HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: James pilots Nocona conquest over AC


The Nocona High School football team earned the first win of the season for Montague County on Friday.
Behind Jeremy James at quarterback and the selfless Luis Rico – who moved to the defensive line – the Indians topped Archer City 44-16.
“Jeremy did a good job scrambling,” Nocona head coach Brad Keck said. “He’s pretty quick. He kept his eyes looking downfield for open receivers.”
James went 20-for-26 for 331 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions, leveling Nocona’s record at 1-1.
The Indians will remain on the road this week, traveling to injury-riddled Olney.
“They have seven starters out,” Keck said. “They are beat up, and they had to cancel their junior varsity season.”
Olney will run a wide variety of offenses against a Nocona defense which held Archer City in check to 191 yards – or 3.29 yards per play.
“Our goal is to get better every game, and it doesn’t matter who we play,” Keck said. Olney will operate out of a 4-3 alignment on defense.
Nocona’s offense clicked, putting up 486 yards overall. Read more in the Sept. 7 Bowie News.

Nocona’s Jeremy James reacts after throwing a touchdown during Friday’s 44-16 victory at Archer City. James threw for 331 yards, and only had six incomplete passes. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)