November 15, 2009 12:18:00 AM
MABEN -- The East Webster High School football team avenged a loss in the playoffs last season by beating Calhoun City 28-14 Friday in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A state playoffs.
East Webster (7-6) won its third game in a row and atoned for a 14-7 loss to Calhoun City last season.
"We''re playing pretty well," East Webster coach Jimmy Carden said. "I thought my kids played the hardest they''ve played all season. Not that Calhoun City didn''t play hard, but my kids played better than they have all year."
East Webster will get another chance to redeem itself when it plays host to Ackerman in the third round of the playoffs Friday. The Wolverines will attempt to avenge a 31-0 loss to the Indians during the regular season.
Timakis Bell rushed for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns for East Webster. He scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter and on a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Demetrius O''Briant got East Webster on the scoreboard in the first quarter on a 4-yard run.
Ledrick Patterson also scored for the Wolverines on a 4-yard run in the third quarter.
Patterson, who rushed for 119 yards, also ran for a two-point conversion and threw a two-point pass to Lilton Vance.
Vance led the Wolverines with nine tackles, while Michael Moseley had seven and Tyler Gregg had six.
n Madison Central 63, Starkville 27: At Madison, the Yellow Jackets allowed their most points in a game in eight years as they were eliminated from the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A state playoffs.
It was the most points allowed by Starkville (4-8) since a 63-24 loss to Pine Forest (Fla.) on Sept. 21, 2001.
Starkville fell behind 28-0 before getting on the scoreboard in the openinng quarter on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Jacquez Johnson to Chuck Tillery.
Madison Central scored first on a 21-yard fumble return by Byron Bennett and another fumble recovery set up its second touchdown.
Billy Shed scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter and on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter for Starkville.
Johnson completed 19 of 32 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns.
Peyton Johnson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Josh Crowder caught a touchdown pass, threw a touchdown pass, and ran for a touchdown for Madison Central.
n Lafayette 14, Louisville 6: At Oxford, the Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter only to come up short in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state playoff game.
Louisville (8-5) shut out Lafayette in the second half after trailing 14-0 at halftime.
The Wildcats avoided a shutout in the final quarter when Darais Schaffer scored on a 4-yard run.
Lafayette struck first in the opening quarter on a 2-yard run by Dominique Price. It extended its lead to 14-0 in the second quarter on a 19-yard pass from Jeremy Liggins to Anfernee Gooch.