SHERMAN, Tex. -The Denison Yellow Jackets defeated the Sherman Bearcats, 34-17, in the 110th Battle of the Axe to claim the District 9-4A championship Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
Denison junior running back D.J. Jones tallied 378 total yards, including 285 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns.
Sherman led 10-9 at the half, but the second half belonged to the Yellow Jackets.
Denison quarterback Jordan Taylor returned from a broken collarbone and started for the Jackets.
Denison moves to 10-0 on the season and faces Royse City in the first round of the playoffs.
Sherman, 8-2, faces Richardson Pearce, in playoff action next week.
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