Meridian Star

Sports

November 17, 2012

Rams end Generals’ run in South State

MERIDIAN —     Newton County Academy ended its season somewhere it had never been before. But the Generals still came up just shy of where they wanted to be.

    Playing in a state semifinal for the first time, the Generals fell 35-18 to host Wilkinson County Christian Academy on Friday in the MAIS Class A South State championship game. The Rams advance to face Tri-County next week for the state championship game at Millsaps College.

    NCA, on the other hand, ends its season 8-5 andequalling the school record for wins for the second straight season.

    “I’m proud of them,” NCA coach Robert Roberts said. “They all played good and they all stuck together the entire season and made it easy on us.

    “This was a big step for our program and it’s kind of what I told them tonight, ‘Keep your heads up and we’ll be back.’ We’re losing a lot but we’ve got a lot coming back, too.”

    The Generals trailed WCCA 14-12 at halftime before the Rams pullwed away after the break by utlizing big plays. WCCA scored on two long pass plays and had a 100-yard kickoff return for a score.

    Newton County Academy, meanwhile, had two scores from senior Thomas Jones and one from fellow senior Regan Reiss.

    “They played hard,” Roberts said. “We jumped on them early but they fought back. They hit a couple big pass plays and that was it.

    “But the kids played hard.”

    Last season the Generals’ season ended in the second round with a loss to Cenla (La. Christian, which turned into a win by forfeit after the season for NCA’s eighth win. It was also the second straight year that the Generals’ season ended in the second round before this year’s breakthrough.

    Newton County Academy also recorded eight wins in 1993 and 2004.

1
Text Only
Sports
NASCAR News
Facebook
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SmugMug

Local Sports