TJC had its own version of the "No Fly Zone" Saturday night.

The Apaches picked off five passes, including two by Brandon Johnson, en route to a 61-33 win over Cisco College before 4,000 fans at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

With the lights of the East Texas Fair shining in the background, No. 4 Tyler Junior College improved to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in Southwest Junior College Football Conference play. The Wranglers, who are coached by former TJC defensive coordinator Russell Thompson, dropped to 2-3 and 1-3.

Johnson, whose interception last week secured the Apaches' win at Northeastern Oklahoma, retuned one of his picks 81 yards for a touchdown. Others will interceptions were Ben Sutton, Diarva Brown and Daquaylyn Thomas.

Jonathan Johnson Darine Wilson both had sacks, while JT Smith blocked a punt and David Hogue and Timothy Paogofie had tipped passes.

TJC quarter back Brennen Wooten tossed three TD passes, while former Mineola star Jeremiah Crawford threw a TD pass and scored on a 2-yard run.

Justin Bailey and Joseph Ward each gather in two TD passes apiece, while former Athens High School standout Logan Fuller had two touchdown runs.

Tyler Dunlop, the Apaches' strong-legged kicker, had two field goals for the second straight week.

Fuller gained 122 yards on 14 carries with Wooten hitting on 15 of 26 passing attempts for 173 yards. Wooten also had six carries for 58 yards.

For Cisco, Duntayviun Gross, the former JT star, gathered in 11 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

TJC returns to action on Saturday, traveling to Brenham to meet Blinn in a 7 p.m. game.


No. 4 Tyler JC 61, Cisco 33

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First Quarter
TJC - Justin Bailey 11 pass from Brennen Wooten (Tyler Dunlop kick), 13:38
TJC - Joseph Ward 42 pass from Jeremiah Crawford (high snap), 10:05
CC - Eric Tilghman 2 run (Louis Hernandez kick), 7:59
CC - Duntayvian Gross 37 pass from Manny Harris (pass failed), 5:19
TJC - Ward 23 pass from Wooten (Dunlop kick), 4:00
TJC - Bailey 4 pass from Wooten (Dunlop kick), :00

Second Quarter
TJC - Crawford 2 run (Dunlop kick), 11:38
TJC - FG Dunlop 22, :56

Third Quarter
CC - Gross 25 pass from Harris (Hernandez kick), 8:30
TJC - Logan Fuller 10 run (Dunlop kick), 4:41
TJC - Brandon Johnson 81 interception return (Dunlop kick), 1:38

Fourth Quarter
TJC - FG Dunlop 33, 4:54
CC - Andre Johnson 62 run (run failed), 4:25
TJC - Fuller 7 run (Dunlop kick), 2:21
CC - Raghib Ismail Jr. 35 pass from Henry Allen (Hernandez kick), :47

ATT - 4,000.


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