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Tishomingo loses halftime lead: loses to Shannon
by Kent Mohundro
Sep 30, 2016 | 110 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Inspired. That’s what was lacking the past two weeks for the Tishomingo County Braves as they muddled through a three-game losing streak. Head coach Preston Leathers hasn’t been a happy camper because of a lack of inspired play from his team and was anticipating the Braves would turn that around last night at home against Shannon. He got his wish, at least for one half. TCHS led the Red Raiders 12-7 at the break, but couldn’t punch it in the end zone in the second half as they lost a closer-than-it-looked 28-12 decision on homecoming. “We haven’t been playing with any emotion or passion the past two or three weeks, and I hope we get that fixed tonight,” said Leathers.”Shannon is big and athletic and they have the ability to make a mistake and cover it quickly where it doesn’t cost them.” At one point shortly before halftime and Tishomingo County trailing by a single point, the home team stopped Shannon on a fourth-and-one at their own 45, taking over on downs. TCHS was driving for the go-ahead score when Leathers did a little emotional dance on the sideline as the Braves took a time out. He slammed his play list to the ground and began to pump his fist in the air in response to his team’s play. Turnovers were the Braves undoing in the second half. Tishomingo County won the opening coin toss and deferred to the second half, so after leading at the break they had a great opportunity to come out and put Shannon in a deeper hole. But it just wasn’t to be. TCHS started at their own 27-yard line and went backwards to the 16 where they fumbled the ball away. The Red Raiders took advantage three plays later with a 16-yard scoring pass to regain the lead 14-12. They also gained some of that lost momentum. The Braves got the ball back and drove into Shannon territory before an errant pass on a fade route found its’ way into a Raiders’ hands. Shannon turned the miscue into six more points as 280-pound fullback Vincent Macintosh rumbled in from four yards out to put the red and black ahead 21-12. Tishomingo County had an opportunity to pull within a point on their next drive, but turned the ball over on downs. Again, Shannon made them pay. The Red Raiders put the game on ice late in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard pass to the tight-end with 3:43 remaining. By then, Shannon had things under control and improved to 6-1 overall, 1-0 in division 1-4A. The loss, their fourth in a row after winning their first three, dropped TCHS to 3-4, 0-1. “Everything we did right in the first half, we did wrong in the second half,” Leathers commented. “We turned the ball over and just didn’t move the ball like we did in the first half. I’m proud of the effort and passion, though.” Leathers changed things up a bit on offense for this game to try and put a spark into his team and give Shannon, and future opponents, something else to prepare for. He moved Wheeler Brewster from wide receiver to quarterback on numerous plays, while lining starting QB Braeden Maxcy at running back. Then they would switch out and shift Brewster back to WR and move Maxcy back under center to confuse the Red Raiders. And he punished Shannon with a heavy dose of Ethan Murphy, who scored the go-ahead touchdown with 6:35 left before halftime. Murphy ran wild through the SHS defense in the first half, but after intermission Shannon brought their linebacker in closer and they began to cut off his running lanes. Marcy and Brewster had some nice pass completions in the first two quarters but the turnovers killed their momentum in the final two frames and things just didn’t click like before. When the Braves put two full halves of inspired football together they will win some games this season. They simply need to get over the hump and get their mojo back that had earlier in the season. They’ll have a chance to do just that next Friday when they journey to Corinth to face the Warriors.
Area Football Recap
by Kent Mohundro
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Another Friday of exciting high school football is in the books. Here’s a look at how our area teams did last night: • McNairy Central got back on the winning foot with a 32-8 whipping of Middle College High School, a new magnet school from Memphis. It was also homecoming, as the Bobcats built a comfortable 25-0 halftime lead to give the home crowd more to cheer about. A bad snap over the punter’s head led to MCHS’ first score, a two-yard run by Jeremiah Sanders. Later in the first, Mcnairy Central doubled that lead on a 21-yard pass from Dylan Crabb to Trase Jester. Cole Miller made it 17-0 early in the second quarter with a 26-yard field goal. Then Crabb found Casey Colson for an 11-yard scoring strike to make it 25-0. The Bobcats scored their final touchdown late in the game on a two-yard sneak by Keyshawn Davis. Mcnairy Central now stands at 4-3 and will play again in two weeks against Dyersburg. • Thrasher moved to 4-3 on the year with a huge 52-36 win over visiting Coffeeville. Shawn dalton Weatherize did most of the datage for the Rebels with six total touchdown, including five on the ground. His sixth TD came via a kickoff return. THS built a commanding 22-6 lead at the break and cruised from there. According to head coach Lamar Harvey, his team ran the ball better than they have in a long time, coming close to the 500-yard barrier. Thrasher is also off next week and will host Biggersville in two weeks. • Corinth intended to ruin homecoming for second-ranked Pontotoc last night on the road, but things didn’t go their way as they dropped a 44-8 decision to their homestanding namesake. Things looked fairly good early on as CHS trailed only 6-0 after a quarter, but Pontotoc had a huge second quarter to put the game away by halftime. Chris Kelly scored Corinth’s only touchdown in the third quarter on a two-yard plunge. CHS falls to 3-4 and returns to Warrior Stadium II next Friday to face Tishomingo County. • Kossuth celebrated homecoming 2016 in a large way with a resounding 61-18 thrashing of out-manned New Site. The Aggies move to 6-1 with the victory, 1-0 in Division 1-3A. The Royals remain winless at 0-6. “We were able to get a lot of kids in the game tonight for a lot of playing time,” said KHS skipper Brian Kelly.”It’s good to be 1-0 and move on to the next division game. I thought (QB) Matthew Bobo did a great job throwing the ball.” Beau Lee had a big night with seven catches for 177 yards and four touchdowns. Bobo finished with five passing scores and one rushing. Logan Jones had a scoring catch as well, and Dusty Roberts had a 35-yard scoring run. Kossuth returns to action next week with a road game against Belmont. • Booneville also celebrated homecoming at Keenum Stadium with a 41-21 win against Alcorn Central. Booneville improves to 5-1 with the victory, 1-0 in Division 1-3A. The Bears dropped to 2-5, 0-1. Dallas Gamble had two rushing touchdowns for the Blue Devils while Tyrese Bell, Preston Stroupe, and William Jackson all had scoring runs. Stroupe also passed for a score. For Alcorn Central, Eli Smith, Brodie Crum, and William Jackson all had touchdown runs. Booneville travels to New Site next week and Alcorn Central host Benton County. • Biggersville gave it their best shot last night but came up short in the end as they lost at hamilton 12-6. Defensive tackle Joseph Prather lived in Hamilton’s backfield, as he recorded two sacks and four TFL’s. LaQuonn Mayes scored the Lions only touchdown with a third quarter score from three yards out. Biggersville (1-6) host Coffeeville next Friday. • Walnut started another winning streak with an easy 50-27 thumping at Mantachie. The Wildcats controlling the tempo and the line of scrimmage. Monterey Hunt had an excellent night on offense and according to head coach John Meeks, “It’s almays big to get that first division win.” The Wildcats led 28-14 at halftime before blowing it open in the second half. Walnut is now 5-2, 1-0 and will be back in action next Friday as they host Potts Camp. Joel Counce and Jeff York also contributed to this story.
