Centreville stunned on the road by Parklane

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015

MCCOMB — Parklane Academy senior running back Cole Smith scored four touchdowns over a stretch of two quarters as the Pioneers defeated the Centreville Academy Tigers 34-18 Friday night.

Smith scored on runs of 1, 2, 2 and 4 yards to lead Parklane back from a 12-6 deficit early in the second quarter. His first two touchdowns were in the second quarter and his other two scores occurred in the third quarter.

Costly interceptions by Centreville quarterback Britt Netterville and the inability to stop Parklane’s running game were two key contributing factors in the outcome of the game. So was depth – the Pioneers dressed out about 50 players while the Tigers had about half of that.

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While the Tigers’ running game was held to just 63 total yards, Netterville threw the ball effectively. He completed 15 of 22 passes for 237 yards, including touchdown passes of 18 and 21 yards to Tyler Caston. But those four picks by Parklane’s defense were too much to overcome.

Caston had 10 of those 15 catches for 188 yards and was the team’s leading rusher with 19 yards on seven carries. Austen Addington scored on a one-yard run nearly midway through the first quarter, and on defense, had a team-tying 10 tackles. Matthew Parnell also had 10 tackles and Netterville had seven tackes.

The only thing that Parklane did wrong was put the ball on the ground four times. All four of them were recovered by Tigers’ defense. As a team, the Pioneers had 304 rushing yards, they never had to punt the ball and were penalized just once.

Centerville Academy (1-1) will look to get back on the winning track when they play at Brookhaven Academy next Friday at 7 p.m.