Centreville, WCCA both get key wins
CENTREVILLE — Casey Haygood had 271 yards of total offense and two touchdowns as the Centreville Academy Tigers held on for a 24-21 win over the Silliman Institute Wildcats in a pivotal MAIS District 6-AA game Friday night.
Haygood threw for 221 yards on 14-for-24 passing, including a 79-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Caston with 8:13 to go in the first quarter. Haygood also had 18 carries for 50 yards with a 1-yard touchdown run just past the midway point of the third quarter.
Brock Andrus’s 23-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the first half gave Centreville a 10-7 halftime lead. Silliman, however, would not go away quietly. Todd Bougious scored on a 78-yard run early in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 14-10 lead.
After Haygood’s short scoring run gave the lead again, John McDowell scored on a 4-yard run to extend the lead to 24-14. But once again, the Wildcats would get back in the game on a short touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Centreville’s defense, however, made sure that Silliman would not leave with a victory.
McDowell had nine carries for 74 yards and Caston had four catches for 113 yards. Parker Doughty led the Tigers’ defense with 10 tackles while Colby Shaw had seven tackles and one interception.
Centreville Academy (5-1, 2-0) stays in district play when it plays at Bowling Green School at 7 p.m. Friday.
WCCA 35, Central Private 0
WOODVILLE — Led by Jamal Vessell and Jalen Washington, the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams celebrated homecoming with a convincing win over the Central Private School Rebels Friday night that extended their winning streak to two in a row.
Vessell led WCCA’s running game with 84 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. He scored on a 35-yard run late in the first quarter that gave the Rams a 21-0 lead. On defense, Vessell was a beast as he recorded five tackles and three sacks.
Washington completed just 2 of 6 passes, but both of his completions were for touchdowns. The first one went for 46 yards to Dra’ Tolliver in the first quarter and the second one was good for 19 yards to Will McGraw late in the third quarter. Washington also scored on a 68-yard run early in the second quarter.
Drew Skinner had two sacks, Dakota Jones had one fumble recovery, and both Reed Sturgeon and Justin Prevost had their first interceptions of the season. Sturgeon was also 5-for-5 on extra points.
WCCA (2-4) hosts Trinity Episcopal at 7 p.m. Friday in a key district game for both teams.