MHSAA roundups: Hull, Peterson score big as WCHS beats JCHS, 37-26
FAYETTE — Nicholas Hull scored two touchdowns, one on offense and one on defense, and La’Darion Peterson had two touchdown runs as the Wilkinson County Wildcats defeated the Jefferson County Tigers 37-26 in MHSAA Division 7-3A action Friday night.
Hull had a 27-yard touchdown run with 2:00 to go in the first quarter and his 50-yard interception return for a touchdown with 23 seconds left until halftime gave Wilkinson County a 31-6 halftime lead.
Jefferson County gave a valiant effort in the second half, but it was not meant to be after Peterson’s 1-yard touchdown run with 6:23 left, his second of the game, made it a 37-20 game.
Peterson had 45 yards on 9 carries, including a 7-yard touchdown run at the 4:42 mark of the second quarter. Devin Voorhies had 10 carries for 115 yards and completed 14 of 17 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Allenzae Staggers had seven catches for 115 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown reception from Voorhies early in the first quarter.
Arthur Norton led Jefferson County with 112 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries. Rashard Brown completed 9 of 18 passes for 77 yards. De’Anthony Blake had three catches for 33 yards and had one fumble recovery and one interception on defense.
Wilkinson County (6-2, 2-0) hosts No. 2 Hazlehurst next Friday at 7 p.m. Jefferson County (2-4, 1-1) hosts Wesson for homecoming at 7 p.m. next Friday.
Hazlehurst 42, Franklin County 15
MEADVILLE — Jarvis Warner threw two touchdown passes for second-ranked Hazlehurst, but it was the Indians’ running game that wore down Franklin County’s defense in their win over the Bulldogs Friday night in MHSAA Division 7-3A action.
Led by Alex Rockingham and Dycelious Reese, Hazlehurst racked up 414 yards on the ground and 19 total first downs. Rockingham got things going with his 67-yard touchdown run just 19 seconds into the ball game.
Reese had touchdown runs of 10 and 23 yards to go with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Warner. The only thing that the Indians had a problem with was ball security, as they turned the ball over four times.
However, their defense rose up when called upon. Hazlehurst held Franklin County to 239 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers. Chris Robinson was the Bulldogs’ only real threat for the Bulldogs, as he had 108 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.
Franklin County (3-4, 0-2) hosts Crystal Springs next Friday at 7 p.m.