Shaw 48, Coffeeville 14
The Shaw High School Hawks closed out the regular season with an impressive Region 2-1A win over the Coffeeville Pirates Friday night at Coffeeville.
The Hawks improved to 8-2 with a 6-1 mark in the region, while Coffeeville fell to 5-6 with a 4-3 record in the region.
The tandem of Andre Pruitt and Keveon Shepherd lit up the Pirates. Pruitt completed 5-of-11 passes for 156 yards with three touchdowns, while Shepherd caught four of those passes for 146 yards with two touchdowns. Ledavious Rice caught Pruitt other touchdown pass on a 10-yard pass. Pruitt also kicked two PATs.
Hawks running back Christopher Harthone had a solid game running the football as he rushed for 103 yards with 13 touchdowns on 17 carries, followed by Damon Redding with 85 yards and a touchdown and a 2-point conversion on five carries and Demerrius Williams with a 2-point conversion.
On defense, Williams led the way for the Hawks with 17 tackles and a blocked field goal, followed by Justin King with 16 tackles, Rice with 14 tackles, Xavius Loggins with nine tackles and a fumble recovery and Kuston Montgomery with a fumble recovery.
Shaw will be a No. 2 seed in the 1A State Playoffs and will host Falkner in Shaw for the first round on Friday at 7 p.m.
Ray Brooks 48, Durant 24
The Ray Brooks Tigers ended their season on a high note as they cruised past the Durant Tigers in Region 2-1A action Friday night in Benoit.
Ray Brooks finished its season at 3-8 with a 3-4 mark in the region, while Durant finished its year at 3-7 with a 2-5 record in the region.
3A State Playoffs
Booneville 41, Ruleville 20
The Ruleville Central Tigers saw their season come to an end with a loss to the Booneville High School Blue Devils in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs Friday night at Booneville.
The Booneville Blue Devils improved to 9-2, while the Ruleville Central Tigers ended their season at 2-10.
Booneville will play Byhalia in the second round on Friday.
2A State Playoffs
West Bolivar 49, Okolona 36
The defending 2A State Champion West Bolivar Eagles began their playoff quest on the right foot as they defeated the Okolona Chieftains 49-36 in the first round of the 2A State Football Playoffs Friday night in Rosedale.
The offense fueled the Eagles in their victory as they racked up 405 total yards. Senior running back Kailo Moore anchored the Eagles’ ground game by rushing for 158 yards with three touchdowns on 13 carries, followed by Trevoris Hampton with 51 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries and William Lloyd with 33 yards and a touchdown on four carries.
In the passing game, West Bolivar quarterback Kylan Johnson completed 3-of-5 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Johnson’s primary target at wide receiver was Dennis Pendleton who caught three passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns. Dekendrick Hall caught two 2-point conversion passes, Rashan Conway caught one 2-point conversion pass to round out the offense and Ladarius Tucker kicked a PAT to round out the offense.
On defense, Kawonski Williams led the Eagles with 12 tackles, followed by Keenan Neal with 11 tackles, Kebeon Clinton with 10 tackles and Moore with an interception.
West Bolivar will be back home on Friday when the team will host Ackerman in the second round of the 2A State Football Playoffs at Rosedale. Ackerman defeated the Broad Street Jaguars in the first round 38-0.
Ackerman 38, Broad Street 0
The Broad Street Jaguars came up short against the Ackerman Indians in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs Friday night in Ackerman.
Ackerman (9-3) will travel to Rosedale to play West Bolivar in the second round on Friday, while Broad Street finished its year at 6-5.
Class A State Playoffs
Benton 48, Bayou 0
The Bayou Academy Colts came up short against the Benton Academy Raiders in the first round of the Class A State Playoffs Friday night at Benton.
Bayou mustered up 252 yards of offense. Ty Holder led the Colts’ offense with 101 rushing yards on 15 carries, followed by Caleb Pilgrim with 55 yards on nine carries, Hunter Kovac with 44 yards on six carries and Davis Dalton with 32 yards on five carries.
The Colts ended up finishing the year at 6-5, while Benton (8-3) will play Deer Creek on Friday in the second round.