The Shaw High School Hawks fell to 0-2 as they lost to the Leland High School Cubs Friday night in Shaw.
The Hawks scored their touchdown with 9:54 left in the first quarter when Jasprell Dillard caught a pass from Andre Pruitt that resulted in a 24-yard touchdown reception. Pruitt kicked the PAT to make the score 7-0 in favor of Shaw. That was all the Hawks could muster they racked up just 133 yards of offense.
Pruitt completed 8-of-19 passes for 105 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions to lead the Hawks. Dillard was Shaw’s leading receiver with 79 yards on four carries. The Hawks were held to only 28 rushing yards on 14 carries.
On defense, Lerandel Allen led the Hawks with 13 tackles, followed by Travelle Ware with 12 tackles and a sack, Dillard with 11 tackles and Octavius Stimmage with nine tackles.
Shaw will return to the gridiron on Friday to play the Humphreys County Cowboys in Shaw.
O’Bannon 40, Ray Brooks 0
The Ray Brooks High School Tigers were blanked by the O’Bannon Greenwave Friday in Benoit.
The Tigers fell to 0-2. The Tigers were held to -19 rushing yards and only 13 yards of total offense. Syderrick Maiten completed 5-of-14 passes for 32 yards with two interceptions, Broderick Moore caught two passes for 16 yards and Jonathan Haynes rushed for 15 yards on nine carries to lead the Tigers’ offense.
Jarvis Moore recorded eight tackles to lead the Tigers’ defense.
Ray Brooks will travel to Rosedale to play West Bolivar in the Levee Bowl on Friday.
Mount Salus 22, NSA 14
The North Sunflower Academy Rebels came up short against the Mount Salus Christian School Eagles in 8-man football action at Drew Friday night.
The Rebels fell to 0-2, while the Eagles improved to 2-0. Ronny Henley threw two touchdown passes to Jerry Mitchell to account for NSA’s offense.
NSA will travel to Calhoun City to play Calhoun Academy on Friday.
DeSoto School 35, Bayou 7
The Bayou Academy Colts suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to the DeSoto School Thunderbirds Friday night.
The Colts fell to 1-1, while the Thunderbirds improved to 2-0. Davis Dalton scored Bayou’s only touchdown on a four-yard run in the third quarter. Dalton finished the game with 77 rushing yards on 19 carries, followed by Tyler Kitchings with 23 yards on five carries. Passing wise, Kitchings completed 9-of-23 passes for 136 yards with three interceptions. Chantz Arbuckle caught three passes for 68 yards, and Weber Herbison caught four passes for 53 yards to lead the Colts’ receivers.
On defense, Josh Duraj led Bayou with nine tackles, followed by Turner Davis with eight tackles.
Jr. High Football
D.M. Smith 52, Amanda Elzy 0
The D.M. Smith Middle School Trojans hit the road Thursday to open the 2013 season against Amanda Elzy in Greenwood.
The Trojans flexed their muscles and blasted the Panthers 52-0. D.M. Smith led Elzy 38-0 at halftime.
Alfred Ware led the offense with 102 yards on three carries with three touchdowns. Kamarion Williams completed 5-of-5 passes for 30 yards and one touchdown; Kendrick Thomas had 55 yards on four carries; Traveyon Craig scored a rushing touchdown and caught a touchdown pass while also scoring on an 85-yard punt return and Damieon Brown had a 29-yard touchdown reception from Peyton Taylor.
Stanley Buford led the Trojans defense with four tackles and two sacks, followed by Thomas with seven tackles and Kameron Howard, Kendrick Walker, Fredrick Johnson, Robert Shorter and Ware with five tackles each.
The Trojans will be back in action Sept. 12 at home against Gentry.