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Andrew Herzer leads Jones past defending 2A champ Hennessey

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: September 9, 2011
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JONES — Quarterback Michael Lowe and receiver Tylor Seabolt gave Jones one of the top tandems in the state in any class.

After Friday's 23-18 Longhorns win over defending Class 2A football champion Hennessey, it's time to add Andrew Herzer to the group and make it a trio.

Herzer caught six passes for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with less than six minutes left.

When Seabolt went down with an injury in the season's first game, Herzer came through with big numbers.

“He's worked so hard during the summer to get here,” Seabolt said. “He wanted it so bad for us, and it's paying off so far.”

But Longhorns coach Dave Martin said it started in last season's playoff game against Davis, when Seabolt was contained and Herzer came through with several big catches.

“That just gives people coverage fits with those guys,” Martin said. “Especially when Andrew can line up in the slot or at outside receiver or wherever.

“It makes people play us honest. They can't overplay one side.”

Seabolt doesn't mind sharing the spotlight at receiver.

“We're the duo now — 9 and 12,” he said. “He's played so well for us.”

Seabolt, who suffered a bone bruise in his right knee in the season opener, showed little effects of the injury, with nine catches for 118 yards and a touchdown.

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