St. Al stomps Manchester

Published 1:32 am Saturday, October 10, 2015

The St. Aloysius Flashes splashed through the slop and came out clean on the other side Friday night.

DeMichael Harris rushed for four touchdowns, including an 80-yarder on the first play of the game, and St. Al hammered Manchester Academy 37-7 on a rainy night in Yazoo City to snap a two-game losing streak and stay alive in the District 3-AAA championship race.

“That’s great,” St. Al coach BJ Smithhart said. “A sloppy night like that, in the rain, you have fun and it keeps them going.”

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Harris, who missed five games with an ankle injury, has scored six touchdowns and rushed for nearly 300 yards since returning last week. He broke off the 80-yarder after the opening kickoff went into the end zone for a touchback, and also scored on runs of 8, 10 and 10 yards.

“That helps,” Smithhart deadpanned.

Lane Hynum added a 30-yard interception return early in the third quarter to put St. Al (2-6, 2-0 District 3-AAA) ahead 37-7 early in the third quarter. Casey Griffith kicked a 30-yard field goal through heavy rain.

Tallulah Academy 58, SIA 24

Ryan Hodge rushed for 261 yards and four touchdowns, Mason Todd threw three touchdown passes, and Tallulah Academy (6-1, 3-0 District 4-A) beat Sharkey-Issaquena (5-3, 1-2) in a rematch of last year’s eight-man title game.

Tallulah scored the last 34 points in the game after SIA tied it at 24 on a 57-yard pass from Austin Herraney to Cole Delaney in the second quarter.

Herraney completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns, and Delaney scored two TDs.

Todd was 6-of-11 passing for 169 yards, and added 121 yards and a TD on the ground.

Wossman 21, Madison Parish 18

Jarvis Williams ran for 230 yards and two TDs, but Madison Parish (6-1, 0-1 LHSAA District 2-3A) dropped a pass in the end zone with two minutes left and took its first loss.