The Ray Brooks Tigers earned a much needed win by blasting the McAdams High School Bulldogs in a Region 2-1A game for homecoming Friday night in Benoit.
The Tigers improved to 2-7 with a 2-3 mark in the region, while the Bulldogs fell to 0-8 with a 0-5 mark in the region.
Ray Brooks will return to the football field on Friday as the team travels to Shaw to play the Shaw High School Hawks in another region game.
West Bolivar 57, S.V. Marshall 6
The West Bolivar High School Eagles earned their fifth straight win by hammering the S.V. Marshall Tigers in a Region 4-2A contest Friday night at Tchula.
West Bolivar improved to 8-2 with a perfect 4-0 mark in the region, while Marshall fell to 0-10 with a 0-4 regional record.
Kylan Johnson led West Bolivar’s passing attack by completing 4-of-8 passes for 112 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. William Lloyd led the Eagles’ ground game by rushing for 59 yards and two touchdowns on two carries, followed by Lamarcus Ursy with two carries for 44 yards, Robert Taylor with 11 yards and a touchdown on three carries and Rashan Conway and Trevoris Hampton with a touchdown each.
Receiving wise, Lloyd had a 55-yard TD catch, Kailo Moore caught a 25-yard pass, Dekendrick Hall with two catches for 19 yards and Ladarius Tucker had a 13-yard TD catch.
In the kicking game, Tucker went 7-of-8 on point-after kicks.
On defense for the Eagles, Cedric Brown led the way with seven tackles, followed by Larry Walker and Jarvis Franklin with six tackles each, Keenan Neal with two interceptions including one of them returned 45 yards for a touchdown, Tucker with a sack that resulted in a safety and Justin Calmese and Joshua Smith with a sack each.
West Bolivar will hit the road to Hollandale to play Simmons on Thursday for another region game to end the regular season. A win would seal up the region championship outright for the Eagles for a 10th consecutive year.
Tunica 14, Bayou 10
The Bayou Academy Colts came up short as they fell to the Tunica Academy Blue Devils in a District 1-A contest Friday at Colt Field.
Bayou fell to 5-4 with a 3-3 mark in the district, while Tunica improved to 3-6 with a 3-2 record in the district.
Caleb Pilgrim led Bayou’s offense as he completed 3-of-6 passes for 101 yards with a touchdown pass and rushed for 130 yards on 17 carries. Davis Dalton rushed for 75 yards on 12 carries to aid the Colts, followed by Ty Holder with 65 yards on 11 carries, Hunter Kovac with 44 yards on 11 carries to go with two catches for 40 yards and Weber Herbison with three catches for 84 yards with a touchdown. Herbison also kicked a field goal for the Colts.
The game against Tunica was Bayou’s last district game of the year. Bayou will return to action on Friday when the Colts host Hillcrest. The Colts still have a chance for the playoffs as the top four teams from each district go to the playoffs.
Tunica and West Memphis are both tied at 3-2 in the district and both of those teams still have one more district game to go. Desoto will play Tunica, while West Memphis will play Deer Creek on Friday. The season could end with a three-way tie between Tunica, West Memphis and Bayou for third, which would decide who would go to the playoffs by a tiebreaker system. There could also be a situation where Bayou is tied with either Tunica or West Memphis for fourth, which would also go to a tiebreaker.
Delta 54, NSA 6
The North Sunflower Academy Rebels saw their season come to a close as they lost to the Delta Academy Raiders in District 5A 8-man football action Friday night at Drew.
A.J. Pennington marched on a 15-yard touchdown run to lead the Rebels on the night.
NSA ended its season at 1-9 with a 1-6 mark in the district. Delta improved to 4-6.