Monday, October 25, 2010

Leland shakes off slow start to defeat Riverside 30-7

AVON — The Leland Cubs shook off a slow start Friday night to stay alive in their playoff hunt after running away with a 30-7 victory over district foe Riverside.
The Cubs (6-3, 3-1) are tied for second in their region, while Riverside (4-6, 2-2 District) dropped to fourth. With a 4-0 record, Leflore County sits atop the region.
Although the Riverside Bulldogs fell short, they were the first to strike. LaDarius Goodman found an open Justin Short for a 50-yard touchdown pass to send Riverside to an early 7-0 lead.
But the Leland Cubs quickly answered with a pounding rushing game that opened up a 15-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Mosby from Davantay Overton. Chris McWright converted the two-point conversion on a catch from Overton to give the Cubs an early 8-7 lead.
A stagnant first quarter ensued with several punts and an interception by Riverside’s Jermaine Henderson.
But just before the first quarter ended, Overton connected with Mosby again — this time on the first play from scrimmage — on a 58-yard touchdown. It marked Mosby’s second on the night.
Leland held a 14-7 halftime lead before sprinting away from the Bulldogs — thanks mostly to junior receiver / defensive back Kenya Dennis, who had two interceptions and a 70-yard punt return touchdown in third quarter.
Junior running back Arthur Morris added the final touchdown with a 50-yard touchdown scamper. Jamoros Barnes chipped in the two-point conversion run.

NW Rankin 23, GWHS 15
Brandon — The Greenville-Weston Hornets’ playoff hopes took a big hit Friday night after succumbing to a tough Northwest Rankin team.
GWHS (4-5, 2-3 District) is now tied for fourth place with Grenada; however, Grenada owns the tiebreaker because they defeated the Hornets earlier in the season.

O'Bannon 46, Williams-Sullivan
DURANT — The O’Bannon Greenwaves won their first district game Friday night after crushing Williams-Sullivan.
The Greenwaves (4-6, 1-2 District) are fourth place in their district behind West Bolivar, Simmons and JFK.

JFK 20, Simmons 14
MOUND BAYOU — Archie Dennard caught a touchdown pass and Damian Samuels rushed for another, but the Simmons Blue Devils suffered their first district loss of the season Friday night.
Simmons (7-3, 2-1 District) is now tied with JFK for second place. West Bolivar (8-2, 3-0) has the No. 1 spot.

Heritage Aca. 30, Washington 10
GREENVILLE — The Washington School Generals (5-5, 3-3 District) are now tied for fourth place in MAIS AAA District 1 with Magnolia Heights.
Washington will be on the road this Friday at MRA.

Coffeeville 37, St. Joseph 21
Charleston 62, Holly Springs 0
Ray Brooks 32, McAdams 0
Hernando 30, Gentry 18
South Delta 50, Bailey 0
Deer Creek 38, SIA 14
Leflore County 22, Marshall 18

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