From staff reports
The Meridian Star
Calvary Christian Academy walked away with a 70-21 victory against Friendship Christian Academy despite running less than 20 offensive plays. It makes more sense when you factor in two defensive touchdowns and three special teams touchdowns.
Calvary's Michael Bradley started the scoring early with a 55-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game. Jarred Crum punched in the two-point conversion.
Calvary's defense got in on the action next with a 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Aljawon Kennedy. Michael Sullivan picked up the two-point conversion.
Next up was special teams with a 70-yard punt return from Kennedy.
Still in the first quarter, Smokey Washam took home a 65- punt return for a touchdown.
Calvary closed out the first quarter with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Washam to Josh Roberts.
The scoring continued in the second quarter with a 6-yard touchdown rush from Crum and an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Washam. Austin Carter picked up a two-point-conversion on Crum's touchdown.
Calvary found the end zone three more time in the second quarter on a 14-yard Bradley rush, a 52-yard Danny Miller rush, and a 75-yard Bradley interception return. Beto Medina scored a two-point conversion after Bradley's rushing touchdown.
The win moves Calvary to 2-4 overall. They face Veritas next week in a key division battle.
Forrest County 16
Newton County 15
The Newton County Cougars dropped just their second game of the year to reigning Class 4A champions Forrest County, 16-15, on a late field goal.
"It was a good, hard fought ball game," Cougar head coach Jackie said. "We're proud of the way our kids played ... we just couldn't put it away."
Newton County took a 15-7 lead into halftime, but couldn't finish out the second half. The Aggies won the game on a 24-yard field goal.
"Our kids relized they can play with a really good ball team," he said.
Williamson said the defense had a great night to hold Forrest's offense to its lowest scoring output this season.
Quarterback Jacob Edwards returned from injury and led the Cougars on the ground and in the air. He threw for 51 yards on six-of-10 attempts for one touchdown and one interception, while rushing for 53-yards on 14 carries.
Russell Christian 55
Russell Christian put together a solid 55-28 win Friday night in prep football action. The win evens up Russell's overall record at 3-3.
"We executed well," said Russell head coach Nate Ballard. "I feel like we played an all-around good game."
Quarterback Jacob Howse went 13-for-18 with 345 yards and four touchdowns. Much of those passing yards went to Ashton Temple with 100 yards and two touchdowns and Jesse Barksdale with 103 yards.
Arik Washington carried the load on the ground with 113 yards and one touchdown on ten carries.
Defensively, Zach Crain and Drake McKenzie racked up ten tackles each.
Russell will be back in action Friday hosting Tabernacle Christian.