PCA gets another easy win|PREP FOOTBALL

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 5, 2008

From staff reports

Another kickoff return, another win for Porters Chapel.

Josh Perry returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, sparking the undefeated Eagles to a 48-7 romp over Heidelberg Academy on Friday night. Perry added two rushing touchdowns, while quarterback Clayton Holmes ran for a score and threw for another as PCA improved to 7-0. Heidelberg, a playoff team a year ago, fell to 0-7.

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“My guys did not take them lightly. They were ready to play,” PCA coach Randy Wright said. “It was 21-0 about three minutes into the game. We just jumped on them early like we’ve been doing to folks and put it away early.”

After Perry’s opening kick return — the third time the Eagles have returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown this season — they forced Heidelberg to punt. Holmes returned the punt for a score, but it was negated by an illegal block. Two plays later, Holmes tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Roach and the rout was on. They tacked on two more scores before the end of the first quarter and led 41-0 at halftime.

Austin Palmer and Travis Thornell each had a 7-yard TD run for PCA. Perry’s touchdown runs covered 4 and 52 yards, while Holmes scored on a 5-yard run and intercepted two passes on defense. Kicker Jason Greer converted 6 of 7 extra point attempts.

Briarfield 41, C. Holmes 6

Three different players went over the 100-yard mark for Briarfield (5-2, 4-1 District 2-A), which rolled up 459 rushing yards in a rout of Central Holmes (3-4, 3-2).

Nathan Brown led the way with 146 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. He scored on runs of 6 and 30 yards in the first half as Briarfield jumped out to a 28-6 lead. Brown also intercepted two passes.

Blake Lovell carried 12 times for 139 yards and two scores, and Jeffrey Graham had 114 yards and made nine tackles on defense. Ridge Creech also had two interceptions.

Hinds AHS 26, McLaurin 7

Darious Newton ran for 135 yards and a touchdown, Kiente Williams threw a pair of TD passes, and Hinds AHS (5-1) cruised to a win over McLaurin (4-2).

Jeremy Lee ran for a touchdown in the first quarter, then caught a 43-yard TD pass from Williams in the second as Hinds took a 19-7 lead at halftime. Williams fired another touchdown pass, this one for 61 yards, to Kendrick Dowlin in the fourth quarter. Williams finished 6-of-7 passing for 124 yards and the two scores.

8-man football

Tensas 58, Ben’s Ford 46

John Truman James completed 14 of 18 passes for 136 yards and five touchdowns as Tensas Academy (4-2) beat Ben’s Ford in 8-man football action.

Three of James’ scoring passes went to Mitch Lansing, who had four receptions for 69 yards. Austin Emfinger caught seven passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns, Jim Lentz rushed for 101 yards and a TD, and Kellen Lee had a pair of short rushing touchdowns. Lentz’s 30-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter finally sealed the win.