WCHS advances, FCHS and JCHS fall

Published 1:29 am Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ja’Quorias Stewart threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns as the Wilkinson County High School Wildcats held off the West Marion High School Trojans 50-42 Friday night in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A South State Playoffs.

“We found a way to win. We made some key plays on defense. Travion Jones picked off a pass and ran it back for a touchdown,” Wilkinson County head coach Kenneth Brown said.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 36-6 lead before the Trojans scored 28 straight points that started early in the third quarter and went into the fourth quarter before the Wildcats scored 14 consecutive points of their own.

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“We made some mistakes. They ran the screen on us,” Brown said. “We’ve been having third-quarter blues.”

Terrell Coleman and Terry Mealey combined for 307 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Wilkinson County (8-4) will most likely play at Kemper County in the second round next Friday at 7 p.m.

Seminary 49, Franklin County 21

SEMINARY — De’Martre Collins both ran and passed for over 100 yards with two total touchdowns, but the Seminary High School Bulldogs had too stout of a ground game for the Franklin County High School Bulldogs to handle in a 49-21 win Friday night in an MHSAA Class 3A South State first-round playoff game.

“We played hard, but we made mistakes that killed us,” Franklin County head coach Trey Woodard said.

Wendell Crosby had 14 carries for 206 yards and one touchdown while Felix McCullem had four rushing touchdowns for Seminary (9-3), which was up just 27-21 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.

Region 7-3A No. 3 seed Franklin County finished 5-7 overall.

Tylertown 46, Jefferson County 6

TYLERTOWN — The Tylertown High School Chiefs took care of the Jefferson County High School Tigers 46-6 Friday night in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A South State Playoffs.

Rah’Kendrick Reynolds was just 3-for-7 passing for 60 yards with two interceptions. He was Jefferson County’s leading rusher with 83 yards on 13 carries. Ke’shawn Brinkley had the Tigers’ only touchdown on a fumble return.

Jefferson County, the No. 4 seed from Region 7-3A, finished 3-8 overall.