AREA ROUNDUP: Coleman’s late score lifts Wildcats in Skuna River Rivalry

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JaShon Coleman scored on a 13-yard run with 3:30 remaining Friday to give Calhoun City a 23-16 Division 4-2A victory against Bruce in the Skuna River Rivalry.

The Wildcats (4-3) have now won seven straight games in the series.

Bruce (4-2) drove deep in Calhoun City territory only to see a fourth-down pass fall incomplete in the end zone with 3 seconds remaining.

Tyler Donovan gave the Trojans a 3-0 in the first quarter with a 32-yard field goal.

Calhoun City’s Lavarious Varnado scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 1-yard run in the second quarter to give the Wildcats a 7-3 lead.

Bruce answered in the third quarter to take a 10-7 lead on Donta Armstrong’s 15-yard run.

Varnado answered with a 9-yard run. A 2-point conversion run by Cartin McBride made it 15-10 Calhoun City.

Jay Johnson gave Bruce the lead, 16-15, on an 11-yard run with 5:20 remaining in the fourth quarter.

OKOLONA 32, EAST WEBSTER 24: In another Division 4-2A game, Okolona (4-2) scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to defeat unbeaten East Webster, the Journal’s No. 1 ranked 1A/2A school, on its home turf.

East Webster (6-1) led 24-6 over the Chieftains at halftime.

Duquinn Babbit scored on runs of 11 and 14 yards for Okolona in the second half. Rod Jones caught a 38-yard TD pass from Jacolbie Heard.

Okolona’s defense scored six when Curtis Green recovered a fumble in the end zone.

NORTH PONTOTOC 52, KOSSUTH 15: Trey Jolly threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one while teammate Greg Gambrel returned a pass interception 100 yards for a TD in the Vikings’ 1-3A win.

Jolly threw 20 yards to Gambrel and 65 yards to Murphy Daniel for scores. He also had a 1-yard run to paydirt.

Jeremy Wilkes scored on runs of 19 and 40 yards for the Vikings (4-3). Marcus Green added a 40-yard TD run for the winners.

Kossuth (1-5) had Blake Cain return a kickoff 72 yards for one of its two TDs. Caleb Nelson fired a 34-yard scoring pass to Brooks Shannon for the Aggies.

BOONEVILLE 49, ALCORN CENTRAL 0: Zues Rogers scored two touchdowns and quarterback Jack Simpson passed for two in the Blue Devils’ 1-3A win.

Rogers scored on a 64-yard run and on a 30-yard pass interception for Booneville (5-1). Simpson threw first-half TD strikes of 41 yards to Chase Calvery and 55 yards to Andrew Lambert. Lambert also scored on a 1-yard run.

SHANNON 28, TISHOMINGO CO. 6: Shannon (3-3) saw four players score TDs in its Division 1-4A win.

Xavier Gardner had a 56-yard run, Mark Fields had a16-yard run, Tyshon Cooper a 1-yard run, and Kendall Cox threw a 52-yard pass to J.T. Loving for the Red Raiders.

NEW ALBANY 27, SENATOBIA 2: The Bulldogs (4-3) scored three fourt-quarter touchdowns to defeat Senatobia in a Division 4-2A game.

Bryce Collins and Tyrone Vance scored on 5-yard runs while Jarel Lipsey returned a pass interception 35 yards for a TD.

STARKVILLE 35, NW RANKIN 0: The Yellow Jackets (4-2), ranked No. 3 in the Journal’s 5A/6A rankings, knocked off Northwest Rankin in 2-6A play.

Princeton Jones threw for three TDs and rushed for one. Jontavious Gardner added a 56-yard interception return for a score.

MARSHALL ACADEMY 31, NORTH DELTA 28: Christian Compton kicked a 38-yard field as time expired to lead the Patriots (6-1) to a league win.

Marshall QB Dakota Dailey rushed for 150 yards, passed for 191 and accounted for three rushing TDs.

ABERDEEN 34, NETTLETON 12: Aberdeen (3-4, 1-0) QB Josh Williams threw for 2 TDs and ran for one to open Division 4-3A play with a road win. Sammie Burroughs caught a 50-yard pass and returned a fumble 30 yards for a TD.

“We probably matched up with them better than anybody they’ve played,” Aberdeen coach Mark Bray said. “They’ve got a great quarterback.”

Nettleton (4-3, 0-1) got a 15-yard TD pass from Dakota Cruber to Jeremy Cook. Cruber ran for a 30-yard TD.

“We had a chance to tie it at the 1-yard line and didn’t,” Nettleton coach Mike Scott said, “before the onslaught.”

HAMILTON 41, HOULKA 18: Keshon Heard scored three TDs on runs of 2, 19 and 85 yards to lead the Lions. Quinsay Heard added a 52-yard score for Hamilton (4-2).

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