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Teams secure titles in Miss-Lou Youth Football Super Bowl

Monterey Packers’ Trey Poole carries the ball past Concordia Bank Cowboys’ Jerrius Scott Saturday during the 12 & under Miss-Lou Youth Football Super Bowl at Vidalia High School. (Lauren Wood \ The Natchez Democrat)

VIDALIA — The Monterey Packers hadn’t beaten the Concordia Bank Cowboys in the regular season, so the coaches decided to switch things up.

“We ran a different defense than usual,” Packers head coach Pat Poole said. “We spread them out in order to cover the edges, and it worked well for us today.”

Did it ever. The Packers were able to top the Cowboys 30-16 en route to a Miss-Lou Youth Football 12 and under Super Bowl Championship Saturday afternoon at Vidalia High School’s Viking Stadium.

Trey Poole score three offensive touchdowns to lead the Packers, and Pat Poole said his team also made a few adjustments on offense.

“We felt like their only weakness was on the sweeps and quick passes outside,” Pat Poole said.

Cowboys head coach Leonard Turner said the Packers simply out-performed his players Saturday.

“We played them tough, we were just outplayed,” Turner said. “We took them a little bit too lightly, and I told them that you can’t take anyone lightly. The better team won.”

Trey Poole ran 70 yards for a touchdown with 4:43 left in the first, and a pass from Trey Poole to Drake Smith put the Packers ahead 8-0. The Cowboys came back and scored on a 28-yard carry by Jveion Scott at the 4:01 mark. Scott ran it in for two, tying the game 8-8.

In the second quarter, Trey Poole scored again on a 7-yard carry, and Caden Poole had the two-point run to put Monterey up 16-8 with 1:40 left. On the ensuing Cowboy possession, Trey Poole hit the Cowboys’ quarterback, who dropped the ball. Cameron King then picked it up and ran 24 yards for the score. The two-point run by Trey Poole put Monterey up 24-8 with 1:32 left before halftime.

“That was a big downfall (for us) at the time,” Turner said. “We tried to come back from it, but we just couldn’t. The Monterey defense was too tough.”

The Cowboys cut the lead to 24-16 on a 70-yard run by Jerrius Scott with 4:47 left in the third. Jveion Scott ran it in for two. Trey Poole scored his final touchdown with 1:10 to go in the fourth on a 10-yard carry. The two-point run failed.

Hewitt’s Archery Steelers 20, Lawdogs 6

Eraquise Williams had two touchdown runs and Hewitt’s Archery shut out the Lawdogs in the final three quarters as the Steelers took a 20-6 win Saturday morning at the Miss-Lou Youth Football 10 & under Super Bowl.

On his first touchdown run, Williams swept around the left side on a 55-yard run in the second quarter that allowed the Steelers to go into halftime leading the Lawdogs 12-6. His 30-yard touchdown run on a reverse in the fourth quarter sealed the championship for the Steelers. Gladston Magee added the two-point conversion.

“It was power football. We controlled the line of scrimmage. It was run, run, run,” Hewitt’s Archery head coach Mickey Magee said. “We wanted to control the time of possession.”

Gladston Magee’s only pass of the game went for 25 yards and a first down to tight end Triston Halford that kept a drive alive. The game was tied at 6-6 at the end of the first quarter. Davis scored on a 70-yard run for the Steelers. After that, the Steelers took control.

“It was lights out defense,” coach Magee said. “Milt Neal, our middle linebacker, had an awesome performance. He shut down the run single-handedly. I can’t say enough our spy at free safety, Vante Davis. Randriellous Goings, he split time at linebacker and safety. He’s the smallest kid on the team and played with a fractured wrist. The kid never stops smiling. Defensive lineman Dee Jackson – nobody runs on this kid.”

Lakeside Ford Bulldogs 30,

Delta Bank Raiders 22

Montrell Fleming scored two touchdowns and Reginald Wilson also had a touchdown for Delta Bank, but it was not enough as the Raiders fell to the Lakeside Ford Bulldogs Saturday morning at the Miss-Lou Youth Football 8 & under Super Bowl.

“It was the two best teams in the 8 & under division playing in the Super Bowl. It was a good, hard-fought game,” Delta Bank head coach Bryan Davis said. “We had a couple of turnovers and that was to be expected in a big game. We had a couple of mental breakdowns, too.”