Saints blast Eagles

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2009

From staff reports

Sylva-Bay Academy scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to blow open their MAIS Class A first-round playoff game en route to a 45-0 win over Porters Chapel Friday night.

Sylva-Bay improves to 9-2 and will advance to face Trinity, a 46-13 winner over next week. The loss ends Porters Chapel’s season at 4-8.

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Zack Gregory led the Saints’ onslaught against the Eagles. He scored on a 5-yard TD pass in the first quarter to give Sylva-Bay a 6-0 lead.

Then in the second quarter, things fell part for the Eagles. Gregory scored on a 37-yard TD run. That was followed by a 73-yard TD run by Campbell. Brad Ulmer then tossed two touchdown passes of 73 and 38 yards. The first went to Pruitt and the second to Ricky Odom to hand the Saints a 33-0 halftime lead.

Ulmer added a 92-yard touchdown pass to Pruitt to make it 39-0 in the third quarter.

Sylva-Bay closed its scoring on Gregory’s 28-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Riverfield 31, Tallulah 0

Riverfield advanced in the MAIS, Academy A playoffs by shutting out Tallulah Academy. The Raiders earned their first touchdown by Brad Rogers on a 2-yard run. Corbin Cater followed with a score on a 1-yard scamper in the second quarter to close the first half at 14-0.

Patrick Cencer scored in the third quarter with a 46-yard run. Cater had his second touchdown on a 7-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Cole Mills capped the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown.

Riverfield rolled over the Trojan defense with 253 rushing yards. Tallulah only managed 98 total yards.

Riverfield (8-3) will face Prentiss Christian (8-3) in a second-round game next week.

The loss ends the Trojans’ season at 7-5 under first-year coach John Weaver.

Taylorsville 39, Hinds AHS 8

Hinds AHS (6-5) fell in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs at Taylorsville.