MAIS roundups: WCCA, Centreville both win big

Published 12:38 am Saturday, October 12, 2013

TALLULAH, La. — Jalen Washington threw two touchdown passes and ran for another and Dra’ Tolliver had a touchdown on offense and special teams in leading the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams to a 39-0 win over the Tallulah Academy Trojans in an MAIS District 4-A game Friday night to clinch a playoff berth.

Washington had a 33-yard touchdown pass to Tolliver less than a minute into the ball game and connected with Colton Nettles on a 33-yard touchdown pass nearly midway through the second quarter. Washington added a 60-yard touchdown run with 3:32 to go until halftime.

In addition to his touchdown catch, Tolliver returned a punt 39 yards for a touchdown with 7:08 to go in the first quarter. That was the second of two punt returns for touchdowns by WCCA. Rodney Boyd scored on a 31-yard punt return at the 9:03 mark of the opening quarter.

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Jamal Vessell finished off the Rams’ 25-point first quarter with a 46-yard touchdown run at the 2:20 mark of the quarter.

Washington completed 5 of 11 passes with one interception for 127 yards to go with 96 yards rushing on 5 carries. Vessell had 8 carries for 110 yards on offense to go with 10 tackles and 2 sacks on defense. Tolliver had 3 catches for 80 yards and had an interception on defense.

Tyler Radley had 7 tackles, 1 sack and 2 fumble recoveries as the Rams’ defense held Tallulah Academy to just 75 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers.

WCCA (3-5, 2-1) finishes its regular season on the road at CENLA Christian Academy next Friday at 7 p.m.

Centreville 42, Central Private 24

CENTREVILLE — Casey Haygood threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Colby Shaw, and Mark Curry had two touchdown runs as the top-ranked Centreville Academy Tigers defeated the Central Private School Rebels Friday night to win the MAIS District 6-AA championship.

Haygood had his best passing night of the season, completing 10 of 15 passes for 184 yards with one interception. Shaw had touchdown receptions of 2, 4, and 22 yards and finished with 91 yards on 6 catches. Haygood also had an 18-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Hollingsworth.

Curry had an 11-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter and a 64-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that gave the Tigers a commanding 35-0 lead.

With Centreville’s 2nd- and 3rd-string players in the game for the fourth quarter, Central Private scored two touchdowns to make the final score a little more respectable.

Centreville Academy (7-1, 4-0) hosts Amite School Center for homecoming at 7 p.m. next Friday.