Not on Marcus Jolly’s watch.
That is: You’d have to go all the way back to Nov. 12, 2004 to find the last time Northside was shut out in a ballgame (12-0 to Statesboro in the second round of state). For a half Friday at Lanier it was beginning to look like history would need an update. The Eagles, on a 60-yard pass from Phillip Webb to Tywon Reaves, trailed 7-0 at that point.
Then came Jolly.
After Northside had forced the Longhorns to punt on their opening possession of the third, it took the ball on the 48. Once it reached the 30, Jolly took it to the house. Cory Munson tied it with his point after.
Jolly struck again a short time later on a 22-yard run to give the Eagles the lead for good. The PAT was no good making it 13-7, which is where it stood heading into the fourth.
Again after forcing Lanier to punt – kicks and an interception was all it had to shown for itself in the second half – Jolly ran 42 yards for another score. The PAT again was no good, but Munson added a 42-yard fieldgoal before the game was over.
Jolly finished with 106 yards on 12 rushes. He also caught four passes for 35 yards, while Northside in all outgained its host 306-116 yards.