JONES — Rematches in the playoffs aren’t uncommon.

JONES — Rematches in the playoffs aren’t uncommon.

Friday night the No. 6 Plainview Indians finally got their rematch from last years state finals with No. 1 Jones. 

Unfortunately, the Longhorns managed to once again be one step ahead as they eliminated Plainview 42-30 at Tim Wallace Memorial Stadium in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.

“Both of us were different football teams than we were last year,” Plainview coach Joe Price said.  

“Both teams went out and played really good football like we did last year, I think it was a really exciting game. It just didn’t quite work out for us.”

Jones got on the board initially through a 23-yard pass from J.D. Head  to Sean Shaw, who also caught the ensuing two-point conversion to make it 8-0.

Cody Farmer would make it 14-0 when he caught a touchdown pass from Head to make it 14-0 after the failed two-point conversion in the first quarter.

Needing a spark in the second quarter, Plainview turned to Blake Nowell for inspiration.

Nowell, on his first possession of the night, gained 21 yards for a first down on a reverse. 

“We finally got the field turned around (in the second quarter),” Price said.  

“This was a tough night to play football, especially when you were going into the wind. It made it difficult to throw the ball.”

Plainview found its first score of the night on a 24-yard draw from quarterback Spencer Sommerville.  

After the extra point, the Indians were down 14-7.

With 58 seconds remaining in the first half, Blaine Martin ran in from 13-yards out for a Longhorns touchdown to make it 21-7.

However, the Indians weren’t going to go into the locker room without some momentum.

Somerville helped engineer a drive down the field which would lead to a 44-yard field goal from Kenny Sutherlin, making it a 21-10 game at the half.

“I knew we were going to have to get in field goal range before halftime,” Somerville said. 

 “I was just making smart plays and taking my time and making smart decisions and throws to try to help Kenny out.” 

However, as the second half began, the Longhorns momentum started to gain steam. 

Martin got his second touchdown of the game, this time from seven yards out to make it 28-10.

Plainview would then go on a drive which lasted more than six minutes, culiminating with  Sommerville finding Lane Ross in the middle of the end-zone for a 5-yard touchdown pass.  

Sutherlin hit the extra point and Plainview trailed Jones 28-17.

However, with a minute left in the third quarter, Jones struck again.

Logan Yelton ran in from 11-yards out to make it 34-17 after the failed two-point conversion. 

As the fourth quarter began, it was Somerville once again at the helm scoring for the Indians as he registered a 29-yard touchdown run to make it 34-23 after the failed extra point.

But, with just over eight minutes left in regulation, the Longhorns registered another response.

This time it was Shaw catching a 28-yard pass from Head to make it 42-23 after the two-point conversion.

Nowell would get the Indians on the board one last time late in the fourth as he scored from 11-yards out.

  “Our seniors have just done an outstanding job all year and they’ve all been good leaders, and good players,” Price said about his exiting seniors. “They’ve all had a really productive year, you know.”  

“I just can’t say enough about how hard they played all year long, what a good job they did leading the other kids.”

Somerville finished 10-of-16 passing for 106 yards on the night. 

Plainview ends its season at 9-3 overall. 

The Plainview Indians will graduate a total of 10 seniors off this seasons squad.