Strong 2nd half pushes Jaguars to victory
by Donell Maxie
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With the referees giving the signal, Broad Street quarterback Danterrius Greyer marches into the end zone to score one of his touchdowns. Greyer’s play was key for the Jaguars as they beat the Ruleville Central Tigers 32-30 in Shelby Friday night.
With the referees giving the signal, Broad Street quarterback Danterrius Greyer marches into the end zone to score one of his touchdowns. Greyer’s play was key for the Jaguars as they beat the Ruleville Central Tigers 32-30 in Shelby Friday night.
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The Broad Street Jaguars opened the season Friday by welcoming in the Ruleville Central Tigers to Wilson Memorial Stadium at Lit Parker Evans Field in Shelby.

The Jaguars started slow while the Tigers started in high hear as they jumped out on the home team 18-0 at halftime.

Broad Street did not fold and responded by outscoring Ruleville 32-12 in the second half to win the contest 32-30.

Broad Street improved to 1-0 while the Tigers fell to 0-2.

The knotted at zero at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Tigers freshman quarterback Markevion Quinn threw three touchdowns to give Ruleville an 18-0 lead.

"At halftime we talked about having Jaguar pride,” Broad Street head coach Damaris Mitchell said. “I told them that we had done everything we could do to be in the hole that we are in and that in order to turn things around we had to come out in the second half with more intensity and get back to the game plan.”

That game plan included getting back to the running game.

"I know a lot of people were probably looking at me like I was crazy for running the ball down 18-0, but we had to establish that confidence in the offensive line because if we are going to have any success it starts and ends with them," said Mitchell.

Establishing the running game proved genius for Mitchell and the Jaguars as they wore down the Ruleville defense and set up an eight-yard run from Richard Horn with 8:45 left in the third quarter. The conversion attempt failed, but Broad Street was now on the board with an 18-6 score.

Ruleville responded as Quinn connected with one of his receivers for a long touchdown pass. The conversion attempt failed and Ruleville took a 24-6 lead.

The Jaguars offense and defense stepped up as they put together a series of good plays to turn the tide in the ball game.

With 1:56 remaining in the third the Jaguars capped off a drive with Danterris Greyer finding Lamarcus Phillips for a 20-yard touchdown. The conversion attempt failed, but Broad Street closed the gap to 24-12.

After getting the ball back from Ruleville off a turnover, Broad Street added more points as Greyer found Flo Robinson for a 23-yard touchdown pass with 11:07 left in the fourth for a 24-18 score.

The Jaguars would take the lead on their next possession with 4:40 left in the game off a 15-yard touchdown run from Greyer. Greyer added the two-point conversion for a 26-24 Broad Street lead.

The Tigers were able to get back on track as Quinn threw his fifth touchdown pass of the night. The conversion attempt failed, but Ruleville led 30-26.

The Jaguars almost blew the game on their next possession as they turned it over with a fumble, but on this night the Jaguars would not be denied as the defense forced Ruleville to fumble and Jalone McGee recovered it for Broad Street deep in Ruleville territory.

Runs from Horn and Greyer put the Jaguars in threatening position and with 18-seconds left on the clock Greyer punched the ball in from two yards out for a 30-24 lead and the game.

Greyer led the Jaguars offense by completing 7-of-12 passes for 131 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Greyer also rushed for 92 yards on 17 carries with two TDs and a two-point conversion run.

Horn finished with 67 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown to aid Broad Street, followed by Phillips with two receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown, Robinson with one reception for 23 yards and a touchdown and Demarcus Alexander with two receptions for 45 yards.

Defensively Devonte Brown led the Jaguars with eight tackles and a forced fumble, Zekedrick Bingham had eight tackles with an interception, Alexander recorded six tackles, McGee had five tackles with a fumble recovery and two sacks while Greyer and Traterrious Britton both had interceptions.

Broad Street will be back in action Friday at 7 p.m. against Leflore County in Itta Bena. Ruleville will host Gentry at 7:30 p.m. Friday.