Jackson Christian wins 1A crown over Friendship Christian, 19-13

Jackson Christian wins 1A crown over Friendship Christian, 19-13

December 1, 2006

MURFREESBORO (AP) -- Jackson Christian intercepted six passes Friday to stop Friendship Christian 19-13 to win its first-ever TSSAA Class 1-A championship in the BlueCross Bowl.

Rashad Rayner, who was named the game's most valuable defensive player, led the secondary with three of the interceptions.

The Eagles' defense also scored a touchdown when Greg Wood returned an interception 45 yards with 7:51 left in the third quarter.

Jackson Christian, who are 12-3, also had one interception return for a touchdown negated by a holding penalty.

The Eagles broke open a scoreless game to start the third quarter. Clay Fowler tossed a 15-yard scoring strike to Tanner Perkins.

Friendship Christian, who are 14-and-1, cut into the lead in the third quarter with a one-yard run by Bryant Alsup. That sliced the Eagles' lead to 13-6 with 1:57 remaining.

Reserve quarterback Matt Hudson capped a 67-yard drive to put Jackson Christian up 19-6 to start the fourth.

Jon Miller's four-yard pass to Adam Stephens pulled Friendship Christian to 19-13 with four minutes left.

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