Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 | 11:35 p.m.
In a season full of big games, Justice Jackson may have put together his biggest Thursday night.
“He carried us tonight,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “He was hitting people, dragging people, running all over the place. It was the best I’ve ever seen him run.”
The Falcons fell into a 14-0 hole before ever touching the ball. Coronado broke a long run on its second play from scrimmage, and pieced together another scoring drive after recovering an onside kick.
Foothill got on the board when Brandon Hargis returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, meaning almost the entire first quarter passed without its offense taking the field.
“I don’t know what it is,” Redmond said. “But it’s been crazy like that for us a couple times this year.”
Jackson and Hargis, also a receiver, dug the Falcons out of the hole with big plays all night. Foothill led 17-14 at halftime but surrendered the advantage by allowing Coronado to return a punt for a touchdown.
Jackson scored on the Falcons’ next two possessions, and they never trailed again. Foothill now stands at 6-2 on the season and plays Green Valley next week for the right to a home playoff game.
Coronado, which travels to Basic for the regular-season finale, fell to 3-5.