staff do a tremendous job over there," Mortonson said. "They played hard and were ready to play football."

Scoring by quarters

H 0 0 0 0 0

J 7 7 0 7 21

Scoring summary

First quarter

Jonesboro n Garrett Williams to Darrell Robertson 63 pass :23 (Patrick Saxby kick)

Second quarter

Jonesboro n Garrett Williams to Tyderick Williams 19 pass 2:29 (Patrick Saxby kick)

Fourth quarter

Jonesboro n Brandon Lucas 1 run 4:40 (Patrick Saxby kick)