WATERTOWN — Watertown freshman quarterback Ty Jobe threw for two scores in a loss 26-13 to White House-Heritage at Robinson Stadium in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
"Our quarterback grew up a lot tonight but I thought he played pretty well," Watertown coach Gavin Webster said.
Jobe finished the night 10-of-15 for 107 yards with two touchdowns and threeinterceptions.
The scoring started in the opening drive as the Patriots marched down the field running over six minutes off of the clock. There were 10 running plays and one pass. The drive was capped by an 8-yard run by Joseph Walker, the first of two scores on the night, and the score was 7-0.
Walker and Patriot quarterback Cameron Vitulli both ran the ball well, combining for nearly 250 yards and four scores.
Watertown's first two possessions were seven plays and ended in a punt and turning the ball over on downs.
In the second quarter, each team scored once. White House-Heritage scored on a 4-yard run by Vitulli, making the score 13-0.
After a Watertown punt, the Patriots got the ball at their 32-yard line.
On the first play, the ball popped loose and Robert Davenport pounced on it for Watertown.
The fumble set up the Purple Tigers' first score, a 19-yard pass from Jobe to KeAndre Bates. The point after by Cody Lipski was good and the score was 13-7.
In the third quarter, Brannon Hill broke away on a big gain. He was knocked out of bounds by a Patriot defender. Play was stopped for several minutes as paramedics came to look at the player. They took him to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Vitulli scored another touchdown on a 2-yard run and with less than 10 minutes to play, making the score 20-7 Patriots.
Jobe threw another score with less than five minutes when he found Andrew Jennings in the open field and he raced to the end zone for the touchdown. The extra point fell short and the score was 20-13.
Late in the game, Walker scampered 12 yards for a score. The key play in the drive was a 50-yard run by Walker on first down. Walker finished with 20 carries for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
Watertown got the ball back and Jobe threw an interception to Cody Friday to clinch the win for White House-Heritage.
"We did not tackle well in this game," Webster said. "If we do not tackle and block we will not win many football games."
Watertown (0-1) will go on the road next week to Murfreesboro to take on Middle Tennessee Christian (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.