Tallulah Academy gears up for stretch run by routing Discovery Christian

Published 12:09 pm Sunday, October 9, 2022

Tallulah Academy prepared for two difficult and important games by rolling through an opponent who offered little resistance.

Seven different players scored a touchdown as Tallulah Academy hammered hapless Discovery Christian 54-14 on Friday night.

The Trojans (6-1) rolled up 454 rushing yards and 516 yards of total offense on only 33 plays. They averaged 18.2 yards per rushing attempt.

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No players finished with more 100 rushing yards, although six of the eight who had a carry scored a touchdown.

Arnett Sevier led the Trojans with 87 yards on only two carries, including a 31-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Brayson Morson, Cole Boyte, Wyatt Bedgood, Mac Cagnolaetti and Dee Morgan also scored rushing touchdowns. Morgan threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Hayes Hopkins, as well.

Hopkins finished with 103 total yards — 59 rushing and 44 receiving. Boyte had the most carries, with eight, for a total of 75 yards.

Stewart Grady had an interception for Tallulah’s defense, which registered three sacks and allowed minus-14 rushing yards. Discovery Christian’s two touchdowns came on a pair of long passes after the game was well out of hand. Tallulah led 32-0 at the end of the first quarter and 48-6 at halftime.

Discovery Christian (1-7) has scored a total of 26 points this season and lost its seventh game in a row. Its only win was a forfeit over Hillcrest Christian in the season opener.

Tallulah, meanwhile, is steaming toward the MAIS Class 2A playoffs. It won its third game in a row and will play at Newton Academy (8-0) on Oct. 14 in a matchup of district leaders.

After that, the Trojans will finish the regular season at home on Oct. 21 against Porter’s Chapel in a winner-take-all showdown for the District 3-2A championship. Both teams are 1-0 in district play.