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Texas State commit Jackson Jr. tabbed Methodist Midlothian Player of the Week after 16 tackles, 2 sacks

Ellis County Sports report

Jermy Jackson Jr. spearheaded a Waxahachie defense that shut out Arlington Lamar on Friday.

The Texas State University commit spent more time in the Lamar backfield than any Viking running back en route to being named the Methodist Midlothian Medical Center Player of the Week for Ellis County in week two of the high school football season.

Jackson Jr. (6-3, 215) recorded an impressive 16 total tackles, 3 tackles-for-loss, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. The senior’s efforts and consistent pressure also helped hold the Viking offense to a measly 117 total yards and force 4 turnovers.

The lone Viking score came via a pick-6 in the 14-6 Waxahachie win. Jackson and the Indian defense have now allowed just 10 points and 334 total yards through the first two weeks.

Waxahachie hosts (0-2) Grand Prairie in its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium.

The Gophers have been outscored 89-20 in a pair of losses to Royse City (40-20) and Wylie East (49-0). The Indians defeated the Gophers 49-7 in 2022.

Congratulations to all of the Methodist Midlothian Medical Center Players of the Week for the 2023 Ellis County high school football season:

• Week 1: Carter Rutenbar, QB, Midlothian Heritage
• Week 2: Jermy Jackson Jr., OLB/DE, Waxahachie

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Methodist Midlothian Medical Center is the first community hospital in Midlothian. Conveniently located near U.S. Highway 287, our five-story medical center features a range of services, from emergency care and advanced surgery to labor and delivery and imaging. We’re here when and where you need us.
To find a doctor or view our services that range from emergency & trauma to maternity & newborn care to heart care in our state-of-the-art cath lab, visit: https://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/methodist-midlothian-medical-center/.

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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