Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph

The umbrellas and the donations were out on a stifling hot Sunday afternoon as Tyler Junior College played some football.

Also, the Apaches, ranked No. 16 in the nation, put on a stellar display, scoring a 56-0 win over Texas A&T before about 1,000 sun-drenched fans at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.Fans were asked to bring donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey in exchange for admission to the game and TJC assistant athletic director Chuck Smith said the project was a success as the school's Center for Student Life collected two huge boxes of supplies.

The fans used the umbrellas to keep out the sun, but the Drillers' offensive line could not do the same for the TJC defenders.

TJC also blocked two punts as the Apaches defeated the Houston-area based prep school for the sixth time in as many tries. They have outscored A&T 381-13 in the series.The Apaches held the Drillers to 76 yards of total offense, including minus 21 on the ground.

Offensively, TJC totaled 406 yards and did not pass in the second half as the quarters were reduced to 10 minutes with a running clock.

TJC coach Danny Palmer got to play a number of players, including three quarterbacks - starter Brennen Wooten, Nicholas Gerber and Paul Watson.

Jeremy Wilson, the former John Tyler standout, scored on the first play from scrimmage, dashing 67 yards to the end zone.

Wilson had five carries for 98 yards.

Wooten scored on a 29-yard run while tossing TD passes of 6 and 5 yards to former Whitehouse standout Trent Williams.

Gerber added a 16-yard TD run, along with a 45-yard scoring pass to tight end Bryce Wempa.

Eli Akin blocked one of the punts and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown, while Jeremiah Crawford, the former Mineola star, scored on a 2-yard run.

The Apaches had the ball at the 1-yard line toward the end of the first half but elected to let the clock run out.

Tyler Dunlop kicked seven PATs, while Philip Thomas added one.

SMOKE SIGNALS: The Apaches are off next week and return to play Sept. 16 when they travel to Miami, Oklahoma, to face Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. … In other Southwest Junior College Football Conference games on Saturday, Trinity Valley defeated Navarro, 25-19; NEO won over New Mexico Military Institute, 40-7; and Blinn defeated Cisco, 42-30. … Saturday's schedule has NEO at Trinity Valley, 6 p.m.; Arkansas Baptist at Kilgore, 7 p.m.; Navarro at Blinn, 7 p.m.; and Cisco at NMMI, 7 p.m.


No. 16 Tyler JC 56,

Texas A&T 0

Texas A&T     0     0     0     0     -     0

Tyler     28     28     0     0     -     56

First Quarter

TJC-Jeremy Wilson 67 run (Tyler Dunlop kick), 14:41.

TJC-Brennen Wooten 29 run (Dunlop kick), 10:51.

TJC-Eli Akin 27 return of a blocked punt (Dunlop kick), 7:43.

TJC-Trent Williams 6 pass from Wooten (Dunlop kick), 4:58.

Second Quarter

TJC-Williams 5 pass from Wooten (Dunlop kick), 4:58.

TJC-Bryce Wempa 45 pass from Nicholas Gerber (Dunlop kick), 7:03.

TJC-Gerber 16 run (Dunlop kick), 3:19.

TJC-Jeremiah Crawford 2 run (Philip Thomas kick), 1:50.

EST. ATT. -1,000.

    A&T     TJC

First Downs     6     16

Rushes-Yards     30-(-21)     35-284

Passing Yards     97    122

Comp.-Att.-Int.     10-19-0     6-11-0

Punts-Avg.     8-31.5     1-35.0

Fumbles-Lost     5-1     2-1

Penalties-Yards     4-15     3-15


RUSHING-Texas A&T, Tyler Jasmine 6-7, Johnathan Rose 7-4, K'Vonte Jackson 1-2, DeMarcus Franklin 1-2, Jesse Walker 6-2, Chase Calvit 2-(-1), Donald Johnson 1-(-3), Miles Pierre Lacey 1-(-6), Bryie Guthrie 2-(-9), Mason Pitis 3-(-19). TJC, Jeremy Wilson 5-98, Logan Fuller 10-55, JT Smith 3-50, Brennen Wooten 3-25, Jahquise Russell 9-25, Nicholas Gerber 2-18, Shannon Vaughns 2-11, Jeremiah Crawford 1-2.

PASSING-Texas A&T, Mason Pitis 4-of-5 33 yards, Bryie Guthrie 4-of-8 for 30 yards; Jonathan Rose 1-of-5 for 4 yards, K'Vonte Jackson 1-of-1 for 30 yards. TJC, Brennen Wooten 5-of-9 for 77 yards, Nicholas Gerber 1-of-2 for 45 yards.

RECEIVING-Texas A&T, Tyler Jasmine 2-18, K'Vonte Jackson 2-7, Raffael Anderson 2-(-7), Michael Vean 1-30, Brandon Harris 1-24, Brandon Butler 1-21, Jeremiah Gatlin 1-4. TJC, Trent Williams 3-21, Joseph Ward 2-56, Bryce Wempa 1-45.