TROY MILLS — Jesup held the lead throughout most of the game, but North Linn came back to defeat the J-Hawks 20-13 in Friday’s game at North Linn.
Jesup got off to an early lead when Jase Pilcher threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Brodie Kresser in the first quarter. The J-Hawks added to their lead when Pilcher threw a second touchdown pass to Cooper Fuelling in the second quarter.
North Linn scored a touchdown off a Brennan Baker run and missed the extra point late in the second quarter, with Jesup entering halftime with a 13-6 lead.
Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Becker ran for two more touchdowns, which gave the Lynx the winning score.
Pilcher was 8-for-18 passing for 139 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Tanner Cole was Jesup’s leading rusher, rushing eight times for 27 yards.
Fuelling caught five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. Kresser caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Keaton Roscovius was Jesup’s leading tackler with nine tackles. Eric Sweeney had eight tackles and a sack. Matt McGill had seven tackles and an interception.
Jesup is now 0-2 in district play and 2-4 overall after Friday’s loss.
The J-Hawks will host Dike-New Hartford (6-0) this Friday, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
Scoring by quarter
Jesup — 7 6 0 0 — 13
North Linn — 0 6 0 14 — 20