The Ruleville Central High School Tigers earned their first win of the year by defeating the Leland High School Cubs in Region 4-3A action Friday night at Leland.
Ruleville improved to 1-7 with a 1-1 mark in the region, while Leland fell to 2-6 with an 0-2 region record.
Ruleville will hit the gridiron again on Friday as the team will host the Leflore County Tigers in a 7 p.m. contest.
North Sunflower 42, Central 8
The North Sunflower Academy Rebels secured their first win of the season by hammering the Central Academy Vikings in District 5A 8-man football action at Macon.
The Rebels are now 1-7 with a 1-4 mark in the district, while Central fell to 0-8.
NSA led 30-0 at halftime and was able to cruise to the victory.
Kyle Blackwell completed 4-of-5 passes for 95 yards with two touchdowns passes and rushed for two touchdowns and four 2-point conversions to lead the Rebels, followed by Caleb Dyche with 82 rushing yards, a touchdown and a two 2-point conversion on eight carries and Anthony Joseph with 78 yards rushing and a touchdown on five carries and 74 receiving yards with a touchdown on two catches.
On defense, Lucas Garrett led the Rebels with 14 tackles, followed by Lorenzo Newman with 13 tackles and two fumble recoveries, Ronny Henley with 11 tackles and three blocked punts, Joseph with an interception and A.J. Pennington with seven tackles and a fumble recovery.
NSA will return to the football field on Friday when the team hosts Marvell for homecoming in a district game at 7 p.m.
Shaw 49, Montgomery County 8
The Shaw High School Hawks hammered the Montgomery County Hornets in Region 2-1A action Friday night at Kilmichael.
The Hawks improved to 6-2 with a 4-1 mark in the region, while the Hornets slid to 1-7 with a 1-4 record in the region.
Andre Pruitt led the Hawks’ air attack by completing 3-of-4 passes for 84 yards with three touchdowns and kicked a PAT. Ledavious Rice caught a 32-yard touchdown pass, Octavious Stimmage caught a 27-yard touchdown pass and Keveon Shepherd caught a 25-yard TD pass to lead the receivers.
Christopher Harthone rushed for 46 yards with two TDs and a 2-point conversion to lead the Hawks’ ground game, followed by Lekia McRoy with 27 yards on three carries and Damon Redding and Justin King with a 2-point conversion each.
On special teams, Willie Moore, on a lateral play from Keveon Shepherd, scored a touchdown on a punt return.
On defense, King and Demarrius Williams led the Hawks with seven tackles each, followed by Harthone and Lerandel Allen with six tackles each and Rice with five tackles.
Shaw is scheduled to be off for the next two weeks and won’t return to action until Oct. 26 when the team hosts Ray Brooks for homecoming.
East Side 44, Leflore 28
The East Side Trojans continued to stay undefeated as they defeated the Leflore County Tigers in Region 4-3A action Friday night at Itta Bena.
East Side improved to a perfect 8-0 with a 2-0 mark in the region, while Leflore County saw its record drop to 4-4 with a 1-1 mark in the region.
The Trojans trailed 28-14 at halftime but battled back to score 30 unanswered points in the second half. East Side finished with 408 rushing yards on 52 carries.
Jonathan Clerk-Beamon led the East Side’s offense by completing 8-of-14 passes for 160 yards with three touchdowns and rushing for 50 yards on four carries. Brandt Williams caught three passes for 59 yards with a touchdown to lead all East Side receivers, followed by Quadarrius Shaw with three catches for 49 yards with a TD, Jaylon Thomas with a 25-yard TD catch and Barron Burns with a 27-yard catch.
Quadre Butler led East Side’s ground attack with 196 yards on 30 carries, followed by Taquille Eatmon with 137 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and Burns with 25 yards and a touchdown on two carries.
Paddarrius Bronner led the Trojans’ defense with two interceptions, followed by Burns with 10 tackles and an interception, Edgar Eatmon with eight tackles and a sack and Michael Hurns with 13 tackles.
East Side will return to the gridiron on Friday when the team takes on J.J. McClain in another region game at 7 p.m.
