By NEMS Daily Journal
At Fulton, Tyler Dossett scored on a 4-yard run, and Itawamba AHS kept Pontotoc off the board in overtime for a 35-28 Region 1-4A win in area high school football action Friday.
Pontotoc (5-4, 1-2) forced the overtime with 21 seconds left in the third quarter when Kolton Poe passed 47 yards to Shaquille Crayton and Jeb Millender added the extra point.
Crayton’s 24-yard run in the first quarter gave the Warriors the early lead, but IAHS (5-3, 1-2) scored the game’s next 21 points, and by the time Dossett dashed in from 11 yards out with 2 minutes, 12 seconds left in the second quarter, the Indians led 21-7.
Belmont 62, Alcorn Central 6: At Glen, Belmont (4-4, 1-2) led 20-0 after one and 39-0 at halftime. Jordan Powell scored on runs of 51 and 16 yards, and Alexander Fancher scored on runs of 8 and 10 yards and also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Colin Harris.
Harris also teamed with Byron Southward on a 63-yard touchdown pass play.
In all, six different Belmont players scored touchdowns.
Central (1-7, 0-3) avoided the shutout when Braxton Morris scored on a 75-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.
Falkner 28, TCPS 3: At Falkner, Kendrick Williams did most of the damage for the home team, scoring on a 15-yard run in the first quarter, a 41-yard run in the second and a 66-yard punt return also in the second. Falker (6-2) also scored on Hunter Hopkins’ 4-yard run.
TCPS (4-4) scored in the second quarter on Conner Chrisman’s 35-yard field goal.
Vardaman 55, Biggersville 0: At Vardaman, the Rams (5-2, 5-0) scored 30 points in the second quarter to lead 48-0 at halftime.
Jaqwaves Armstrong carried 14 times for 122 yards and scored on a 24-yard touchdown run.
Lavorris Hatchett carried eight times for 119 yards and scored on runs of 22 and 16 yards. Quarterback Cody Jenkins threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Donta Walker and scored on an 11-yard run.
Biggersville dropped to 2-6 overall, 1-5 in Region 1-1A.
Smithville 28, Houlka 12: At Smithville, the Seminoles (5-3, 4-1) stepped on the gas with 21 points in the second quarter and shut out the Wildcats (0-7, 0-6) in the second half.
Houlka took a first-quarter lead on Kevin Stanfield’s 4-yard run, but Smithville scored the next 21 points. Tyler Hood and Turner Sanderson had scoring runs of 9 and 4 yards. In between Drew Lann passed 24 yards to J.T. Pitts.
Houlka broke the Smithville scoring streak with a 70-yard kick return touchdown by Stanfield, but that was it for the Wildcats.
South Pontotoc 27, Mantachie 16: At Springville, the visiting Mustangs (3-6, 1-3) rallied in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late. Mantachie was already down 27-2 when Jack Nichols scored on a 90-yard kick return, and Micah Sparks passed 26 yards to Clay Johnson.
South Pontotoc (3-6, 1-2) got an 18-yard run from Keith Flowers to take a first-quarter lead. Flowers later scored on an 81-yard pass-and-run from quarterback Evan Kidd.
Matt Bailey’s 20-yard run and Jay Wade’s 24-yard run also boosted the Cougars.
Kidd finished with 94 rushing yards on 14 carries and was 4-for-9 passing for 112 yards. Flowers had 81 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Hernando 31, Oxford 30 OT: A failed PAT prevented Oxford (4-4, 2-2) from extending the game to a second overtime period.
Hernando (3-5, 2-2) scored its overtime touchdown on a 9-yard run by Ronnie Jones. Oxford’s OT touchdown came on a 10-yard pass from Parker Adamson to Robert Liggins.
Oxford forced the overtime when Cody Mills was good on a 24-yard field goal with 1:16 left in regulation.
Oxford also got touchdown runs of 19 and 67 yards from Mont Dean and an Adamson touchdown pass of 15 yards to Stan Ivy.
East Webster 49, Williams-Sullivan 0: At Williams-Sullivan, East Webster (5-4, 2-1) got touchdown passes from Cody McKee of 10 yards to Jake Williams and 30 yards to Brett Flora. The Wolverines also scored twice on DeAngelo Liggins runs of 30 and 7 yards. East Webster led 21-0 after one quarter and 42-0 at halftime.
Starkville 45, Canton 8: At Starkville, the Yellow Jackets (6-2, 4-0) scored 45 straight points before Canton got on the board in the final minutes.
All the scoring in the first quarter was provided by the defense, as Erik Rogers recorded a safety, and
Latajah Bush advanced a fumble 3 yards to the end zone.
When the offense warmed up, Preston Baker scored on runs of 4 and 2 yards, Michael Newman had a 26-yard run, and Game Myles passed 28 yards to Jimmy Saulesberry.
Starkville Academy 55, Winston Academy 12: At Winston Academy, the Patriots (8-1) got 144 yards and three touchdowns from Drew Pellum on 15 carries. Ryan Mann added nine carries for 115 yards and another touchdown.
Potts Camp 49, Union County 30: At Potts Camp, the Cardinals (6-3) rallied from an early first-quarter deficit and took control of things with 21 points in the third quarter.
Jordan Harris scored on runs of 5, 1 and 21 yards for Potts Camp, and Ben Bolden connected on touchdown pass plays of 55 and 70 yards with Jamarquis Foster.
Walnut 46, Hatley 12: At Hatley, the visiting Wildcats (4-5, 1-2) put the game out of reach in the second half.
Walnut led 19-6 at the half after Devonte Bell scored on a 20-yard run and a 20-yard interception return.
Bell added a 13-yard run in the third quarter, and Walnut had a 20-point fourth quarter.
Hatley (4-5, 0-2) scored on touchdown runs of 2 yards by Tyler Edwards in the second quarter and 9 yards by Austin McHenry in the fourth quarter.
Corinth 35, Tishomingo County 6: At Iuka, Kedrick Williams scored on runs of 14 and 2 yards, and Lew Johnson had touchdown runs of 1 and 8 yards – as well as a 93-yard kick return – to lead Corinth (4-4, 2-1).
Tishomingo County (2-7, 0-3) got on the board with 11:53 to play when Brandon Ezell scored on a 2-yard run.
North Pontotoc 34, Senatobia 28 OT: At Ecru, Caleb Mills’ 1-yard run in overtime was the difference for the Vikings (8-1, 2-1).
Mitchell Cunningham carried the load in regulation with 23 carries for 139 yards and three touchdowns. Cunningham scored on runs of 1, 7 and 5 yards.
Mills was 12-for-19 passing for 190 yards and a 79-yard touchdown pass to Shemiah Carter.