Centreville Tigers’ ground attack tramples Amite School Center 33-17

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 16, 2001

Sunday, September 16, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

Drew Havard, Johnathan Newman and John Vincent combined for

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399 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Centreville Tigers

defeated the Amite School Center Rebels 33-17 Saturday in Liberty.

Havard had 13 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns, Newman

had 17 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown and Vincent had 10

carries for 86 yards and caught two passes for 53 yards and a

touchdown. The outcome, however, wasn’t as convincing as it looked

as the Rebels trailed by only four points twice in the game before

Centerville pulled away for the win.

Centreville jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a 28-yard by Havard

with 8:20 to go in the first quarter and a 25-yard run by Newman

with 9:14 left in the second quarter. Royce Fonte made both extra


ASC cut into Centreville’s lead in the second quarter on a

13-yard run by quarterback Brent Bean with 6:00 left and a 35-yard

field goal by Andre Aguilair with one second left. Centreville

quarterback Jennings Field, who completed four of eight passes

for 89 yards and one interception, connected with Vincent on a

52-yard scoring strike and Fonte’s point-after gave the Tigers

a 21-10 lead.

The Rebels answered just 49 seconds later on a 76-yard pass

from Bean to Will Dillon. Aguilair added the extra point as once

again ASC was down by only four points at 21-17. Bean was five-for-nine

for 96 yards. That would be as close as the Rebels would get,

however, as Havard scored on a 22-yard run with 51 seconds left

in the third quarter and Vincent scored on a 4-yard run with 6:08

remaining in the game.

Centreville, 2-1, hosts ACCS to begin District 4-3A play at

7 p.m. Friday and ASC, 1-2, plays at Huntington to begin District

5-1A play at 7 p.m. Friday.