9-1 Football recap

(PHOTO BY CROCKETT ACTION SHOTS) Gabriel Gray eludes a tackler for a good gain in the Indians’ 34-6 win over Morton on Friday night.

(PHOTO BY TRACY FISCHER) Wesson QB Matt Smith looks for an open receiver in the Cobras’ 12-6 win over Richland Friday night.

(PHOTO BY DAVID BRUNT) Copiah’s Kelton Smith picks his way through the Brookhaven Cougar defense in Copiah’s 53-26 loss on Friday.

WESSON 12 RICHLAND 6

The Wesson Cobras were expecting the first game jitters, but little did the Cobras know that they would win their first game 12-6 over the Richland Rangers without their top two tailbacks lost to injury.

 Senior tailback Kyle Cross and junior backup tailback and place kicker Austin Graham fell early to leg injuries.  Graham was the victim of an early collision that left his knee banged up with a possible sprain and Cross went down on his ankle after trying to intercept a pass in the endzone.

“I don’t anticipate losing Kyle or Austin for an extended time,” commented Clopton.  “We just have to continue to get better every week and eliminate mistakes.”


HAZLEHURST 34 MORTON 6
The Indians got the season off to a tremendous start winning on the road in a tough venue.
Early scores came from Leviticus Cain’s one yarder and Cornelius Crump’s 8 yarder.
The Indians also totaled more than 200 passing yards.

BROOKHAVEN ACADEMY 53 COPIAH 26

The Colonels allowed only 15 first half points to the high-powered Cougars, controlling the ball and the clock, and trailed 15-6 at halftime.

A return of the second half kickoff by the Cougars resulted in a touchdown and opened the flood gates of scoring for both teams.  The third quarter alone saw the teams trade licks and score a combined 48 points.

READ MORE IN NEXT WEEK’S EDITION OF THE COPIAH COUNTY COURIER!

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