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The Jonesboro Eagles returned to last year’s football form Friday. After developing a knack for second-half surges a year ago, the Eagles picked up that trend again in a victory over Milford, 55-39. The two powers went into the fourth quarter in a deadlock, 39-39, but the Eagles reeled off 16 unanswered points to put the game away and start the 2014 season 1-0.

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Turnovers plagued the Gatesville Hornets in their season-opening football game Friday. Brownwood took advantage of five Gatesville turnovers in the game, including four in the first half that helped spark 21 Lions’ points in the fi nal 3:40 of the second period. The fi ve takeaways fueled a Lions’ defense that shutout the Hornets, 35-0.

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The “countdown to kickoff” clock in the Gatesville Hornet football locker room struck all zeroes Friday night, signalling an end to summer and the start of the much-anticipated football season.

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