from staff reports
The Meridian Star
Calvary Christian's Smokey Washington was the definition of endurance Friday night. He racked up 20 carries for 283 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 42-40 win against Rebul Academy.
Defensively, Calvary's Josh Roberts had the play of the night, stopping Rebel on the one-yard line on the last play of the game to secure the win.
Washington started early scoring the opening touchdown on a 48-yard rush in the first quarter. Beto Medina found the end zone on the two-point conversion.
Still in the first quarter, Medina followed up with a three-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed.
The rest of the night was all Washington and the Cougar offense line. He racked up four more touchdowns, the longest on an 80-yard run. Washington also contributed two two-point conversions.
The game was back and forth all night with Rebul down by two and in control during the final possession. A long pass brought Rebul within sight of the end zone only to be tackled on the one-yard line by Calvary's Roberts. His tackle secured Calvary's 42-40 win.
The win moves Calvary to 1-2 overall while Rebul remains winless at 0-3.
Calvary will be back in action Thursday night at home hosting Hebron. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m..
Choctaw Central 56
Cherokee (NC) 28
In a game featuring two of the only Native American schools east of the Mississippi, Choctaw Central took a 56-28 win the in 'Battle of the Nations'.
"Our guys played hard," said Choctaw head coach Troy Savell. "It's good to get our first win of the season. We ran a balanced attack and everyone stepped up."
The win moves Choctaw to 1-2 overall while Cherokee falls to 0-3 overall.
Choctaw will be back in action hosting West Lauderdale next week.
Kemper County 26
French Camp 24
A late rally in the fourth quarter kept Kemper County in good company among the undefeated. The win moves the Wildcats to 3-0 on the season.
"It was an ugly win, but still a win," said Kemper head coach Chris Jones. "We're getting better each game and we're going to keep grinding."
Kemper's Kevin Bourrage connected with Otis Cross for two of the touchdowns. "Cross had a really good night," said Jones.
Kemper will be back in action hosting Newton next week.