Western's Jackson Has County-Record 7 Rushing Touchdowns

Western running back Trevell Jackson set an Orange County record with seven rushing touchdowns and rushed for 310 yards as the Pioneers defeated Santa Ana Valley, 54-7, in a nonleague game Friday night in front of 1,200 at Western High.

Jackson, who suffered from the flu most of the week, scored on runs of five, 93, one, five, 13, one, and nine yards. Western scored on its first four possessions to take a commanding 27-7 lead at halftime. Jackson's touchdown and rushing totals are both school records.

Jackson surpassed the county record of six rushing touchdowns set in 1979 by Jim Gleed of Dana Hills and matched in 1991 by Mike Jacot of Southern California Christian.

"I feel on top of the world right now," said Jackson, a junior who increased his 1997 rushing total to 860 yards with 11 touchdowns. "Our team's goal is to go 6-0 the rest of the season and win CIF."

Jackson's teammate, Damien Keoho, rushed for 105 yards in nine carries.

Midway through the first quarter, Western defensive back Matt Walter intercepted Rolando Ramirez's pass at the Pioneer three-yard line. Two plays later, Jackson scored on a 93-yard touchdown run to give Western a 14-7 lead.

On the third play of the game, the Falcons scored on Hector Mora's 51-yard touchdown run and Santa Ana led, 7-0.

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