Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Pillow Academy gets revenge over Washington School, blanks two-time champs 24-0
PHOTO CUTLINE: Washington School running back Lea Turner gaines a first down during the Washington School’s 24-0 loss Friday to Pillow Academy.
GREENVILLE — Since Washington School defeated Pillow Academy 34-7 in the state championship game last year, the Mustangs have waited for their shot to even the score.
Prior to Friday night, the Generals came out victorious in the last four meetings between the two rival schools.
But thanks to a pounding rushing attack, Pillow Academy (3-0) cruised to a 24-0 victory over the Washington School (0-3).
“We had this (game) marked for a long time on the calendar,” said Pillow Academy coach Michael Fair. “We played with as much effort as we've played with all year. It's a big win for us, I can't lie.”
The Mustangs used a double dose attack with running backs Myers Fall and Luke Kimmel to drain the game clock, and secure the victory.
One of Pillow's longest drives came in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs ran the ball 15 straight times and took eight minutes off the clock, before Kimmel ran in a 9-yard score to make it 24-0.
The Pillow defensive line also put the pressure on Washington quarterback Eric Brozovich, who finished with 49 yards passing and completed 9 of 20 attempts.
The Generals running attack faired a little better. Ryan Gober rushed for 116 yards on 15 carries.
Dylan Elkins chipped in four catches for 20 yards.
This year, Washington has had to depend on several sophomores and juniors. In order to get back on the right track, the Generals will need to grow up quick, said first-year Washington coach Phillip Wasson.
“We have to get these young kids focused, get them excited — because it's not over yet,” said Wasson.
Pillow got on the board for the first time late in the second quarter with a field goal. Falls stretched the lead to 10-0 in the third quarter. And Kimmel punched in a 4-yard score later in the third.
Wasson said he knew the Mustangs would use their ground game to control the matchup.
“They're a power team, and that's their game — being physical,” he said.
Washington's schedule doesn't get any easier this week, as the Generals will host an undefeated Magnolia Heights (3-0) team.
“We have to win (this) Friday,” said Wasson.
GWHS 28, Canton 15
CANTON — Greenville-Weston running back Donald Jackson had a field day Friday night against Canton to lead the Hornets to a 28-15 victory and their second of the year.
Jackson rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries to lead GWHS (2-1) to the victory.
GWHS will be on the road again Friday when they travel to Noxubee County (3-0).
Simmons 46, Drew 0
HOLLANDALE — Since losing their season-opening game to Forest, the Simmons High Blue Devils have went on a short winning spree.
They defeated a tough South Delta team on Aug. 27 and won their second straight game Friday by blowing out Drew 46-0.
Simmons (2-1) put up 16 points in the first quarter, before adding 14 more in the second. The score stood 30-0 at intermission.
Then, the Blue Devils added a touchdown and a 2-point conversion in both the third and fourth quarter.
Rashuun Alexander caught three touchdowns (5 yards, 13, 26 yards) from Debrille Grant.
Miekell Gray had a 93-yard kickoff return.
Laquency Fain chipped in a 3-yard rushing touchdown.
Plus, Damian Samuels added a 4-yard rushing touchdown.
Simmons will be on the road Friday at Leland.
Deer Creek 7, Benton Aca.
ARCOLA — Deer Creek quarterback Seve Signa ran in for a 14-yard touchdown in the third quarter Friday night to send the Warriors to a 7-6 victory over Benton Academy.
Deer Creek (1-1) will be on the road Friday at Strider Academy.