Solid spurts enough for NHS win

Published 1:18 am Saturday, October 25, 2008

TERRY — Led by Javon Washington and Joel Davis, the Natchez High Bulldogs picked up a huge win in Region 3-5A as they defeated the Terry Bulldogs 38-21 Friday night.

“We played with determination and the will to win. We didn’t play a very good game,” Natchez High head coach Lance Reed said. “We played well in spurts. We’re still waiting to play a complete game.”

Washington scored on a pair of 3-yard runs and threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Rico Richardson. Washington completed 7-of-18 passes for 178 yards with one interception. Richardson had five catches for 145 yards.

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Davis gave Natchez High (5-3, 3-2) a much-needed spark in the running game. Davis had 13 carries for 124 yards and two key second-half touchdowns after the visiting Bulldogs led just 13-7 at halftime.

Reed also credited the defense for stepping up and making some big plays that his team needed, especially in the second half when Terry (1-8, 1-4) tried to get back in it.

“Brian Isaac had a key interception and Zack Evans had a key interception,” Reed said. “We made too many errors tonight. But this was a big win for us.”

A win against Wingfield next Friday, would give the Bulldogs a 4-2 record in Region 3-5A and a spot in the playoffs for the first time since the 1997 season.

Ferriday 26, Beau Chene 13

ARNAUDVILLE, La. — The Trojans finally played the way head coach Freddie Harrison has been wanting them to Friday night as they defeated the Class 4A Gators in a game in which all the scoring was done in the first half.

“I was very pleased. I was really excited about how (the offense) came out. We had 11 guys working together,” Harrison said. “It was a total team effort. Kids stepped up and preformed up to their level.”

Harrison said this was a big win for Ferriday (4-4) with two home games in District 3-3A remaining on the schedule.

Franklin County 36, Wilkinson County 14

MEADVILLE — Damien Burnett and Frank Hunt each scored two touchdowns and Hunt added a safety as the Bulldogs maintained second place in Region 7-3A with a 22-point win over the Wildcats Friday night.

Jordan Hunt, who had 10 carries for 148 yards, had the big run of the game with a 71-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds to go until halftime. Burnett had touchdown runs of 11 and 2 yards and Frank Hunt’s 1-yard scoring run gave Franklin County (8-1, 4-1) a commanding 28-0 halftime lead.

Frank Hunt then sacked Wilkinson County quarterback Devin Fosselman for a safety and added a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 36-0 lead.

Wilkinson County (0-8, 0-5) scored all of its points in the fourth quarter. Fosselman threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to LaKendrick Lewis and Brandon Harton scored on a 2-yard run.

Jefferson County 36, North Pike 28

SUMMIT — Jeffery Collins threw three second-half touchdown passes as the Tigers rallied from a 14-8 halftime deficit to defeat the Jaguars in a key Region 7-3A game for both teams Friday night.

With the win, Jefferson County improved to 4-5 overall and 2-3 in region play to keep its playoff chances alive. North Pike fell to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in region play. The Tigers have to beat Wilkinson County next Friday night to reach the playoffs.

Collins threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Myron Young, a 6-yard scoring pass to Kiwaski Tenner and a 52-yard scoring pass to Darryl McGee with 3:26 remaining in the game that gave Jefferson County the lead for good.

Block 46, Northwood-Lena 8

JONESVILLE — Hunter Key, John Bloodsaw and Curdarius Johnson combined for 228 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the Bears rolled to a big win over the hapless Gators Friday night.

Key had eight carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns, Bloodsaw had five carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns, and Johnson had three carries for 79 yards and one touchdown.