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Justice Jackson goes off again as Foothill beats Coronado

Foothill Dominates Silverado High School Football

L.E. Baskow

Foothill’s Justice Jackson, 34, spins away from a Silverado tackle as he eyes more yards during their game on Friday, September 4, 2015.

In a season full of big games, Justice Jackson may have put together his biggest Thursday night.

Foothill’s senior running back racked up 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns to lead his team to a hard-fought 38-35 victory at Coronado.

“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.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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