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Philadelphia blows past Choctaw Central

By Staff
From special reports
Sept. 21, 2001
PHILADELPHIA The visiting Tornadoes of Philadelphia High School scored the first 41 points of the game, then played reserves for the rest of the contest on the way to a 53-30 win over host Choctaw Central High School here Thursday night.
The win pushed Philadelphia to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in Region 5-3A play, while Choctaw Central fell to 2-2 and 0-1.
The Tornadoes used the big plays to jump to the early lead.
Philly scored on the second play from scrimmage when Kenshay Hunter broke loose for a 58-yard touchdown run with 11:11 to go in the first quarter. The extra point attempt was blocked, leaving the winners with a 6-0 margin.
Choctaw Central turned the ball over on a fumble on its second play on offense, setting up a short touchdown drive for PHS.
The Tornadoes moved the ball 37 yards on eight plays with Cedric Love scoring on a 12-yard run with 6:47 left in the first to make it 12-0.
Quarterback Tyler Threadgill made it 18-0 with 32 seconds left on a 44-yard run down the left sideline off the option play. The pass for two failed.
Choctaw Central's next possession resulted in a safety when the ball was snapped over the punter's head and into the end zone to make it 20-0.
PHS then took over at the CCHS 45 following the free kick and scored four plays later on a 27-yard run by Hunter, who finished the night with 90 yards rushing on just four carries. Threadgill's kick made it 27-0 with 8:40 left in the half.
The next PHS touchdown was a wild one. Fullback Daniel Puckett broke lose for along run, but fumbled the ball after a 24-yard gain. Wide receiver Orie Hudson picked it up and raced the remaining 20 yards for the touchdown. Threadgill's kick put the winners up 34-0.
Philadelphia made it 41-0 when Landon Dupree picked off a pass and returned it 45 yards for a score and Threadgill booted the point after.
Choctaw Central scored as time expired in the first half on a 5-yard run by Robert Billy to culminate an 11-play, 84-yard drive. Shaun Jimmie ran in the two-point conversion to cut Philly's halftime lead to 41-8.
The Warriors opened the second half with an eight-play drive that saw Billy score on a two-yard run to make it 41-14 with 7:25 left in the third. PHS made it 47-14 on a 33-yard run by Desmond Murray.
CCHS came back to score on a 14-yard run and a two-point conversion by Jimmie to cut it to 47-22, only to have Philadelphia score on a 82-yard run by quarterback Jerwarrick Hartzog.
The last touchdown of the night came on a 27-yard pass by CCHS from Jimmie to Daneon Henry. Jimmie ran in the two-point conversion.
Philly visits league foe Carthage next week, while Choctaw Central hosts Scott Central.

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