Wilkinson County loses, fails to make playoffs

Published 1:58 am Saturday, October 30, 2010

WOODVILLE — It was not a very good Friday night for the Wilkinson County Wildcats and head coach Elbert “Mo” Lyles.

First, they lost to the 5th-ranked and defending Class 3A state champion Tylertown Chiefs 55-22 in Region 7-3A action. Then, Lyles and his coaching staff found out that Jefferson County had defeated Franklin County to knock the Wildcats out of playoff contention.

“We’re out because of the tiebreaker,” Lyles said. “We had a minus-4 and Jefferson County had, I think, a minus-3.”

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As for the game itself, Lyles said, “We just came out flat. We didn’t perform well on either side of the ball. It affected us throughout the game. Tylertown has a good football team. We’re better than the score showed.”

Tylertown (8-2, 5-0) clinched the Region 7-3A championship outright with the win and will host a first-round Class 3A South State playoff game next Friday night.

Wilkinson County finished 6-4 overall and 2-3 in region play.

Block 52, LaSalle 24

JONESVILLE, La. — Preston Bowman and Vashawn Davis each had 10 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns as the Block Bears easily defeated the LaSalle Tigers in District 3-1A action Friday night.

Yet, just about all Block head coach Benny Vault Jr. wanted to comment on after the game was penalties and officiating.

“We had a lot of doggone penalties again this week. It’s the new rules about shots to the head. Too many personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct (penalties). Referees, they’re so cautious now,” Vault said.

Ty’quentin Bell also scored two touchdowns for the 9th-ranked team in Class 1A. Block (7-2, 3-1) jumped out to a 26-6 lead over LaSalle (3-6, 2-2) and never looked back. Trevor Vault completed 2 of 7 passes for 84 yards with one touchdown, a 60-yarder to Tre’veon Vault, and two interceptions.

“We played well tonight. We gave up some big plays in the passing game,” coach Vault said.