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Lake rallies late to knock off Nanih Waiya, 37-23

By By Ryan Satcher/staff writer
September 28, 2002
Lake scored on a one-yard interception return and on an 11-yard interception return in the second half to take a big 37-23 win over Nanih Waiya.
Lake jumped out to an early lead on a seven-yard run by Damion Gray. The PAT by Brian Williams made the score 7-0.
Nanih Waiya answered with a one-yard touchdown run by Darin Hickman. The kick by Blake Jernigan tied the game at seven.
The Warriors of Nanih Waiya took the lead on a five-yard run by Hickman later in the half. The kick failed and Nanih Waiya led 13-7.
The Hornets came back to take the lead on a 73-yard run by LaDonavon Towner. The Williams' kick was good and Lake took a 14-13 lead. Williams scored on an 82-yard run later in the half to expand the lead. The PAT was not good and Lake led 20-13.
Williams finished out the first half scoring with a 30-yard field goal to give the Hornets a 23-13 lead at the half.
Nanih Waiya came back in the third quarter to tie the game. The Warriors came up with a big safety to cut the lead to eight. Nanih Waiya then scored on a 40-yard fumble return by Colby Clark. Trevor Stokes hit Brent Blackwell with the two-point to tie the game 23-23.
The Hornets then took over the game with the two interception returns. The first return came in the third quarter. Ivon Hickmon returned an interception one yard for a touchdown to give Lake the lead. The kick by Williams was good.
Lake then got an 11-yard interception return from Willie Hickmon for a touchdown. The Williams' kick was good and Lake took the 37-23 win.
Louisville 17
Neshoba Central 3
The Wildcats of Louisville scored a touchdown in the first quarter and then secured a 17-3 win over Neshoba Central with 10 points in the fourth quarter.
Brandon Dotson got the Wildcats on the board with a three-yard run in the first quarter. The PAT by Anthony Stanford was good and Louisville took a 7-0 lead.
Kyle Vowell kicked an 18-yard field goal for Neshoba Central to cut the lead to 7-3 at the half.
The scored remained 7-3 until the fourth quarter. Stanford kicked a 23-yard field goal to expand the lead to 10-3. Dotson later scored on a six-yard run by Dotson. The extra point by Stanford finished the scoring and gave Louisville a 17-3 win.
Neshoba Central drops to 0-5 on the season with the loss. The Rockets will travel to play West Point next week.
McLaurin 17
Clarkdale 0
McLaurin scored 17 points in the first half and went on to beat Clarkdale 17-0 on Friday night.
Visiting Clarkdale had trouble moving the football in the game against McLaurin.
Kevin Matthews led the Clarkdale offense with 62 yards on 10 carries. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 3-2 on the season. They will open district play when they host South Leake on homecoming next Friday night.
McLaurin moves to 4-1 on the season with the victory.
Southern Academy 18
South Choctaw Academy 0
Southern Academy scored 12 points in the third quarter and added six in the final quarter to take an 18-0 win over South Choctaw Academy.
Robert Glover scored on a 14-yard run to put Southern ahead 6-0 in the third quarter. Justin Burrage scored on a 17-yard run later in the quarter to make the score 12-0.
Luke Smelling scored on a 15-yard pass from Wesley Mullinax to finish out the scoring and give Southern the 18-0 victory.
The Rebels of South Choctaw drop to 2-3 on the year after the loss. They will host Marengo next Friday.
Wilcox Academy 13
Patrician 12
Wilcox rallied from a 12-0 deficit to take a one-point win over homestanding PA.
Patrician took a 12-0 lead on a 4-yard run by Allen Gibson and a 14-yard touchdown reception by Danny Roberts from Bo Meeks.
Wilcox then scored on a 37-yard pass reception by Phillip Merriman and a 9-yard run by Merriman.