GREENVILLE – The second week of the “Lott Experiment” at Greenville-Weston didn’t end the way the Hornets would have liked, after falling 13-6 to Clarksdale Friday night.
The Wildcats (2-0) scored all 13 points in the second half. Hanson Smith scored from 20 yards out in the first quarter, while Cornelius Williams tacked on the final touchdown from four yards out in the second period.
Clarksdale defeated GWHS (1-1) without passing for a single yard. The Wildcats did, however, gain 216 yards on the ground – lead by Smith’s 116 yards on 10 attempts. Eric Belton (44 yards), Elias Wells (46 yards) and Williams (41 yards) each added their punch to the Hornets.
GWHS will be on the road Friday to face Canton, while Clarksdale will travel to battle Christian Brothers in Memphis.
The Hornets scored their lone touchdown in the third quarter when quarterback Jimmy Goodman, who started in place of Willie Mosby, rushed for an 8-yard score.
Through the air, Goodman went 9-for-19 for 82 yards and an interception. Fullback Terrell Williams, who finished with six catches for 57 yards, was his favorite option. Demarious Pearson added three catches for 25 yards.
As a team, the Hornets rushed for 89 yards on 30 attempts. Running back Donald Jackson had 74 yards on 20 carries.
Defensively, the Hornets were led by Mosby and Greg Foster, who each had nine tackles. Williams chipped in eight of his own.
Clarksdale’s Jordan Harris-Williams led the Wildcats with seven tackles, while Juantavious Grey snatched an interception.
River Oaks 27, Washington School 24
MONROE, LA. — River Oaks blocked a Washington School game-tying field goal with 19 seconds remaining to defeat the Generals Friday night 27-24.
Washington fell to 0-2, while River Oaks (2-0) won their second straight game.
Washington School's Eric Brozovich was held to 92 passing yards in their season-opening loss to Jackson Prep. But Friday, the Delta Democrat Times Preseason Offensive Player of the Year broke out for 285 yards and two touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush). He went 25-for-32.
Washington scored on a Nathan Noble field goal in the first quarter, a 10-yard Ryan Gober run in the second, a 34-yard Hayden Lewis reception in the third, and a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Brozovich in the fourth period.
Gober led Washington's rushing attack with 54 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Hayden Lewis had five catches for 68 yards, while Noble chipped in 3 catches for 58 yards.
Washington is scheduled to play their first home game of the season Friday against Pillow Academy at 7 p.m.
Central Hinds 44, GCS 14
RAYMOND – Greenville Christian scored two first half touchdowns Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Central Hinds, as the Saints fell 44-14.
Mike Hardy caught a 28-yard Justin Leavy touchdown pass in the first quarter, but the Cougars put up 17 points in the first period to go along with 20 in the second.
Leavy’s 81-yard touchdown run in the second quarter capped off the Saints’ scoring.
Central Hinds ended their scoring route in the third quarter with a 22-yard scoring touchdown pass.
Simmons 16, South Delta
HOLLANDALE – Rashuun Alexander scored on a 50-yard reception and Damien Samuels rushed for a 45-yard touchdown Friday night to send Simmons (1-1) to a 16-6 victory over South Delta (1-1).
Both Fredy Cosey and Samuels scored on a two-point conversion attempts.
Debrille Grant had a great night, throwing for 220 yards and rushing for 80.
Samuels finished with 152 yards on the ground, while Alexander added 89 receiving yards.
Simmons will be at home Friday against Drew.
Ray Brooks 6
Madison St. Joe 14
Greenville St. Joe 6