Shorter, Jefferson earn win

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005

CRYSTAL SPRINGS &045; Jimmie Shorter had a big game for Jefferson County with 150 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers past the Crystal Springs Tigers 38-21 Friday night in a Region 6-3A


Alpha Sanders did his best to keep Crystal Springs (2-4, 1-2) in the game with two touchdown runs and a touchdown catch, but Jefferson County’s running game, led by Shorter, was too much to overcome.

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Vernon Smith had a pair of short touchdown runs and Anthony Williams had a touchdown run of his own for Jefferson County (4-2, 2-0).

After Crystal Springs took an early 7-0 lead on a 41-yard scoring run by Sanders, Jefferson County made the score 12-7 on a 7-yard run by Williams and a 4-yard run by Smith.

Shorter’s 3-yard scoring run gave the visiting Tigers an 18-9 lead over the host Tigers at halftime.

Thanks to Shorter and Smith, Jefferson County outscored Crystal Springs 20-12 in the second half to pull away for the win.

Franklin Co. 49, W. Marion 6

MEADVILLE &045; After the Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1) took a 42-0 halftime lead over the Trojans (0-5, 0-3), the clock ran with the game out of reach.

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South Pike 47, Wilkinson Co. 8

MAGNOLIA &045;&160;The Eagles, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 7-3A with an impressive win over the Wildcats, who dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in 7-3A.

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