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Friday Football Roundup
by by Joel Counce/ for the Daily Corinthian
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Following is a list of game summaries from contests played Friday night around the area.

Biggersville 14 TCPS 7

The Biggersville Lions got two touchdowns from Quonn Mayes to upend the Tupelo Christian Preparatory School Eagles 14-7.

Mayes threw for one touchdown - a 58-yard strike to running back Qua Davis - and ran for another from one yard out.

“Both teams played very hard from beginning to end,” Biggersville head coach Stan Platt said. “It was a real good football game.”

Mayes finished with 7-for-11 with 88 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions to go with 57 yards on 19 carries. Davis had 60 yards on 12 carries. Davis also had an interception on defense. Golden Butler also had an interception and a fumble recovery.

“I just think our team grew up a lot tonight,” Platt said. “They’ve just gotten better and better. All the hard work the players and coaches are putting in is starting to pay off. The players have been listening to them and learning, they’re taking it all in.”

Of the 22 players on the Biggersville roster, 13 are freshmen.

“That’s a good percentage of freshmen,” Platt said. “We have two seniors and one junior trying to graduate early. They’re doing a great job.”

The Lions are 3-0 on the young season.

“We’re tickled,” Platt said.

Biggersville puts their undefeated season on the line again next Friday when they host Rossville Christian Academy for homecoming. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Corinth 35, Center Hill 21

Corinth led 22-14 at halftime.

Corinth finished with 319 rushing yards. Quarterback Jon D. Warren finished 5-for-9 passing with 25 yards. He also had a rushing touchdown and threw two interceptions.

With the win, Corinth improves to 1-2 and will host Itawamba AHS for homecoming in a 7 p.m. kickoff next Friday.

Walnut 56, Middleton 13

The Walnut Wildcats raced to a 20-0 first quarter lead and cruised to a 56-13 victory over the Middleton Tigers. Kevin Hurley had two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown to lead Walnut. Wesley Cox, Kylan Story, T.J. Luellen all had rushing touchdowns. Cox and Drew Pitney returned kickoffs for scores as well. Kris Perry had a touchdown reception.

With the win, Walnut improves to 4-0 and will travel to New Site for a game at 7 p.m. Friday.

Smithville 43, Thrasher 14

The Thrasher Rebels finished the first half tied at 14 with the Smithville Seminoles.

“They took control in the third quarter,” Thrasher head coach Perry Murphy said. “They started playing power football.”

The Seminoles scored 21 in the third quarter en route to a 43-14 victory.

The Rebels forced three turnovers in the first half, but could not turn them into points.

“That was big,” Murphy said. “Then we threw an interception. We were down 13 and that put us down three scores. I thought that was really big.”

With the loss, Thrasher falls to 1-2 on the season and will face Tupelo Christian Prep next Friday on the road in a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Saltillo 40, Booneville 14

The Saltillo Tigers took control in the second quarter to cruise to a 40-14 victory over the Booneville Blue Devils.

The Tigers scored 8 in the first quarter, 19 in the second and 13 in the third.

Booneville had two scores, a 74-yard run by Dallas Gamble in the third and a 2-yard run by Amoni Grizzard in the fourth. Gamble finished with 55 yards on 20 carries. Austin Williams finished with 57 yards on 15 carries.

With the loss, Booneville drops to 2-2 and will host Tishomingo County in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday.

Chester County 24, McNairy Central 21

The Chester County Eagles on Friday scored 10 points in the final 38 seconds of the first half to push to a 24-21 victory over McNairy Central Bobcats.

Kylin Wynn scored on a 34-yard run to put McNairy Central up early. Will Kennedy scored on a one-yard run in the second. Bobcat quarterback Lucas Hively found Mason Harrison for a touchdown in the third.

With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 2-2 on the season and will host Bolivar at 7 p.m. Friday.

Hatley 21, Alcorn Central 7

No information was phoned in. The Bears fall to 2-2 and travel to East Union for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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