Flashes bash Bears

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2009

From staff reports

St. Aloysius took care of business at West Lincoln Friday night and now faces a must-win next week in Vicksburg when Sebastopol comes in for the season’s final Region 4-1A contest.

The Flashes (6-4, 3-3) scored 21 first half points and cruised to a 28-7 win over West Lincoln. With the win, St. Al stays in a tie for third place in the region, but will need to beat Sebastopol and then have both Cathedral and Bogue Chitto lose at least one of their last two games.

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St. Al coach B.J, Smithhart was happy with how his team bounced back from last week’s loss to Mount Olive.

“We played really good. We got 21 points in the first quarter and was up 28-0 at the half. They ran the clock in the second half,” Smithhart said. “We were able to get a lot of kids in there in the second half.”

Carlton Campbell had a huge game for the Flashes. He finished with 145 yards rushing on just six carries. Fullback Brendan Beesley added 79 yards on five carries.

Beesley opened the scoring on a 41-yard run. Luke Burnett then caught a 15-yard TD pass from Regan Nosser for St. Al’s second score. Campbell closed out the Flashes’ first quarter tear with a 30-yard TD run. Pierson Waring booted all three extra points for a 21-0 lead.

Nosser finished St. Al’s scoring on a 35-yard TD run and Waring’s kick upped the lead to 28-0. West Lincoln got its score against the St. Al reserves in the fourth quarter.

The Flashes ended with 277 yards in total offense. They rushed for 257 and Nosser completed two passes for 20 yards.

Loyd Star 22, Hinds AHS 8

Loyd Star improved to 9-1 with a victory over Hinds AHS (6-4).

Running back Jeremy Lee ran for a 26-yard TD for the War Dawgs’ lone score.