Meridian Star

September 21, 2013

Roundup: Wildcats move to 5-0 on season

From staff reports
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     As the season gets deeper, few teams remain undefeated.

    Kemper County used a fourth quarter comeback to stay perfect at 5-0 with a 30-26 win over Velma Jackson.

    The comeback win was the third straight week that the Wildcats had to rally for they win. They entered the fourth quarter down 24-22. Devontea Vickers ran in a 25-yard score.  

    "Rain had a lot to do with it," head coach Chris Jones said. "Kids played hard."

    Next week, the Wildcats will travel to Philadelphia to close their non-district schedule.

Northeast Jones     35

Southeast Lauderdale     21

    The Southeast Tigers fell from even on the season with a 35-21 loss at the hands of Northeast Jones.

    Head coach Charles Black said the team "couldn't finish out." The Tigers started strong and capitalized on an early Northeast Jones mistake.

    Jarrett Jenkins scored on a 82-yard fumber return in the first quarter.

    In the second, Takari Brooks connected with Jenkins for a 63-yard pass.

    Southeast attempted a late comeback with a 60-yard run from Brooks, but it wasn't enough.

    Next week, the Tigers will travel to West Lauderdale for a cross-county rivalry game. With the loss, they fall to 2-3.

Collegiate Christian    34

Calvary Christian    20

    Calvary Christian suffered a tough 34-20 road loss Friday versus Collegiate Christian. The loss drops the Cougars' record to 1-4 overall.

    "We've still got a ways to go," said Calvary head coach Kirby Newell. "They attacked us on the outsides and beat us."

    Despite the loss, Aljawon Kennedy was a bright spot for the Cougars. Kennedy rushed for 115 yards on 11 carries, including two of the Cougars' touchdowns.

    Calvary's Jarrod Crum also found the end zone in the second quarter on a five-yard-run.

    The Cougars are on bye next week.

Richton     36

Clarkdale    0

    The Clarkdale Bulldogs have officially hit the two-year mark since their last win, after a Week 5 blow out at the hands of Richton, 36-0.

    Their last win game in 2011's Week 5 over the Rebels, 20-7.

    "We gotta stay together, keep working," head coach Wes Roy said.

    He said a key issue was the game's physicality, in which the Rebels won the battle.