Dragons lose first game against Ankeny Centennial Jaguars
August 29, 2016
The Dragons had their first football game against the Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Aug. 26. The game started out with Johnston scoring three points in the first quarter. By halftime the Jaguars had caught up, tying the score at 3-3.
The halftime show consisted of a performance by the dance team followed by the marching band. The Johnston Little League team was recognized for their run at the Little League World Series. Senior Peter Beebe also led the student section in a chant similar to one performed in Iceland as a welcome back to the Iceland National Football [soccer] team.
After halftime the Jaguars scored a touchdown with 7:57 left in the third quarter leaving the score at 3-10. Ankeny Centennial then scored a field goal bring the score to 3-13. Johnston sophomore Andrew Nord ran a 64 yard run earning a touchdown for the Dragons, bringing the score to 10-13 with 5 minutes left in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter both teams were able to score a touchdown, with Nord scoring the touchdown with an 80 yard run, bringing the score to 17-16 with 8:47 left in the game. The Jaguars scored with another touchdown in the last three minutes of the game bringing the final score to 17-22.
The Dragons will play again next Friday against the SE Polk Rams at SE Polk. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m.