Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lenard Tillery and the usual suspects power Southern's 44-34 win in Prairie View, Jaguars seventh straight win

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- This win, Southern’s seventh straight, took on a little extra meaning for Southern coach Dawson Odums.

As the Human Jukebox thundered on behind him, Odums got emotional thinking about what his Southern team has overcome to put itself in its current position.

After Saturday's 44-34 victory over Prairie View, the Jaguars remained in control of their own destiny in the race for a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.

“Nobody has had to go through what we’ve had to go through, and we’re doing it the right way,” Odums said. “We’ve got some special guys. We’ve been through a lot together, and I love them for it, because they stayed the course and they’re reaping the rewards from it.”

As has been the case throughout much of the Jaguars’ win streak, those special guys stepped up Saturday.

Despite getting off to a slow start as the Panthers keyed on his every move, Lenard Tillery ran for a career-high 245 yards — 106 of which came on runs of 52 and 54 yards that set up scoring opportunities.


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