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Lamar Raiders win shootout, 55-32

By By Austin Bishop
and Jeff Byrd/staff writers
October 5, 2002
The visiting Lamar School Raiders jumped out to a 26-point halftime lead and then held on to survive a second-half shootout to take a 55-32 win over the Central Private Rebels in MPSA AAA South action on Friday night.
The win pushes Lamar to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in league play.
Lamar junior quarterback Drew Moffett rushed for 156 yards and scored two touchdowns on 17 carries, while passing for 99 yards and two more touchdowns.
Lane Rush picked up 129 yards on 17 carries, while Dylan Anderson carried the ball seven times for 69 yards.
The Raiders jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and then led 34-6 at the half, before the homestanding Rebels began their comeback.
Lamar's first-quarter scores came on a 45-yard pass from Moffett to Monroe Mayfield, a 21-yard pass from Moffett to Daniel Harrison and a 62-yard run by Moffett. Tommy Edgerton kicked seven extra points on the night for the Raiders.
In the second quarter Central Private scored on a 3-yard run by Dustin Ash to cut it to 21-6, before the Raiders scored on 3-yard runs by Mayfield and Moffett.
Chris Willard scored on an 80-yard run and Ash scored on a 24-yard jaunt to cut it to 34-18 in the third quarter before Lamar countered with a 5-yard run by Mayfield.
Willard then scored on a 56-yard run for Central Private, while Lane Rush countered with an 8-yard scoring run for Lamar. After Willard scored from 36 yards out, Rush wrapped up the scoring with a 50-yard run.
Lamar plays host to Heritage Academy next week.
Newton County 41
Choctaw Central 0
Darryl Mapp rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead unbeaten Newton County to a 41-0 win over Choctaw Central Friday night in Choctaw.
The Cougars improve to 5-0 on the season and are now 3-0 inside Region 5-3A. Choctaw Central falls to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the region.
Mapp broke loose on an 83-yard touchdown run for the game's first score with 6:48 left in the first quarter. Mylan Anderson made the PAT kick for a 7-0 lead
Mapp scored the first of three second quarter touchdowns for the Cougars on a 9-yard run with 7:10 left in the half. Delvion Merrill then scored on a 23-yard pass from Colby Amis. Anderson had both kicks to make the score 21-0.
The third touchdown came on a 18-yard reception by Merrill from Amis. The kick failed leaving the score at 27-0.
Mapp capped his night with a 74-yard TD run. Anderson had the kick for a 34-0 lead.
The final Cougar touchdown came on a 55-yard run by William Windham. Anderson added his fifth kick for the 41-0 final.
Union 34
Pelahatchie 8
Quincy Patrick tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Union Yellow Jackets past defending 1A champion Pelahatchie 34-8 Friday night.
Union improves to 3-3 on the season and is now 3-1 in Region 3-1A. Pelahatchie falls to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in region play.
Patrick opened the scoring with a 38-yard TD toss to Derrick Harris. The same pair connected on the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead
Patrick then scored on a 56-yard TD run. He then hit Cordarius Thompson on a two-point conversion pass for a 16-0 lead in the first quarter.
Anthony Johnson scored the Yellow Jackets' third touchdown on a 57-yard run. The conversion failed leaving the score at 22-0.
Union scored twice more in the third quarter. Johnson ran in from 40 yards out. Patrick then hit Jordan Robinson on a 24-yard pass.
Pelahatchie got its lone score in the fourth.
Marengo Academy 42
South Choctaw 14
South Choctaw Academy ran into a tough squad from Marengo Academy on Friday night in Toxey, Ala.
Marengo, the defending AISA-AA champions, spanked the Rebels 42-14. The loss drops SCA to 2-4 on the season.
Marengo jumped out to a 13-0 lead. Patrick Cannon scored the first touchdown on a 15-yard run.
Peter Maraceli threw a 15-yard pass to Kyle Robinson. The kick was blocked leaving the score at 13-0.
SCA came back with a two-yard run by Justin Bonner. Rob Dahlberg had the kick to make it 13-7. Marengo answered with a two-yard run by Cannon. The two-point conversion made it 21-7 at the half.
Dahlberg hit on a 12-yard TD pass to close the gap to 21-14 following his PAT kick in the third quarter.
Marengo, though, scored three times in the fourth quarter. Josh Thornton caught a 27-yard pass from Maraceli. They then got TD runs of 23 and 39 yards to finish the game.