Wilkinson County shuts out Port Gibson

Published 1:05 am Saturday, October 24, 2015

PORT GIBSON — Wilkinson County head coach Kenneth Brown described the Wildcats’ 40-0 victory over the Port Gibson Blue Waves in MHSAA Division 7-3A action as “a tale of two halves.”

Actually, it could just as well as been a tale of two quarters. After being shut out by Port Gibson in the first quarter, Wilkinson County scored 20 points in the second quarter to take control of the game.

“We didn’t play nearly as well as we could have in the first half,” Brown said. “We came out sluggish. Not to take anything away from Port Gibson. They’re a scrappy bunch.”

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Desmond Hunter had his usual big game as he went 19-for-31 passing for 274 yards with three touchdowns and just one interception. But the running game was almost non-existent for the Wildcats. Phillip Thompson had just 36 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.

Juan Anthony had seven catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns to go with eight tackles on defense while Jaquarious Stewart had six receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats finished with 12 first downs and 338 yards of total offense.

Juntavious Cage led the Wildcats’ defense with nine tackles and one sack. LaKendrick Washington spent quite a bit of time in the Port Gibson backfield himself. He had eight tackles to go with three sacks.

“Defensively, we played better. Just got to put two halves together,” Brown said.

Just got to keep plugging.”

Wilkinson County (5-5, 2-2) plays host to Wesson at 7 p.m. Friday with a playoff berth o the line.