Sinclair’s 293 rushing yards lead Tigers to win

Published 1:53 am Saturday, September 5, 2009

CENTREVILLE — It was an offensive shootout at Centreville Academy, but the Tigers’ gun was quite a bit larger than Huntington’s as Centreville rolled up 444 rushing yards in a 56-28 win over the Hounds.

Centreville senior running back Zach Sinclair was the bellcow for the offense, rushing for 293 yards on just 20 carries.

Cliff Hurst had 70 yards on 11 carries and also had three kickoff returns for 101 yards.

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Huntington broke on top in the game with a 46-yard touchdown run by Eric Bowens, who finished the game with 86 yards on 18 carries.

However, Centreville scored the next three touchdowns. Sinclair had two touchdown runs and Beau Field had another run to make the score 21-9 at the end of one quarter.

The two teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter, with De’Vonte Wallace scoring twice for Huntington and Sinclair and Field scoring for the Tigers to make the score 35-21 at halftime.

The second half was all Centreville, as the Tigers got two more touchdown runs from Sinclair as well as a touchdown run from Hurst.

Huntington’s only score in the second half came on a Jess Dossett 3-yard run late in the third quarter.

Centreville upped its record to 2-1 with the victory and will take on Silliman next week while Huntington (1-2) will take on Tallulah in its first district game.


PINEVILLE, La. — The Wilkinson County Christian Rams won its third straight game to open the season, but this was by far their toughest test.

The Rams scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to overtake CENLA Christian and pull out a 34-27 victory Friday night.

WCCA running back Tip McKenzie was the difference for the Rams, as he rushed for 232 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown.

The game was tight throughout, as the two teams traded touchdowns in the first three quarters.

WCCA jumped out on top on the fourth play of the game when Matthew McGraw rumbled 34 yards for a score.

CENLA tied the game at seven on a Chance Terrell 11-yard run a few plays later, but McKenzie scampered 64 yards for a score that put the Rams up 14-7 late in the first quarter.

CENLA made the score 14-13 when Dar’tavies Green scored on a 10-yard run, but McGraw gave the Rams some breathing room with a 20-yard scoring run midway through the second quarter.

CENLA had the only touchdown of the third quarter, as Green’s 5-yard run made the score 20-19.

However, WCCA pulled away with two quick touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Duncan Ashley had a 7-yard run with 10:50 left and then Hayden Whetstone caught a 14-yard pass from Todd Gonda a little over two minutes later to make the score 34-19.

CENLA pulled closer with a touchdown on a Graham Kelly 11-yard pass from Terrell with 4:50 left, but McGraw intercepted a Terrell pass with 2:16 remaining to seal the victory for the Rams.