Under first-year head coach Chris Jones, the Kemper County Wildcats jumped out to a 5-0 start on the 2013 season. Then came Philadelphia.
The Tornadoes handed the Wildcats a 58-8 loss Friday night in prep football action. Both teams now stand at 5-1 overall.
Philly started the scoring early in first quarter on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Romon Gray to Kaylon Gray. John Smith split the uprights with the PAT to put the Wildcats out front 7-0.
Philly kept the scoring going in the first quarter with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Gray to T.J. Hudson. The PAT failed.
Kemper County closed out the first quarter with a 35-yard interception by Jonathan Jones. A Kelvin Bourrage to Willie McCray two-point conversion put two more points on the board for Kemper. That would be the last time the Wildcats saw the end zone.
Philly scored four time in the second quarter including a fumble recovery in the end zone by Fent Mars.
The Tornadoes kept on rolling through the third and fourth quarters including a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown by Kenshaun Henderson and a 41-yard field goal by Smith.
Philadelphia heads to Forest next week while Kemper County hosts South Pontotoc.
Kemper Academy 42
Kemper Academy picked up a solid 42-14 win versus Veritas Frinday in prep football action.
Kemper's Tyler Jowers put the first points on the board for the Rams with a six-yard touchdown run. Jason Craig carried it in on the following two-point conversion.
Quarterback Dustin Davis took it form there scoring on a 21-yard rush, a 20-yard pass to Dylan McFarland, and a 12-yard pass to Cole Thomas.
The Rams found the end zone two more times in the third quarter on a one-yard Jowers run and a six-yard Hunter Cumberland run.
Veritas managed to score twice late in the game.
The win evens up Kemper Academy's overall record at 3-3. The are open next week.