From staff reports
The Meridian Star
Russell Christian scored early and often Friday night on their way to a solid 42-22 victory against Tabernacle Christian (Gardendale, Ala.) in prep football action.
The Warriors started the night with a 35-yard Arik Washington touchdown rush followed by a Jacob Stephens conversion.
Still in the first, Warrior quarterback Jacob Howse connected with Ashton Temple on a 45-yard toss for a touchdown. Stephens picked up the conversion.
Russeell closed out the first quarter with a 45-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Temple. Jesse Barksdale picked up the conversion.
Howse and Temple opened the second quarter with a 91-yard touchdown pass followed by a Stephens conversion.
Also in the second quarter, Stephens grabbed an interception and returned it 64-yards for a touchdown. The following conversion was no good.
Russell wrapped up the night with a 53-yard Howse to Barksdale touchdown toss followed by a Stephens conversion.
Howse racked up 264 passing yards and three touchdowns on the night. Temple led the team on receptions with 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Russell is on bye next week as they gear up for a trip to Lamar October 25.
Calvary Christian 60
Calvary Christian improved their record to 3-4 overall with a 60-20 win against Vertias Friday.
The Cougars got on the board early on a 54-yard Michael Bradley rush. The two-point conversion failed.
Jarred Crum scored next for the Cougars on a two-yard run.
Aljawon Kennedy got in on the action next with a five-yard touchdown rush followed by a Smokey Washam to Kennedy two-point conversion.
Washam continued the scoring next connecting with Josh Roberts on a 54-yard toss. Beto Medina registered the conversion.
Next, Washam connected with Kennedy for a seven-yard score.
The Cougars continued to roll along with a 12-yard touchdown rush from Crum and a 22-yard touchdown rush from Washam.
Calvary's final offensive score of the night came on a 50-yard fumble return by Washam. Austin Carter picked up the conversion.
Veritas closed out the game by handing Calvary two points on a safety.
Bradley led the ground attack for the Cougars going 217 yards on 16 carries.
The Cougars will be back in action Friday at Rebul.