Biggersville rolled to another blowout win while Booneville dominated Kossuth on the road as all Daily Corinthian area teams were in action.
Following are summaries of the remaining games played Friday night around the area.
Booneville 38 Kossuth 7
The Blue Devils kept Kossuth’s longest losing streak in years alove as they scored on the first play of the game and coasted to a 38-7 win over the Aggies at Larry B. Mitchell Stadium.
“We played a complete game tonight,” said Booneville head coach Mike Mattox. “We shot ourselves in the foot a few times and we have some small things we need to clean up, but I thought our guys played extremely hard the entire game. Kossuth played us hard as they always do. They are extremely well coached.”
Blue Devils senior quarterback John Daniel Deaton got the ball rolling on the game’s first play with a 71-yard TD connection to Jackson McCoy for a 7-0 lead just nine seconds in.
Booneville would score again less than six minutes later on a 10-yard Jacob Frazier run followed by a 55-yard scoring run by Caleb Guy. Deaton and McCoy hooked up one more time before intermission on a 54-yard pitch-and-catch for a 28-0 halftime lead.
Kossuth scored their lone touchdown in the third on a four-yard run by Zamarius Alexander.
Ben Mauney added a one-yard TD run in the second half for BHS while Guy Gillespie connected on a 27-yard field goal to close the scoring.
The Devils out-gained the Aggies 505-153 led by 155 from Guy and 117 from Frazier. Alexander led Kossuth with 79 yards.
Booneville (5-1, 3-0) will host Amory next Friday in the Daily Corinthian Game of the Week while Kossuth (1-6, 0-3) will be at Belmont.
Biggersville 62 Coldwater 6
Goldman Butler was unstoppable for the Lions, rushing for 224 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries as Biggersville blew past Coldwater 62-6 to improve to 7-0 overall, 4-0 inside Division 1-1A.
“Our offense executed really well and so did our defense,” said BHS head coach Stan Platt. “I’m really proud of our guys and our coaching staff, who came up with a great scheme.”
The Lions took a 38-0 lead into the locker room at halftime and enjoyed a running clock in the second half as they have all year. They out-gained the Cougars 345-58, limiting Coldwater to 43 on the ground and 15 thru the air. Biggersville quarterback Drew Rowsey continued his impressive freshman campaign by going 4-6 for 71 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 44 yards and another TD.
The Lions will remain on the road next week, but the trip won’t be near as far as they travel to face Falkner, coached by former assistant Jeff Anglin.
Thrasher 16 Falkner 0
Ethan Cummings and Ashton Pharr both scored rushing touchdowns while Cummings added a pair of two-point conversions as the Rebels blanked the winless Eagles 16-0 in Death Valley.
“Our defense played lights out once again,” said Thrasher head coach Jason Allen. “Our offense struggled some as we were missing an injured offensive lineman but they (Falkner) played us tough. In fact coach Anglin said that was the best his team has played all year.”
With the win the Rebels move to 4-2 overall and 3-1 inside Division 1-1A as they seek to make a return to the MHSAA after missing out for several years. Thrasher will host Coldwater next Friday while Falkner will host Biggersville.
Belmont 47 Alcorn Central 6
The Cardinals punched their ticket to the MHSAA 3A playoffs with a 47-6 home win over the Golden Bears.
The win was the first of the season for Belmont, which improves to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in Division 1-3A.
Alcorn Central, who scored with less than a minute left in the contest on a Jacob Leatherwood TD run, falls to 2-5 and 0-3. The Bears will host Nettleton next Friday.
North Pontotoc 42 Tishomingo County 35
In a Division 1-4A game that came down to a couple of Tish County turnovers at key junctures, the Vikings pulled out a 42-35 road win over the Braves to qualify for the MHSAA playoffs.
“They (North Pontotoc) blocked two of our punts and we had four possessions on the plus side of the field and came up empty,” said TC head coach Richard Russo, “That’s pretty much what cost us the game.”
“We played with relentless effort as we have all season. (Running back Gavin) Crocker and our offensive line had their best games of the year.”
Tishomingo County spotted the Vikings a 14-0 lead before quarterback Blake Counce scored on a four-yard run as the first quarter expired. Crocker added a four-yard TD run in the second period to cut North Pontotoc’s lead to 21-14.
Bryan Scales scored first in the third quarter for TC, tying the game on a 95-yard fumble return before Crocker added a 41-yard scoring run. Counce connected with Charlie McAnally on a 52-yard scoring strike in the fourth for the games final points.
The Braves are now 2-5 overall and 0-3 in division and will be at New Albany next Friday.
Walnut 61 Potts Camp 26
TJ Colom II produced 286 total yards and six touchdowns on just 13 touches to lead the Wildcats to an overwhelming 61-26 home win over the Cardinals, allowing Walnut to rebound nicely following a road loss at East Union a week earlier.
“Their (Potts Camp) quarterback is an awesome competitor and they are young but will be a force to reckon with in the future,” said WHS head coach John Meeks. “We were able to take control of the game early and make them play catch up. Colom was spectacular.”
The ‘Cats are now 5-2 overall, 1-1 in Division 1-2A, and will face Strayhorn on the road next Friday.
Milan 44 McNairy Central 7
The visiting Bulldogs ruined homecoming for the Bobcats, clinching the regular season region championship at the same time, with a 44-7 win over McNairy Central Friday.
The ‘Dogs scored the games first 37 points before the ‘Cats found the end zone on a 12-yard run by quarterback Jack Johnson.
McNairy Central is now 4-5 overall, 1-3 in region play, and will play their home finale next week when they host 4A region champ Lexington.