McClain hosted cross-county rival S. V. Marshall Friday night and came away with a very convincing win, 64-0.
The Mustangs lost last year’s contest to the Tigers 26-20.
McClain got on the board quickly after stuffing the Tigers on their first drive, when Timothy Stewart scored on a nine-yard run.
Quarterback Rotavious Thurmond added the two-point conversion and the Mustangs led 8-0.
The Mustangs scored again with 4:17 left on the clock in the first quarter when R. Thurmond hit Aconya Brown with a 16-yard strike for a touchdown.
Stewart added the two-point conversion and the Mustangs now led 16-0.
Shortly after their offensive score, linebacker Gentry Greer scooped a fumble up and ran it in for another 16-yard score.
Stewart added the two-point conversion and the score was now 24-0 in favor of the home team.
With 7:45 left in the second quarter the Mustangs scored another defensive touchdown when linebacker Brian Pernell intercepted his second pass of the year and found pay dirt shortly thereafter.
The two-point conversion attempt failed and the Mustangs now led 30-0.
On the Tigers next offensive possession senior end Robert Jordan took a fumble and ran it in from 30 yards out.
R. Thurmond scored on the two-point attempt and the Mustangs now led 38-0, which would be the score at the end of the half.
The Mustangs first score of the second half happened when Gentry Greer sacked the quarterback for a safety and they now led 40-0.
R. Thurmond scored from 45 yards out with 5:17 left n the third quarter and Furnell Flemming added the two-point conversion to push the Mustang lead to 48-0.
The Mustangs would score again in the third quarter when Jamie Banks returned a fumble for a touchdown.
The conversion was good and the Mustangs now led 56-0 after three. R. Thurmond would once again find his target when Tyrun Lemon ran under a 26-yard strike, two-point conversion good, to cap the scoring at 64-0.
“The injury bug had hit us pretty hard before the game with three key starters out in offensive guard Jawandrick Anderson, center Derion Love and defensive end Shaquile Brown,” said McClain athletics director D. L. Canada. “Our reserves stepped in at a moments notice and proved to be ready.”
The Mustangs will be in action Friday night as they host the Lanier Bulldogs at 7:30.
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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