Local High School Scoreboard
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Booneville 41 Alcorn Central 21 Pontotoc 44 Corinth 8 Shannon 28 Tishomingo County 12 Hamilton 12 Biggersville 6 Kossuth 61 New Site 18 Thrasher 52 Coffeeville 36 Walnut 50 Mantachie 27 McNairy Central 32 Middle College (Memphis, Tenn.) 8
High School Football Scoreboard
by The Associated Press
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Adams Christian 28, Columbia Aca. 7 Amory 41, Itawamba 14 Baldwyn 58, Potts Camp 14 Bassfield 51, West Lincoln 0 Bay Springs 42, Union 38 Benton County 28, Belmont 14 Biloxi 27, Harrison Central 14 Booneville 41, Alcorn Central 21 Brandon 41, Forest Hill 24 Briarfield, La. 66, Rebul Aca. 6 Calhoun City 44, East Webster 6 Clinton 45, Callaway 21 Copiah Aca. 37, Silliman, La. 0 D’Iberville 45, Ocean Springs 22 East Union 54, H.W. Byers 0 Enterprise Clarke 48, Clarkdale (Meridian) 14 Eupora 27, Okolona 0 Florence 37, Richland 13 George County 36, Gulfport 14 Hamilton 12, Biggersville 6 Hattiesburg 63, Long Beach 7 Hernando 28, Southaven 26 Houston 41, Caledonia 17 Humphreys Aca. 45, Unity Christian 16 Independence 29, Holly Springs 12 Indianola Aca. 43, Winona Christian 14 Jackson Prep 28, Jackson Aca. 0 Kemper County 40, Choctaw County 7 Kossuth 61, New Site 18 Lafayette 28, Ripley 14 Lake Cormorant 55, Lewisburg 6 Laurel 69, Natchez 21 Lawrence County 21, North Pike 13 Lumberton 46, Salem 21 Madison Central 35, Murrah 0 Marshall Aca. 59, West Memphis Christian, Ark. 6 McComb 45, South Pike 20 Mooreville 38, Aberdeen 24 Mount Olive 40, Bogue Chitto 6 New Hope 55, Center Hill 27 Newton 20, Heidelberg 14 Northwest Rankin 28, Starkville 7 Noxapater 59, Montgomery County 6 Noxubee County 30, Kosciusko 0 Oxford 42, Saltillo 0 Pearl 34, Meridian 13 Petal 49, Oak Grove 28 Picayune 59, West Harrison County 21 Pisgah 45, Lake 13 Pontotoc 44, Corinth 8 Poplarville 60, Greene County 13 Prentiss Christian 52, Porter’s Chapel Aca. 0 Puckett 27, St. Joseph-Madison 7 Purvis 42, Sumrall 13 Raleigh 48, Crystal Springs 6 Ruleville 36, Humphreys 12 Senatobia 34, New Albany 6 Shannon 28, Tishomingo County 12 Simmons 38, Shaw 0 Simpson Aca. 40, Central Hinds Aca. 14 Smithville 48, Falkner 7 South Jones 14, West Jones 7 South Panola 19, Olive Branch 0 South Pontotoc 50, Hatley 12 Southeast Lauderdale 70, Choctaw Central 22 St. Andrew’s 37, McLaurin 7 St. Martin 43, Hancock 15 Starkville Aca. 28, French Camp 9 Strayhorn 21, Vardaman 6 Terry 46, Jackson Jim Hill 13 Tri-County Aca. 41, Clinton Christian Academy 0 Tupelo 43, Columbus 27 Tylertown 14, Perry Central 12, OT Vicksburg 35, Neshoba Central 7 Walnut 50, Mantachie 27 Warren Central 56, Greenville 34 Wayne Aca. 23, Sylva-Bay Aca. 20 Wayne County 31, Brookhaven 16 West Lauderdale 20, Quitman 0 West Point 20, Clarksdale 17 West Tallahatchie 36, Coahoma Co. 6 Winona 35, Bruce 16
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