Indians destroy Wildcats, pick up big homecoming win

Mr. HHS 2012 Trojuan White rides with Miss HHS Kayla Smith during Friday’s homecoming parade.

2012 HHS Homecoming queen Jenny Renee’ Joiner was pinned at halftime of Friday’s game.

Indians destroy Wildcats, pick up big homecoming win

BY JOE B. COATES

A huge homecoming crowd of mostly partisan Indian fans left Robert McDaniel Stadium in Hazlehurst very happy on Friday night, after the Indians throttled Region 7-3A foe Wilkinson County 35-22.
The Indians broke a 7-7 game open in the second quarter, scoring 21 points to lead 28-14 at halftime.  Each team scored once in the fourth quarter.
Senior running back Demetrius Cain, a Copiah County Super 7 honoree, rushed for three touchdowns of 3, 11 and 4 yards.  His teammate, Aaron Larry, added two touchdown runs of 2 and 7 yards to complete the scoring for the Indians.  Place kicker Malik Brown was perfect on PAT’s, going 5-for-5.
Cain and Larry each also had big game on the defensive side of the ball, finishing with 8 tackles each. John Bridges recorded 6 stops, including 2 for loss.  Jonkil Skipper also notched 6 takles, with one for loss.
Hazlehurst, 9-0, 3-0 in Region 7-3A, is tied for first place with Jefferson County in the region with the win.  Wilkinson County, 7-2, 1-2, fell into third place behind Jefferson County, 5-4, 3-0, defeated Prentiss 14-12 on Friday night to keep pace with the Indians.
In other Region 7-3A action, Franklin County, 5-4, 1-2, in fourth place, handed Crystal Springs its fourth straight loss, 43-14.  Prentiss, 2-7, 1-2, is a game ahead of Crystal Springs, 4-4, 0-3, at fifth place in 7-3A.
The Indians travel to Jefferson County next Friday night to play for the 7-3A championship and the top regional seed in the South State 3A playoffs. Crystal Springs is at Wilkinson County, and Franklin County takes on Prentiss.  All kickoffs are set for 7:00.
Read complete coverage in this week’s print and e-edition of the Copiah County Courier.

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