Jonesboro cools off Coolidge

Brandon Nemelka turns in big night with three TDs and 10 yards per carry.

Jonesboro cools off Coolidge
Jonesboro cools off Coolidge

Winning ways Coach Eddie Gallegos (right) wins big in season opener versus Coolidge. Jonesboro holds homecoming this week. Photo by Mark Goodson

Jonesboro cools off Coolidge

Jonesboro was efficient in its season opener Friday night at Coolidge High School. The No. 2 state-ranked Eagles turned out the lights early on the Yellowjackets, scoring seven touchdowns and posting a 48-0 victory in six-man football.

The game was called after a scoring play by Brandon Nemelka of 21 yards on the third play of the third quarter as Jonesboro notched a mercy-rule win in its first outing.

“It was a good win,’’ Jonesboro coach Eddie Gallegos said. “We saw some good things, but we have some things we need to work on…We’re not in shape like we normally are for the first game.’’

Nemelka and Ian Shoaf led the ground game combining for five touchdowns and 148 yards. Nemelka scored three times and averaged 10 yards a carry.

Shoaf, who had two interceptions on defense, carried just five times for 58 yards and had scoring runs of 23 and one yards.







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