WCCA takes lopsided win over Ben’s Ford
WOODVILLE — Despite a minor knee injury, Trenton Hall threw one touchdown pass and ran for two more to lead the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams to a 46-0 win over the Ben’s Ford Eagles Friday night.
Yet despite the lopsided final score, Ben’s Ford had a chance to take some momentum with it into halftime in what turned out to be WCCA first-year head coach Billy Jack Caston’s first win.
After a penalty was called on WCCA’s defense on 3rd and 12, the Eagles went right down the field and had 1st and goal from the one-foot line. But instead of punching it in from so close, the Rams held them out of the end zone for four straight plays and kept their 12-0 lead.
And then on the last play of the first half, Hall scored aon a 36-yard touchdown. The try for two failed but the Rams led 18-0 at the half.
“I was impressed that we faced adversity and not letting it get us down,” Caston said. “We had a 12-point lead, like we did last week against CHEF. They drove the ball down to the goal line and we had a goal line stand.”
Hall threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Cory Smith to open up the scoring for the Rams midway through the first quarter. Kaleb Sterling scored on a 26-yard run early in the second quarter.
Hall ran in from the 1-yard line early in the third quarter to make it a 24-0 game and the rout was on. Cody Burgess picked up a fumble and ran it back 36 yards for a touchdown. Josh Gayle scored on a six-yard run and Duncan Ashley added a 37-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to go in the third quarter.
“It was a team effort. Coach (Ray) McDaniel did a good job of putting (the defense) in the right places,” Caston said. “Tramel McKinsey had a good game. Duncan Ashley coming back helped a lot.”
WCCA held Ben’s Ford (0-2) just 110 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers. The Rams’ offense, on the other hand, finished with 405 yards rushing and 489 yards of total offense.
McKinsey had 13 carries for 143 yards and Sterling finished with six carries for 121 yards and one touchdown. Hall didn’t have to throw the ball very much, yet he was still effective as he went 2-for-3 for 84 yards.
WCCA (1-1) hosts CENLA Christian next Friday at 7 p.m.
Parklane 16, Centreville 0
CENTREVILLE — Brandon Austin threw a touchdown pass and ran for another as the Parklane Academy Pioneers defeated the Centreville Academy Tigers Friday night.
Austin threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Taylor in the first quarter and scored on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Taylor added a 29-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Centreville (0-2) travels to Natchez to take on Trinity Episcopal next Friday at 7 p.m.