NETTLETON — The Aberdeen High School football team won its second game in a row Friday night, beating Nettleton 42-7 in a Class 3A, Region 2 game.
Aberdeen coach Chris Duncan was pleased with the way his squad played and thinks this win might get them on a roll.
“I think we played well,” said Duncan, whose team improved to 4-4. “We started off pretty slow, but we picked it up as the game went on. I think things are really coming together.”
The Bulldogs made the most of the ground game, scoring five rushing touchdowns. Josh Ewing led the way with two, while Leval McFarland, Sammy Burroughs, and Nick Hodges each had one rushing touchdown.
Aberdeen will return home Friday to face Mooreville.
n Aliceville 53, Hale County 20:At Aliceville, Christopher Crowell threw four touchdowns to lead the Yellow Jackets (3-4) past the Wildcats.
The Yellow Jackets scored early in the first quarter on a Terry Mayhew 13-yard run to set the tone.
The Jackets put up 36 points in the second quarter. Crowell threw three of his four touchdown passes. He found Demario Lanier for a 33-yard and a 16-yard touchdwon pass, and ended the quarter with a touchdown pass to Gerald Sterling with 13 seconds remaining in the half.
Crowell was 13 of 23 for 173 yards. He also rushed the ball eight times for 62 yards.
Jeremy McMullen, Marquise Colvin, and Darren King each rushed for a touchdown. The Yellow Jackets had 272 rushing yards and 507 yards total.
Aliceville will be back in action at 7 p.m. Friday at Greensboro.
n Hebron Chistian 52, Flint Hill Christian 6: At Pheba, The Eagles (3-3) had seven players score in their victory.
The win is a welcome sign after Hebron Christian lost its past two games by four points. Coach Tri Nason thinks the win will help his team’s confidence.
“The win was a big boost for our team,” Nason said. “If we score here or score there we are 5-1, instead we are 3-3. This win will give us the boost we need to head into next week.”
Taylor Coggins rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown. He put the Eagles on the board when he rushed for 42 yards in the first quarter. He caught a 56-yard pass from quarterback Will Corbin Rodgers.
Rodgers also ran for an 8-yard score.
Cody Tatum, Quez Robinson, Harley Thompson, and Ben Pearson each rushed for a touchdown.
n North Sunflower Academy 42, Central Academy 6: At Drew, The Rebels scored on a 66-yard run on their first play of the game and then scored on a 46-yard pass play after an onside kick en route to their Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Eight-Man District 1 victory.
Central Academy (7-1, 5-1 district) then fumbled the ball back to North Sunflower (6-0 district), who scored to take a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Cole Newman hit Will Thomas on 27-yard pass play in the second quarter for the Vikings’ only points. The conversion failed.
Newman was 8 of 16 for 111 yards. Thomas had three receptions for 53 yards. Britt Reynolds had three catches for 42.
Central Academy rushed for only 100 yards. Drew Pearson had four carries for 66 yards. T. J. Coleman had 11 carries for 22 yards.
Cody Brown and Pearson each had eight tackles. Thomas and Coleman each had seven tackles.
Central Academy will play at Franklin Academy next week in a non-division game.
n Hernando 24, New Hope 7: At Hernando, The Trojans couldn’t overcome four turnovers and a lack of execution in a loss to the Tigers.
The Trojans (4-3, 2-1 Class 5A, Region 1) threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball once and failed to take advantage of six trips inside Tiger territory. Coach Michael Bradley wasn’t pleased with his team’s execution.
“We didn’t take advantage of opportunities,” Bradley said. “We had the ball inside the 30-yard line six times and only scored once. Penalties and turnovers hurt us. We shot ourselves in the foot.”
New Hope’s only score came in the second quarter when quarterback Brady Davis found Daniel Gregory for a 20-yard touchdown pass. That made the score 10-7, but that’s as close as it would get.
New Hope will play hostto Lake Cormorant at 7 p.m. Friday.
n Noxubee County 52, Leake Central 13: At Macon, The Tigers moved to 7-1 and won their sixth game in a row.
Coach Tyrone Shorter was glad to see his team back healthy and competing at a high level.
“We finally got back healthy,” Shorter said. “We got our running back, Ladarrell Hunt, back from injury. The offense came to play and the defense just kept doing what they do great. We are playing well, and that is good going into the rest of district play.”
The Tigers scored 25 points in the first quarter and 20 in the second. The Tigers used rushing touchdowns by Darrell Robinson and Dequalo Martin to get on the scoreboard. Robinson scored on a 9-yard run, while Martin punched it in from 1 yard out.
The defense got in on the scoring when Rodrick Joiner returned a 55-yard interception for a touchdown.
Deangelo Ballard threw three touchdowns and found Kamal Chamberlain for two of those scores. He threw a 39- and 59-yard pass to finish the scoring. He also found Terrence Barron for a 46-yard score.
Hunt, who had been nursing an injury, had two rushing scores.
Noxubee County will travel to Houston next Friday night.
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