Clarkdale Bulldogs blast Edinburg, 41-12
By By Austin Bishop/EMG regional sports director
August 31, 2002
The visiting Clarkdale Bulldogs rolled up 373 yards in total offense on the way to a convincing 41-12 win over Edinburg High School on Friday night.
The Bulldogs play host to West Lincoln on Friday night.
Clarkdale scored the first 41 points of the game and led 37-0 at the half.
Kevin Matthews and Justin Culpepper each scored on four-yard runs to take a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. After Matthews' touchdown run, Dave Prewitt kicked the first of five extra points. The only one that failed came after a high snap.
Second quarter touchdowns came on a 63-yard run by Matthews and a 19-yard run by Quinn Moffite to go up 27-0 at the half. Jake Gray scored on a 14-yard run in the third quarter and Quitnon Walker added the last CHS touchdown on a 46-yard fumble return.
Edinburg then picked up two late touchdowns.
Matthews rushed for 115 yards on 12 carries to lead Clarkdale.
West Lauderdale 7
West Lauderdale couldn't hold a 7-3 halftime lead as homestanding Florence rallied for a 17-7 decision in the season opener on Friday night.
Carlessio Blanks broke loose on a 70-yard TD run and the PAT kick put the Knights up 7-0.
Florence answered with a 33-yard field goal by Chance Johnson in the second quarter to make it 7-3, Knights.
In the third quarter, Jimmy Ross returned an interception of a Knight pass 22-yards for the go-ahead score. Johnson's kick made it 10-7.
The game's final score came in the fourth quarter when Keith Clark dove in from a yard out. Johnson added the PAT.
Neshoba Central 14
After falling behind 7-0, Quitman scored 19 straight points on the way to the 11-point non-division win over homestanding Neshoba Central.
Neshoba took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter thanks to a 5-yard run by Kevin Marshall and the extra point kick by Kyle Vowell.
Quitman then tied the game at the half at 7-7 on a 17-yard pass from Johnathan Russell to Rodrick Laphand and the kick by Russell.
Russell booted a 43-yard field goal in the third quarter then hit Laphand with a 60-yard scoring toss to put the Panthers up 16-7. A 39-yard field goal by Russell made it 19-7, before Neshoba cut into the lead in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run by Andrew Robinson and the kick by Vowell.
Quitman sealed the victory when Travis Chambliss picked up a fumble and ran 35 yards for the score.
Quitman plays host to Collins next week, while Neshoba Central pays a visit to Forest.
Wayne Academy 34
Presbyterian Christian 0
Garet James threw a trio of touchdown passes to lead homestanding Wayne Academy to a convincing 34-0 win over Presybeterian Christian.
Next up for the Jaguars is a key district contest against Sylva-Bay Academy.
Wayne jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead against the visitors from Hattiesburg behind a 17-yard scoring pass from James to Jared Crane and 23 and 35 yard scoring tosses from James to Shawn Dearmon. B.J. Pitts was good on all three extra point kicks.
The Jaguars went up 28-0 when Patton Stanley returned the second-half kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown. The last score came on a 27-yard run by Brent Sturdivant.
Sturdivant led the Jags with 76 rushing yards on 17 carries, while James hit on 3-of-4 passes for 75 yards.
The Patriots of Winston Academy fell to 0-2 on the season and face traditional Class A power Tri-County on the road next week.
Simpson led 7-0 at the half and built a 14-0 lead before Winston cut that lead in half in the fourth quarter.
Dan Nappier, who rushed for 107 yards on 25 carries, put visiting Simpson up 7-0 in that second quarter on a 1-yard run. Boyce Barnes then scored on a 5-yard run to make it 14-0.
Lenny Boatner scored on a 5-yard run for WA in teh fourth and Paul McMillin's kick made it 14-7. Simpson rounded out the scoring on a 1-yard run by Barnes.
Boatner rushed for 105 yards on 24 carriers for WA, while Nick Vernon had 14 carries for 53 yards.
After a scoreless first half, Starkville used three touchdown passes to take the 28-6 win over homestanding Louisville.
Starkville score first in the game on a 22-yard run by Roger Armstead. Zack Bost then hit on the first of his four extra points to make it 7-0.
Louisville cut it to 7-6 on a 33-yard run by Derell Ashford, only to have the Yellow Jackets to come back an score on a 25-yard pass from Barry Doss to Rodney Hampton.
Starkville's fourth-quarter scores came on a 31-yard pass from Doss to Nate Hughes and a 36-yard toss from Bill Snead to Ben Rush.
Ashford rushed for 134 yards on 13 carries for LHS. The Wildcats visit Tupelo next week.
Choctaw Central 6
The Warriors of Choctaw Central played defending 2A champion Ackerman tough, but had a hard time getting their offense going in a 24-6 loss.
Choctaw Central's touchdown came on an 8-yard pass from Shaun Jimmie to Rodgrick Anderson.
Mobile Christian 14
South Choctaw 7
Mobile Christian scored the first two touchdowns and then held on for a 14-7 win over a tough bunch of Rebels from South Choctaw Academy.
Sean Parker scored on a 1-yard run and Josh Baker added a 7-yard touchdown to put the winners up 14-0 before SCA countered with an 18-yard run by Landis Herndon. Rob Dahlberg booted the point after to make it 14-7.
Herndon rush for 82 yards on 11 carries, while Angelo Downing had 11 tackles.