By NEMS Daily Journal
Belmont fullback Alexander Fancher rushed for 227 yards and scored five touchdowns Friday night to lead the Cardinals to a 39-20 road victory over the Baldwyn Bearcats.
Fancher scored on runs of 1, 2, 18, 21 and 31 yards.
Chandler Higginbottom returned an interception 33 yards for a TD for the Cardinals (2-1).
“It was a big win for us,” Belmont coach Kerry Moody said. “We had some kids step up. I’m proud of their effort.”
Corbin Scott had a 21-yard pass to Nickey Long, a 33-yard strike to Will Moore and a 27-yard pass for Devonta Gates for three Baldwyn (1-3) scores.
Also on Friday night
Corinth 43, Bolivar, Tenn. 12: Corinth running backs Robert White and Kendrick Williams combined for 49 carries and 511 yards rushing.
White had 27 carries for 277 yards and 2 TDs while Williams added 22 carries for 234 yards and 3 TDs. It was the first time in school history for the Warriors to have two 200-yard backs in a game. Corinth’s 524 rushing yards was 21 shy of the record set in 1996.
Noxubee County 45, Aberdeen 0: Noxubee County handed the Bulldogs their second shutout loss of the season. Aberdeen (2-2) lost 21-0 to Columbus in its season opener.
Darrell Robinson scored three TD, including one on a 21-yard run, to lead Noxubee County.
“(Noxubee County) is a great ballclub,” Aberdeen first-year coach Mark Bray said. “They lined up, ran the ball … and we couldn’t stop them.”
Lafayette 69, Duval, Fla. 0: One week after seeing their 34-game win streak ended by rival Oxford, the Commodores made their Florida visitor pay.
Lafayette (3-1) RB D.K Buford scored on runs of 39 and 52 yards, and caught a 36-yard TD pass from Brandon Mack. Elliott Markuson scored on a 28-yard run and recovered a fumble in the end zone for Lafayette’s points.
Houston 17, Ackerman 13: Sharone Wright rushed for 142 yards and scored on runs of 13 and 50 yards to lead Houston (4-0) over Ackerman (3-1) in the battle of the unbeatens.
Emmitt Dendy kicked a 38-yard field goal for the Hilltoppers.
Oxford 34, Senatobia 14: The Chargers (4-0) remained unbeaten on the strength of two TD passes by QB Parker Adamson – 22 yards to Joey Walden and 21 yards to Tyrell McGee.
Cody Mills also kicked two field goals of 20 and 24 yards for Oxford.
Lee Academy 16, Marshall 7: The undefeated Patriots (3-1) suffered their first loss on a trip to Clarksdale.
Marshall QB Dakota Dailey scored on an 11-yard run in the first quarter to give the Pats a 7-0 lead. He was 10 of 17 for 129 yards passing and rushed for 79 yards. WR Aaron McAlexander caught five passes for 55 yards.
Tishomingo County 15, Kossuth 12: Hunter Pounders caught a 47-yard pass from QB Blake Hawkins in the fourth quarter to lift the Braves (3-1), who won only two games last season. Hawkins added a 2-yard run in the third quarter.
Water Valley 17, Bruce 16: Alex Robles kicked a 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give the state’s No. 3-ranked Blue Devils the win over Bruce in a battle of unbeaten teams.
E.J. Bounds caught a 38-yard TD pass from T.T. Person and Brandon Bounds had a 2-yard run for Water Valley (4-0).
Bruce (3-1) scored two Davis Brown TD passes – 11 yards to Tae Armstrong and 55 yards to Rashad Turner.
Potts Camp 18, Strayhorn 7: Jamarcus Foster rushed for 104 yards and scored 3 TDs on runs of 2, 16 and 64 yards to lead the Cardinals (2-1) past previously unbeaten Strayhorn.
Foster also recorded 15 tackles, including six for losses.
Okolona 61, Nettleton 14: Jacolbi Heard scored on runs of 11 and 62 yards while Dequin Babbitt added TDs on 2 and 7 yards to lead the Chieftains (2-2).
Thrasher 35, Benton County 6: Logan Dodds scored on runs of 7 and 23 yards to lead the Rebels (2-0).
Biggersville 52, Houlka 50: Houlka RB James Buggs rushed for 264 yards, 5 TD in Wildcats’ Thursday night loss.
Calhoun Academy 45, Kemper 6: The Cougars (4-0) remained unbeaten in MAIS 8-Man league play.