Royals maul Freeport in 47-40 showdown

Allie Odom reigned as the 2019 Jay Homecoming Queen and school passing records fell on the football field as the Royals defeated Freeport 47-40 in an offensive showdown Friday night in Jay.

Jay quarterback Judd Smith threw six touchdown passes (five in the first half) and Brent Eister set records for receiving yards at 243 and also set the single-game touchdown receiving record with five.

“It was a big night for the Royals,” said head coach Melvin Kersey. “A great homecoming win against the Freeport Bulldogs who came into the game with a 6-1 overall record.”

The first half offensive shootout t...