West Bolivar 41, O’Bannon 0
The West Bolivar Eagles won their third in a row by shutting out the O’Bannon Greenwave in a Region 4-2A game Friday night at Leland Young Stadium in Rosedale.
The Eagles improved to 6-2 with a 2-0 mark in the region, while O’Bannon fell to 3-5 with a 1-1 mark in the region. The Eagles led 34-0 at halftime and never looked back.
Trevoris Hampton rushed for 145 yards with three touchdowns on 10 carries to lead the Eagles’ ground game, followed by William Lloyd with 59 yards on six carries, Kailo Moore with 55 yards and a touchdown on six carries and Kylan Johnson with 23 yards and a touchdown on three carries.
Johnson also completed 11-of-18 passes for 92 yards with a touchdown to lead the Eagles’ passing game. Dekendrick Hall caught three passes for 21 yards and a touchdown, and Katravis Williams caught two passes for 29 yards to lead West Bolivar’s receivers.
In the kicking game, Ladarius Tucker connected on 5-of-6 PAT kicks to round out the offense.
On defense, William Lloyd and Kawonski Williams racked up six tackles each to spearhead the Eagles, followed by Anthony Dyer with five tackles and an interception and Kebeon Clinton with five tackles. Dalvin Williams and Markel Green combined for two sacks to aid West Bolivar.
West Bolivar will return to the football field on Friday when the team hosts Riverside for homecoming at 7 p.m. in Rosedale.
Broad Street 51, Coahoma AHS 8
The Broad Street Jaguars were a team on a mission Friday as they defeated the Coahoma AHS Tigers in a Region 3-2A showdown at Shelby.
Sophomore running back Richard Horn III finally came out of his shell and ran the ball the way Broad Street head coach Damaris Mitchell knew he could since moving up from junior high. Horn torched the Tigers with 139 yards on just 10 carries with four touchdowns. Horn scored on runs of 27, 9, 31 and 41 yards. Corey Alexander rushed for 114 yards on six carries to aid the offense, followed by Devonte James with 50 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns. He also completed 3-of-7 passes for 50 yards with an interception. Ladarious Walker had one catch for 33 yards in the win, and freshman Jatavis Scott scored on a 34-yard punt return.
The Jaguars were led on defense by Johnny Scott with four tackles and two fumble recoveries, Ladarius Williams with four tackles and a sack, Demarcus Alexander with six tackles including three tackles-for-loss, William Horn with six tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, Carmen Banger with five tackles and a sack and Devante Brown with four tackles and a sack.
The Jaguars will be back in action at 7 p.m. Friday in Webb against West Tally.
Cleveland 49, Humphreys County 20
The Cleveland High School Wildcats cruised past the Humphreys County Cowboys in Region 3-4A action Friday night at Belzoni.
The Wildcats pushed their record to 6-2 with a 2-0 mark in the region, while Cowboys’ record now stands at 2-6 with an 0-2 mark in the region.
Jason Young was solid for the Wildcats as he rushed for 141 yards with two touchdowns on 13 carries, caught two passes for 28 yards and completed a pass for 19 yards.
Trace Bray aided Cleveland by rushing for 75 yards with a touchdown on 14 carries, followed by Andonte Maxie with 48 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, Vaughnte Dorsey with 50 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and Dondrell Mitchell with 37 rushing yards and a touchdown on five carries.
Dorsey also completed 2-of-4 passes for 28 yards to round out the Wildcats’ passing game.
Cleveland will be back in action on Friday when the Wildcats host the Amanda Elzy Panthers for homecoming at 7 p.m.
Coffeeville 24, Ray Brooks 0
The Coffeeville Pirates cruised past the Ray Brooks Tigers in Region 2-1A action at Benoit Friday night.
Ray Brooks fell to 1-6 with a 1-2 mark in the region, while Coffeeville improved to 4-3 with a 3-0 mark in the region.
Ray Brooks will return to the football field on Friday when the Tigers travel to Greenville to play St. Joe in a region showdown set for 7 p.m.