By CALVIN STEVENS
Greenwood High School secured a spot in the playoffs with a 41-7 win over the Lions of Rosa Fort High School Thursday night in Tunica in a Region 3-4A contest.
The Bulldogs, considered to be one of the favorites in Class 4A, improve to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in league play. Rosa Fort falls to 6-2 overall and starts 0-1 in district.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first frame. Quarterback DeAndre Smith ran in from 15 yards out at the 8:20 mark, and senior Kobe Chambers had a 70-yard punt return for a score with 3:02 remaining. Daylin Metcalf kicked both extra points.
The second quarter was scoreless. In the third period, Greenwood put up 20 points to go in front 34-0. Smith hit Chambers from five yards out, and Chambers then connected with Metcalf on a 65-yard pass with 7:07 remaining in the period. The final TD in the third was a 65-yard pass from Smith to Zachary Westbrook Metcalf made 2 of 3 PATs.
In the fourth, senior defensive tackle Jaylen Blake returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown and Metcalf was true on the point after.
Smith was 11 of 15 for 180 yards with two interceptions. Metcalf had two grabs for 79 yards, and Chambers had two catches for 12 yards. Jamarion Addison, who rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries, had three receptions for 46 yards. Smith rushed for 41 yards on six tries.
Davin Anderson led the defense with 11 tackles and two sacks, and William Stewart had 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and forced a fumble. Al Sandifer had 10 stops, and Quontavious Lymon had eight tackles. Blake finished with seven tackles and an interception.
Greenwood has an open date next week and returns Oct. 25 at district foe Clarksdale.
n Leflore County 26, Simmons 24 — An interception by Mel’Traveone Kelly with 13 seconds remaining preserved the Region 3-1A win for the Tigers over the Blue Devils Thursday night in Hollandale.
Leflore, 4-3 overall and 4-1 in region play, led 20-0 after the first quarter. Da’Quarionne Jones connected with Derrick Singleton and Emanuel Stanley from 15 and 40 yards, respectively, and Kerrick Ross had a 25-yard run. Dekari Johnson had a 2-point run after Stanley’s score.
Simmons trailed 20-16 after the third, and Leflore led 26-16 early in the fourth as Maurice Edwards scored from three yards out.
Edwards finished with 75 yards on nine carries, and Stanley had 66 yards on eight totes. Ross had 44 yards on three carries. Jones was 3 of 5 for 65 yards with no picks.
Masunte Haggie had 14 tackles, and Edwards had 12 stops. Kwalique Swinney had nine tackles, and Stanley, Ivory Lampkin and Javorius Sherrod had eight tackles each. Kelly had six tackles to go with the interception.
Leflore hosts Coffeeville on Oct. 18.
n East Webster 41, J.Z. George 6 — The Jaguars took one on the chin Thursday night as the Wolverines posted an easy win in Maben.
Tyrik Pittman scored four rushing touchdowns for the Wolverines on runs of 3, 10, 1 and 60 yards.
He had 139 yards on 14 carries. East Webster led 7-0 after the first, 20-6 at the half and 41-6 after the third period.
J.Z. George quarterback Jordun Normal threw a 25-yard TD pass to D’Anthony McGlothan in the second period. Normal was 14 of 22 for 183 yards with an interception, and he ran for 49 yards on seven tries.
McGlothan had four grabs for 116 yards, and Deriaun Townsend had 76 yards rushing on 15 carries.
East Webster improves to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in Region 2-2A play, while J.Z. George slips to 3-5 overall and 0-1 in district.
The Jaguars entertain Eupora, which lost 36-0 to Calhoun City Thursday night, on Oct. 18 in their second region game.