Jimtown fans got their 5 bucks worth last Friday night, there is little doubt about that. The Jimmies rode the ups and downs of the game all night and eventually came out in the end with a 37-36 victory over the Minutemen at Knepp Field on Homecoming.
Here is the Elkhart Truth article on the game by Anthony Anderson, Sportswriter for the Truth: http://www.elkharttruth.com/sports/football/kerrn-churns-for-yards-tds-as-jims-nip-concord/article_3ef54e8a-15e0-5941-a2b2-c78182f8e63c.html
The ever-popular Baugo Lions’ Fish Fry started the evening and the crowning of Allison Isenbarger as the 2016 Homecoming Queen + The Marching Jimmies halftime performance capped off some exciting events for the large crowd that turned out on Friday.
BUT…..the real excitement was yet to come. Jimtown was able to overcome some very untimely turnovers and inability to get any kind of favorable field position on kickoffs (either when they kicked off or we did). The turnovers hurt the Jimmies as Concord’s formidable offense will make you pay when you don’t take care of the football. Jimtown was able to stop the Minutemen when it counted and had two big 4th down stops in the 4th quarter to hang on for the victory.
Besides the victory over our rivals; there were some Jimtown Football records that were shattered on Friday night and some that were tied. The Jimmies were having success on the ground with some smash-mouth football formations. Concord was not stopping it, so we just kept doing it. Kenny Kerrn twisted, turned, cut and churned his way to 5 touchdowns in the game. Kerrn’s 5 TD’s creates a 2-way tie in the record book with Marcus Carpenter (1993). Kenny also scored 32 points (5 TD + a 2 point conversion) which creates a 2-way tie with Rayford Crenshaw (1970).
Besides the ties, Kenny also broke two records on Friday night: his 38 rushing attempts breaks the old record of 32 that was set by Brian Smith in 1996. Kenny also had 320 yards rushing on Friday night which shattered the old record of 263 rushing yards that was held by Ryan Konrath in 2007.
Being the humble young man that he is, Kenny Kerrn would be the first to remind everyone that football is a TEAM game. It is the ULTIMATE team game. Kenny could not have accomplished those things without our offensive line doing the awesome job that they did on Friday night. Nick Mammolenti, Mike Laws, Seth Holderread, Yuri Melnick, Lucas Robinson and Dalton Whitman blocked, moved, pushed and bullied holes open so that Kenny and the rest of the Jimmies could make this possible. GREAT JOB guys!!
Jimtown will be back in action this Friday night as we take on South Bend Riley. The game will be played at Jackson Field which is adjacent to Jackson Intermediate School on Miami Road near the bypass. Here is a Google Map link with directions from JHS to Jackson Field: https://goo.gl/maps/3pv6QEckNA72 The game starts at 7:00pm.