Huntington wins, loses district title

Published 1:12 am Saturday, October 27, 2007

HAYNESVILLE, La. — Led by Jody Cottongin’s 233 total yards from scrimmage, the Huntington Hounds cruised to a 41-8 win over the struggling Claiborne Academy Rebels Friday night.

That was the good news. The bad news was that Glenbrook defeated Tensas Academy to win the MPSA District 6-A championship because of its win over Huntington one week earlier.

Cottongin had his solid game on the ground with 11 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown. But he also played at quarterback, completing five of 13 passes for 97 yards, which included a 42-yard touchdown pass to Martez Tolliver just over a minute into the game.

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Huntington (7-3, 7-1) got an all-around performance from Tolliver as well as he had three carries for 79 yards and a touchdown to go with four catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Glenbrook 35, Tensas Academy 0

MINDEN, La. — After being held scoreless in the first half, Glenbrook went off in the second half as the Apaches, led by junior quarterback Jake Byrd, defeated the Chiefs to win the District 6-A title.

Tensas (5-5, 5-3) was trying to pull off the upset of the No. 2 ranked team in Class A. And the defense played outstanding in the first two quarters even though its offense couldn’t keep any drives going against Glenbrook’s defense. The result was a surprising 0-0 tie at the half.

But Glenbrook (8-2, 7-1) ended any thought of an upset in the third quarter as it ran off 20 unanswered points to pull away from Tensas. Byrd had a lot to do with that as he ran for one touchdown and then threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Michael Ratcliff. Byrd added a 33-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.

Centreville 42, WCCA 6

CENTREVILLE — With running back Trumaine Norwood and quarterback Cody Cullen out with injuries, the Rams didn’t have a chance against Class AA’s fourth-ranked Tigers Friday night. And it showed.

Six different players for Centreville (9-1) scored touchdowns against WCCA. Starting quarterback Kyle Brown threw for 139 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Cliff Hurst, the nephew of head coach Bill Hurst, ran for a touchdown, caught two passes from Brown for 23 yards and completed his only pass of the game for another 23 yards.

WCCA (6-4) didn’t score until nearly midway through the fourth quarter when Christopher Houghton threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Matthew McGraw. Without Norwood and Cullen, the Rams were held to just 132 yards of total offense. Their defense wasn’t much better as it gave up 383 total yards and couldn’t covert three forced turnovers.

Brookhaven Academy 29, ACCS 6

BROOKHAVEN — The Cougars took advantage of several missed opportunities by ACCS to defeat the Rebels Friday night.

Brookhaven Academy (7-3) scored on a long touchdown pass to take a 13-0 lead. ACCS (0-10) then had a chance to right back in the game after intercepting a pass, but the Cougars forced and recovered a fumble and by the time halftime arrived, the Rebels were down 26-0.

“We’re snakebit,” ACCS head coach Paul Hayles said. “It was that kind of night for us.”

Lee Guedon led the Rebels with 76 yards rushing and had the team’s only touchdown on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.