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Prep Football Round Up: ACCS uses big 2nd half to beat Copiah Academy

GALLMAN — The Adams County Christian School Rebels bounced back from its first loss of the season in resounding fashion as they defeated the Copiah Academy Colonels 35-10 Friday night in MAIS District 3-5A action.

The first half was a competitive one between the two teams. And it did not take long for Copiah Academy to strike first when Nathan Steele returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. Ty Hollingsworth’s extra point gave the Colonels a 7-0 lead just 13 seconds into the game.

ACCS got on the scoreboard with 1:12 to go in the first quarter on D.J. Stampley’s six-yard touchdown run, but the try for two points on a pass failed and the Rebels trailed 7-6.

Stampley gave the Rebels the lead for good on an 11-yard touchdown run 4:15 left in the second quarter and his two-point conversion run made it a 14-7 game. Then with 1.1 seconds left until halftime, Eli Hamlin made a 51-yard field goal for the Colonels to go into halftime down just 14-10.

But that would as close as Copiah Academy (2-3, 1-1) would get. Stampley scored on a 15-yard run late in the third quarter and threw a 31-yard TD pass to VJ Knight early in the fourth quarter. Rhett McDonald scored on a four-yard run with 5:12 remaining.

Stampley had 13 carries for 107 yards and three touchdowns while Claven Dunbar had 10 carries for 52 yards on offense and an interception on defense. McDonald had eight carries for 35 yards on offense and four tackles on defense.

Blake LePrairie had three tackles and four sacks, one of them a strip sack of quarterback John David Weed to stop a possible scoring drive by the Colonels. Ninth-grader Charles Moore had his first career interception in a varsity game while Tripp Cotton and Cory Sewell each had a fumble recovery.

ACCS (4-1, 1-0) hosts district opponent Silliman Institute Friday at 7 p.m.

Ferriday 58, Sicily Island 0

SICILY ISLAND — The Ferriday High School Trojans, ranked No. 6 in the latest LSWA Class 2A poll, scored 36 points in the first half and cruised to a 58-0 win over Sicily Island High School Trojans Friday night.

“We ran the ball well. We didn’t protect well in the passing game. That’s something we’ll have to work on,” Ferriday head coach Stanley Smith said. “Defensively, they played good as a unit. They got their first shutout tonight. We had two or three takeaways.”

Smith said that quarterback Kobe Dillon ran the ball well, but could have had a better passing performance had it not been for a few drops. He also said that Kobe Johnson ran the ball well and had a big touchdown.

The Trojans scored 16 points in the first quarter and 20 points in the second quarter for a commanding 36-0 halftime lead. Sicily Island, on the other hand, could not move the ball at all on their defense.

Ferriday (2-1) hosts Rayville High School in its LHSAA District 2-2A opener Friday at 7 p.m.

Mendenhall 26,

Jefferson County 22

FAYETTE — Ke’shun Collier had two touchdown runs, including the go-ahead score from five yards out with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter, as the Mendenhall High School Tigers defeated the Jefferson County High School Tigers 26-22 Friday night.

Jefferson County had one last chance to win the game with 16 seconds left, but Marques Smith’s pass to Adrion Clark was batted out of Clark’s hands before he secure the catch. That defensive play preserved Mendenhall’s first win of the season after an 0-4 start.

Jaheime Herrington had 20 carries for 162 yards and one touchdown while Smith and Clark each had a touchdown run for Jefferson County. D.K. Jenkins had two touchdown runs to give the visiting Tigers an early 13-0 lead before the host Tigers got back in the game later in the quarter to go into halftime down just 20-16.

Jefferson County (2-3) travels to Jackson to play Lanier High School Friday at 7 p.m.

Prairie View Academy 52, WCCA 34

BASTROP, La. — Jacob Farrah had five touchdown runs for Prairie View Academy as the Spartans pulled away for a 52-34 win over the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams Friday night in a battle of undefeated MAIS 8-Man Football teams.

WCCA jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a touchdown pass and a touchdown run by Brayson Boeta. But Prairie View responded when Farrah scored on a 33-yard run and a four-yard run to make it a 14-14 game at halftime.

The Spartans appeared on their way to taking control of the game in the first 3:51 of the third quarter after scoring 20 points while holding the Rams to just eight points for a 34-22 lead. However, WCCA rallied thanks to TD runs by Roderick Bailey and R.J. Fisher to make it a one-score game at 40-34 at the end of the quarter. But Prairie View outscored the Rams 12-0 in the fourth quarter.

WCCA (4-1) hosts Franklin Academy Friday at 7 p.m.

Amite County 30,

Franklin County 8

LIBERTY — ShoSun Boss had a pair of touchdown runs for Amite County High School in the second half as the Trojans defeated the Franklin County High School Bulldogs 30-8 Friday night.

The game was scoreless at halftime, but Amite County’s Kobe Johnson returned the opening kickoff of the second half 80 yards for a touchdown to give the Trojans an 8-0 lead. Franklin County answered with a one-yard TD run by Ja’marlin Green and a two-point conversion pass from Trent Tindle to Louis Davis.

Franklin County ran the ball well, but the passing game struggled. Green had 18 carries for 99 yards and Makyilan Covington had eight carries for 50 yards as the Bulldogs had 231 total rushing yards. But Tindle was 6-for-15 passing for 42 yards with five interceptions.

Franklin County (0-5) hosts Raymond High School Friday at 7 p.m.

Jonesboro-Hodge 52, Delta Charter 26

JONESBORO, La. — The Jonesboro-Hodge High School Tigers pulled away in the second half for a 52-26 win over the Delta Charter School Storm Friday night.

Jonesboro-Hodge led just 22-14 over Delta Charter at halftime, but the Tigers scored 30 points in the second half while the Storm scored just 12 points, all in the fourth quarter.

Delta Charter (0-3) plays at LSWA Class 1A No. 1 Oak Grove High School Friday at 7 p.m. in its LHSAA District 2-1A opener.

Centreville Academy 38, Amite School Center 23

LIBERTY — The Centreville Academy Tigers scored 32 points in the first quarter en route to a 38-23 win over the Amite School Center Rebels Friday night in the MAIS District 3-3A opener for both teams.

Centreville snapped a three-game losing streak by taking control of this rivalry game in the first quarter, scoring four touchdowns and four two-point conversions. Amite School Center (1-4, 0-1) scored two touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter to make the final score more respectable.

Centreville (2-3, 1-0) travels to Vicksburg to play Porter’s Chapel Academy Friday at 7 p.m.

McComb 46, Wilkinson County 0

WOODVILLE — The McComb High School Tigers a combined 32 points in the second and third quarters to defeat the Wilkinson County High School Wildcats 46-0 Friday night.

McComb (4-1) led just 8-0 at the end of the first quarter, but the Tigers took command with three touchdowns in the second quarter and two more in the third quarter for a 40-0 lead.

Wilkinson County (1-4) travels to Magnolia to take on South Pike High School Friday at 7 p.m.

Grant 27, Block 14

JONESVILLE — The Grant High School Cougars defeated the Block High School Bears 27-14 Friday night for their first win of the season.

Block (1-2) plays at Bunkie High School Friday at 7 p.m.


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