Peabody Magnet High School and Jena High School square off Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Melinda Martinez/The Town Chat


In W.C. Davis Memorial Stadium, Alexandria, Friday (Oct. 13), District 3-3A game

Records: Jena 7-0 (2-0); Peabody 1-6 (0-2)


Jena senior running back Chico Savage shouldered the load as Jena stayed perfect with a 30-20 win Friday over Peabody as his mate soldiered on through the pain.

The Giants knew they would get Peabody’s greatest game as the game was close until Savage set the death knell with third party touchdown 29, which was accurate. The Warhorses trailed until Savage’s score by a field goal and came straight out of a deficit.


  • That is Jena’s second 7-0 beginning in the past 3 years. The Giants have been 27-4 — that the best record in Central Louisiana.
  • “Chico, the Savage”: Jena Running backs Chico Savage and also Trelon Jones have wreak havoc on opposing defenses with its two-headed attack. Even though Jones had the hot hand early, an accident to him enabled Savage to pick up the slack. And that he did as he scored on runs of 78 and 40 yards in the second half to clinch the win.
  • Unfortunately, the Giants didn’t come away unscathed because they did possess any injuries in the game. The injury bug hit Jones and D.J. Major, however, it hit against offensive lineman Aaron Boyette the worst as he suffered a leg injury that will likely end his year.
  • “That’s not how it had been drawn up, but I am glad it happened”: Trailing 23-6 late in the next quarter, it seemed that Peabody’s likelihood of winning were falling until Tyler Clark saw Thomas Miles on 20-yard pass to pull on the ‘Horses in nine points. On the other hand, the drama came to the ensuing kickoff when P.J. Bradford closely placed a kickoff near the sideline profound in Jena land. The Giants enabled Peabody to recuperate and also Clark scored as Peabody trailed 23-20 early in the fourth.


Jena           7   8    8    7   — 30
Peabody     0   6    8   6   — 20

J — Trelon Jones 13 run (Hunter Robertson kick)
P — Tyler Clark 1 run (run fail)
J — Chico Savage 7 run (Jordan Jackson pass from Lamar Farris)
beginners — Savage 78 run (Savage run)
P — Thomas Miles 20 pass from Clark (Miles run)
P — Clark 1 run (run fail)
J — Savage 40 run (Robertson kick)


Jena — Chico Savage (18 car, 196 yards, 3 TDs); Trelon Jones (17 car, 79 yards, TD)

Peabody — Tyler Clark (11 car, 29 yards, 2 TDs; 3/12, 74 yards. TD); Thomas Miles (2 rec, 61 yards, TD; 6 car, 36 yards)


Jena coach Jay Roark:“It was merely one of the night where it appeared that everybody got beat up, but anytime you’re able to get that beat up, make that lots of errors and come away with the win says a whole lot about the personality of the group.”

Giants RB Chico Savage on his nighttime:“(We) had to step up. We had a couple of players hurt and I had to measure because our other beginning running back have hurt.”

Jena RB Trelon Jones onto Savage on Jones:“I move off of him and we both hit the hole hard. Tonight, he chose my slack up when I have hurt and that I appreciate him for that.”

Giants QB Lamar Farris on Boyette’s harm:“He is like our main leader. He gets everybody fired up and he’s the hardest worker on the team. It’s definitely going to be a big loss but we have to fight for him.”

Peabody coach Benny Vault:“We played harder and a bit longer than we’d been playing this year, so we had a some greater outcomes. We had it right there and the chance was there, however, we didn’t make the most of it. We’re only hoping to get to slot No. 32 and over (in the playoffs).”


Both teams last District 3-3A play as Jena heads to Marksville and Peabody belongs to Bolton.

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Jena senior running back Chico Savage shouldered the load as Jena stayed perfect with a 30-20 win Friday over Peabody as his mate soldiered on through a accident.


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