The Cleveland High School Wildcats finally found their groove and entered the win column with a victory over the Leland High School Cubs Friday night in Leland.
Cleveland improved to 1-2, while Leland fell to 2-1.
Cleveland led 14-6 at halftime. Both teams ran Cleveland finished with 309 yards on 51 plays, while Leland finished with 278 yards on 47 plays.
Andonte Maxie rushed for 125 yards with three touchdowns on 16 carries on offense and returned an interception for a touchdown on defense to lead the Wildcats. Earnest Butler scored a touchdown, Vaughnte Dorsey was 3-for-7 passing with 45 yards and Trace Edwards kicked three PATs to aid the Wildcats. The Wildcats finished up with 264 rushing yards on 44 total rushes.
Cleveland will be back in action on Friday when the team hosts Hernando.
Oxford 37, East Side 6
The East Side Trojans suffered their first loss of the year as they lost to the Oxford High School Chargers Friday night in Oxford.
East Side fell to 2-1, while Oxford improved to 3-0. The Trojans committed a total 15 penalties for 95 yards, which cost them on several drives. East Side was able to move the ball well as the team rushed for 213 yards on the ground.
Quadre Butler rushed for 89 yards with a touchdown on 13 carries to lead the Trojans, followed by Taquille Eatmon with 53 rushing yards on 10 carries and Barron Burns with 51 rushing yards on seven carries.
Dy’monquae Pates led the Trojans on defense with eight tackles, followed by Burns and Simeon Kimble with six tackles each.
East Side will be back in action on Friday when the team hosts West Bolivar.
West Bolivar 26, Ray Brooks 0
The West Bolivar Eagles defeated the Ray Brooks Tigers for the fifth consecutive year in the “Levee” Bowl Friday night at Leland Young Stadium in Rosedale.
West Bolivar improved to 2-1, while Ray Brooks fell to 0-3.
The duo of Tayshawn Conway and Deguadereck Rice gave the Tigers fits. Conway completed 10-of-12 passes for 180 yards with two touchdowns, and Rice caught five passes for 125 yards with two touchdowns.
Leonardo Brown led West Bolivar’s ground game with 86 yards on eight carries, followed by Gregory Robb with 29 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Keenan Neal led West Bolivar’s defense with six tackles, followed by Larry Walker, Rodriquez Bush and Ladarius Tucker with five tackles each.
For Ray Brooks, Syderrick Maiten completed 5-of-13 passes for 73 yards, Tevin Carter rushed for 33 yards on nine carries and Jamarcus Marshall caught three passes for 73 yards to lead the offense.
Walter Mister led Ray Brooks’s defense with eight tackles, followed by Jarvis Moore with six tackles and Kentarious Adams with three tackles and a sack.
The Eagles will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Cleveland to play East Side, while Ray Brooks will host Broad Street for homecoming in Benoit.
Leflore Co. 40, Broad Street 8
The Broad Street High School Jaguars dropped their first game of the year to the Leflore County Tigers Friday night in Itta Bena.
Broad Street fell to 1-1, while Leflore County improved to 1-2.
Leflore led 22-8 at halftime as Flo Robinson caught a 12-yard touchdown from Danterris Greyer in the second quarter for Broad Street.
Greyer completed 8-of-16 passes for 58 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions and rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries. Robison caught three passes for 20 yards, Lamarcus Phillips caught two passes for 17 yards and Richard Horn rushed for 45 yards on 14 carries.
Jarvis McClenton recorded five tackles and recovery a fumble and return it for 37 yards to lead the Jaguars’ defense, followed by Ladarius Williams with six tackles, Robinson, Christian Hemingway and Jonathan Lyles with five tackles each and Devonte Brown with five tackles and a pass deflection.
Broad Street will be back in action on Friday when the team travels to Benoit to take on Ray Brooks.
Calhoun 24, NSA 18
The North Sunflower Academy Rebels battled hard but fell to 0-3 as they lost to the Calhoun Academy Cougars in 8-man football action Friday night.
The score was tied 18-18 at halftime.
Ronny Henley rushed for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jerry Mitchell, while Derick Livingston rushed for a touchdown to lead the Rebels.
Henley completed 2-for-10 passes for 52 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions and rushed for 27 yards with a touchdown on four carries to lead the Rebels, followed by Derick Livingston with 183 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and Jerry Mitchell with a two catches for 49 yards with a touchdown.
Livingston led NSA on defense with 14 tackles, followed by Lucas Garrett with 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery and Henley with seven tackles including two for a loss with a forced fumble.
NSA will return to the field on Friday when the Rebels will host Marvell in Drew.