CFB Week 13 Recap
Tennessee quarterback recruit Tayven Jackson was dominant while leading Center Grove High School to their second straight Indiana State Championship last Friday night.
Jackson now has back-to-back victories in the state championship game while appearing in three straight. As the quarterback of the Trojans’ team, Jackson has led Center Grove to 28 straight wins, going undefeated in the last two seasons.
In the state championship game on Friday night, Center Grove won a close game, but Jackson was nothing short of dominant as he commanded the offense. Jackson completed 12-of-14 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. While he did finish with negative three rushing yards in the game on eight rushing attempts, Jackson did punch in a touchdown with his feet in the first half.
In the championship game, which was played in Lucas-Oil Stadium, Jackson gave a shoutout to Tennessee with orange and white cleats. The cleats also had a Power T and checkerboard background on the sides.
Now, with his high school career officially in the books, quarterback Tayven Jackson is officially heading to Tennessee as a two-time undefeated State Champion and three-time participant. In addition, Jackson’s last loss on the football field was in November of 2019 in the first of his three state appearances.
Thank you high school football ❤️💍 #2 out✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/Bwivr0Ewyk
— Tayven jackson (@Tayvenjacksonn2) November 29, 2021
Four-star quarterback Tayven Jackson is the second-highest ranked player in the 2022 Tennessee class, according to 247. Jackson is also the fifth-ranked player in the state of Indiana, and the 13th ranked quarterback in the nation.
Here are some of the highlights from Tayven Jackson and Center Grove high school’s state championship game last weekend. First up is Jackson’s touchdown pass in the second quarter.
— Indiana Preps Sports Network (@IndianaPreps) November 28, 2021
However, prior to that touchdown throw, Jackson also snuck in a touchdown on the ground, which was mentioned previously.
Tayven Jackson sneaks it in and @CGTrojanFootbal jumps out in front early in the 6A final.
— Bally Sports Indiana (@BallySportsIN) November 28, 2021
Before the Trojans’ game on Friday, Jackson sent out a highlight video of the playoffs leading into his final Indiana State Championship game.
State week. We will be perfect in practice🔴⚪️ CG Pride. pic.twitter.com/su62kny6IF
— Tayven jackson (@Tayvenjacksonn2) November 23, 2021
Four-star Tennessee quarterback commit Tayven Jackson was in Knoxville in November when the Vols hosted Georgia. Before the game, Jackson met up with Tennessee legend Peyton Manning near the tunnel as the teams were warming up on the field.
My man🍊🍊 https://t.co/PubmPOArUT
— Tayven jackson (@Tayvenjacksonn2) November 13, 2021
The Tennessee recruiting class is currently ranked ninth in the SEC and 24th nationally, according to 247Sports.