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Central runs to 4th straight over Biggersville
by Matt Doyle
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GLEN -- A pair of juniors gave Alcorn Central's seniors rare bragging rights Friday night. Junior running backs Saylor Gray and Ethan Carmichael ran for a combined 164 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Golden Bears to a 42-8 victory over the Biggersville Lions. Gray tallied 102 yards and two scores while Carmichael rushed for 62 and a pair of touchdowns. Alcorn Central captured its fourth straight victory over Biggersville on Friday for just the third time in the history of the series. "Saylor Gray and Ethan Carmichael both had great nights," said Alcorn Central head coach Jeff Boren. "Trey White and Taylor Johnson worked hard on the offensive line and fullback Heath Johnson blew everything up all night as the lead blocker." Alcorn Central jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to Skylar Sanders and Jack Awwad. Sanders returned a Lion fumble 45 yards for the open score of the game and Awwad ran in a 7-yard quarterback keeper to give the Bears a 12-0 advantage. Leon Cammann connected on his first extra point of the night to make it 13-0. Carmichael and Gray took over the middle periods of the contest tallying all four of their scores and giving the Bears a 42-0 lead by the end the third. Gray carried the load for the Bears to begin the second quarter when the junior running back totaled 75 yards on 10 straight running plays culminating in a 6-yard touchdown on third and goal. Biggersville handed the Bears a three score advantage when the Lions were called for a safety on their first drive of the second half. Carmichael accounted for the next two scores tallying from 18 yards out, shortly after the safety. The junior made short work of a fumble on a Biggersville fake punt following a 50-yard gain by Bradley Davis who rushed for 192 yards on the night. Carmichael returned the loose pigskin 74 yards to the Lion 1 and punched in for the touchdown, one play later. Gray put the Bears up 42-0 with three consecutive 7-yard runs culminating in a touchdown near the end of the quarter as Cammann connected on another extra point. Biggersville broke the shutout as Tyran Davis connected to Bradley Davis on a 34-yard pass and B. Davis punched in the two-point conversion for the Lions. Boren and the Bears continued the ground attack as freshman running back Corey Wood moved Alcorn Central all the way to the 9-yard line with four carries for 28 yards before time expired. "Corey Wood is only a freshman and moved the ball very well at the end of the game," Boren said. "He's going to be a {good} football player." Alcorn Central 42, Biggersville 8 Biggersville 0 0 0 8 -- 8 Central 13 6 23 0 -- 42 1st Quarter AC -- Skylar Sanders 45 fumble return (kick failed) AC -- Jake Awwad 37 run (Leon Cammann kick) 2nd Quarter AC -- Saylor Gray 6 run (kick blocked) 3rd Quarter AC -- Safety AC -- Ethan Carmichael 18 run (Cammann kick) AC -- Carmichael 1 run (Cammann) AC -- Gray 7 run (Cammann kick) 4th Quarter BHS -- Bradley Davis 34 pass from Tyran Davis 34 (Bradley Davis run)
Warriors ride running game, TOs to shutout
by H. Lee Smith II
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If Corinth High School held a dedication ceremony before every home event, the recent trend would show an unblemished record. Odds are, though, the shutout streak would eventually be snapped. Corinth dedicated its new artificial surface on the 20th anniversary of Warrior Stadium II and rode 464 rushing yards and five take-aways in a 42-0 win over Kossuth on Friday in the season opener for both clubs. Thursday, Corinth opened its softball complex with a 14-0 win over Biggersville. Montavious Shields rushed for 183 yards and a pair of scores on 18 carries and Isaac Haney added 171 and a score on 17 hard runs as Corinth averaged just shy of nine yards per carry. Antares Gwyn added 88 yards on the ground and accounted for two scores, including a fourth-quarter scoring toss to Armad Wicks. Corinth broke the game open early, scoring 21 points in the opening quarter. All three came off Kossuth turnovers, the first via the direct route on Javen Morrison’s 34 yard interception return on the game’s opening possession. The Warriors finished with five take-aways, with Kerrigan Maness adding a pair of interceptions. CHS recovered a pair of fumbles courtesy Dee Brown and Deonte Keith. Shields carried the load in the first half with 148 -- including a 70-yard TD -- of Corinth’s 253 rushing yards in the opening half. Haney got 121 yards and his TD over the final 24 minutes. Kossuth put together its best drive of the night on its third possession of the opening quarter. The Aggies moved 62 yards to the Corinth 20, before Maness ended the threat with his first pick in the end zone. Two plays later, Shields jetted 70 yards for a 14-0 lead. Kossuth had six first downs and three turnovers on eight first-half drives. The Aggies totaled 98 yards, but netted only 36 on 25 plays outside of their best drive of the night. Corinth finished with 18 first downs and 492 total yards on 62 plays. Gwyn and Maness combined to go 4-of-10 for 28 yards through the air. Kossuth totaled 10 first downs and 168 yards on 60 snaps. The Aggies netted 115 yards on the ground on 43 carries. Corinth 42, Kossuth 0 Kossuth 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Corinth 21 7 7 7 -- 42 1st Quarter COR -- Javen Morrison 34 interception return (Jake Curtis kick), 10:26 COR -- Montavious Shields 70 run (Curtis kick), 2:02 COR -- Shields 9 run (Curtis kick), 0:29 2nd Quarter COR -- Antares Gwyn 38 run (Curtis kick), 4:29 3rd Quarter COR -- Isaac Haney 10 run (Curtis kick), 8:25 4th Quarter COR -- Armad Wicks 3 pass from Gwyn (Curtis kick), 7:42
Second half sends Troopers past Braves
by Blake D. Long
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IUKA -- Mooreville used a pair of second-half touchdowns to squeak past Tishomingo County 14-7 in the season opener for both programs. The Troopers took the lead with 3:37 remaining in the contest with a 66-yard touchdown pass from Tay Rucker to Peyton Boren. A Lucus Thacker fumble recovery have the Braves (0-1) one last chance with 1:47 left, but Tishomingo County could not cash in and fell in Preston Leathers' debut as head coach. The Braves took a 7-0 lead to halftime after sophomore quarterback Braeden Maxey found Caleb Smith for a 20-yard scoring connection. Mooreville (1-0) knotted the game in the third quarter on a 30-yard touchdown reception by Taylor Franks. Rucker completed 6 of 13 passes for 141 yards while Franks carried the ball eight times for 84 yards. Maxey was 8-of-15 behind center for 64 yards. The Troopers outgained Tishomingo County 232-101. The Braves seek their first win of the campaign next Friday at rival Alcorn Central. Mooreville 14, Tishomingo County 7 Mooreville 0 0 6 8 -- 14 Tish Co. 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Second Quarter TC -- Caleb Smith 20 pass from Braeden Maxey (Gatlin Mackie kick), 8:38. Third Quarter MHS -- Taylor Franks 30 pass from Tay Rucker (kick failed), 3:53. Fourth Quarter M -- Peyton Boren 66 pass from Rucker (Trooper good), 3:37. Records: Mooreville 1-0, Tishomingo County 0-1.
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sales representative Teresa Taylor shows new air conditioners to customers Jimmy and Joyce Holley.
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