Jefferson County pounds Crystal Springs; Centreville tops WCCA Rams

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 9, 2003

FAYETTE &045; Earnest Harvard and Avery Hammett combined for 160 rushing yards and accounted for all four touchdowns as the host Tigers started the 2003 in style with a 26-0 win over the visiting Tigers Friday night.

Harvard had 100 yards on 20 carries and scored both times on 10-yard runs, one in the first quarter and the other in the fourth quarter.

Hammett had 13 carries for 60 yards and scored on a nine-yard run early in the second quarter and a one-yard run nearly midway through the third quarter.

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&uot;I thought my boys played hard,&uot; Jefferson County head coach Jeffery Harness said. &uot;We still made a lot of mental errors at crucial times. We got a win, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.&uot;

Led by Timothy Lewis’ 10 solo tackles and three assists and Courtney Rushing’s nine solo tackles and one fumble recovery, the Tigers’ defense shut down Crystal Springs’ offense.

Anthony Chambliss and Joshfer Nichols each had an interception and Jarvis Williams and Steven King also had fumble recoveries.

&uot;I was very happy. The defense did what we wanted them to do,&uot; Harness said.

Bowling Green 61, Pine Hills 7

BOGALUSA, La. &045; Bowling Green all-purpose man Ryan Hunt touched the ball six total times, scoring on four big plays in a thrashing of Pine Hills (0-2).

Hunt brought back the opening kickoff 80 yards for the first score, and followed it up with touchdown runs of 62, 25 and 21 yards from scrimmage.

Hunt finished with five rushes for 139 yards.

In all the Buccaneers totaled 470 rushing yards on 36 carries, not attempting to a single pass the entire game.

The Wildcats only bright spot continues to be eighth grade quarterback Lee Turner, who threw for 119 yards by connecting on 7 of 20 passes.

Bowling Green led 20-7 after the first half and continued to poor it on in the final 24, with a 30-yard touchdown fumble recovery with 2:05 in the fourth quarter accounting for the last score.

Pine Hills rushed 25 times for negative-8 yards. The Wildcats fumbled the ball 10 times, only losing the rock twice.

Centreville 40, WCCA 22

WOODVILLE &045; Just when it appeared that the Rams were going to pull out a huge victory, the Tigers snatched it away from them with two huge fourth-quarter touchdowns.

&uot;We had some bright moments on offense, but we played consistently bad on defense,&uot; Rams head coach Paul Hayles said.

Travis Allen had 234 yards rushing on 16 carries for WCCA (0-2) and scored on runs of 95 yards in the first quarter and 86 yards in the fourth quarter. His second score cut Centreville’s lead to 27-22 with 11:09 to go in the game.

But Centreville (2-0) ended any chances of a Rams upset in the same quarter.

Daniel Hall scored on a five-yard pass from Jennings Field with 7:51 to go and Blake Devall scored on a 10-yard run, his second touchdown of the game, with just 2:25 remaining.

Once again, the turnover bug hit WCCA as the Rams turned the ball over four times despite outgaining Centreville 361-306, with 327 of those yards on the ground.

&uot;Travis did a super job at fullback. Duston (Dor) did a good job a fullback,&uot; Hayles said. &uot;But we made a lot of mistakes. Centreville limited their mistakes and we did not.&uot;

Amite 51, Chamberlain-Hunt 6

LIBERTY &045; The good news for the Wildcats on this Friday night was that they did score after being shut out by Trinity a week ago. The bad news was they couldn’t stop the Rebels from scoring.

No other information on the game was available as of press time.

&uot;I thought our kids played well,&uot; Rebels head coach Barry Bean said. &uot;We’re just happy to get that first win. They played hard.&uot;

Chamberlain-Hunt hosts Central Hinds at 7:30 p.m. Friday in an MPSA District 3-AA matchup which will also be the Wildcats’ first home game of the season.

UCS 33, Huntington 8

FERRIDAY, La. &045; About the only thing that could slow down the Flames was a 40-minute weather delay when the field was cleared due to a strong thunderstorm.

&uot;They looked good. They had 35 guys dressed out,&uot; Huntington head coach Hugh Hathcock said. &uot;We were out there just going through the motions. One mistake after another.&uot;

The Flames (1-1) led just 14-8 at the end of the first quarter, but their defense kept the Hounds (0-2) scoreless the rest of the ball game.

&uot;UC looked better than I thought they were,&uot; Hathcock said. &uot;When I looked at their last game they led 13-0 after the first quarter then they lost 35-13.&uot;

River Oaks 31, Tensas 20

MONROE, La. &045; Buoyed by the return of speedsters Ryan and Randal Borsch, the Chiefs cut the lead to 28-21 late before the last of three bad snaps on punts gave River Oaks the safety cushion it needed.

Tyler White hit Randall Borsch on a 60-yard touchdown pass late in the game to cut the lead to 28-21, and the Chiefs held River Oaks to a punt. But they couldn’t move the ball and were forced to punt, and the snap was bad to give the Mustangs the ball inside the 20.

River Oaks connected on a field goal to put the game away and avenge the Chiefs’ 6-0 win in the jamboree two weeks ago.

&uot;Special teams didn’t help us out tonight,&uot; TA head coach Chris Jacobs said. &uot;We were as evenly matched as we were in the jamboree, but I guess we made the most mistakes.&uot;

River Oaks held a 14-7 lead before a White hit Ryan Borsch for a TD pass to tie it up. River Oaks then scored two touchdowns to take the lead.

The scores came off bad snaps on punts &045; one gave River Oaks the ball at the 1-foot line, and another put the ball inside the TA 15.

Tensas scored its first touchdown on a White halfback pass to Ryan Borsch.

Wilkinson Co. 20, S. Delta 0

ROLLING FORK &045; Details from the game were not reported by WCHS coaches.