August 30, 2014 12:34:33 AM
The Noxubee County High School defense showed Friday night it knows how to capitalize on turnovers.
Noxubee County scored five touchdowns off turnovers en route to a 46-7 victory against Columbus.
The Tigers (1-1) were the beneficiaries of five fumbles and one interception. Kevarkian Brewer returned two fumbles for touchdowns, and Anthony Brewer returned another fumble for a score.
Kylin Hill scored on a 77-yard run on the Falcons' second play of the game. He finished with 129 yards on seven carries before leaving the game in the second quarter. Hill had to be helped from the field and didn't return to the game.
n Starkville 52, Oxford 29: At Oxford, Brady Davis threw six touchdowns, including three to Raphael Leonard, to lead the Yellow Jackets to their victory against the Chargers.
Jacquez Horsley capped Starkville's second-consecutive 50-plus scoring effort with a 3-yard run with 8 minutes, 58 seconds remaining in the game. Starkville (2-0) beat Noxubee County 51-19 last week in Starkville.
Horsley also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Davis, a transfer from New Hope High School.
n Heritage Academy 21, West Lowndes 8: At Columbus, the Patriots bounced back from a season-opening loss thanks in part to Dylan Barker, who completed a 51-yard touchdown pass to Walker Brown to help beat the Panthers.
Heritage Academy, which lost to Caledonia in its first game, scored two touchdowns in the second half to drop West Lowndes to 1-1.
n Caledonia 47, Hamilton 20: At Hamilton, Brandon Henry rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns Friday night to lead the Confederates past the Lions.
Caledonia used a 28-point second quarter to take control. Sophomore quarterback Spencer Unruh led the team in passing with 99 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for another score late in the second quarter.
Senior running back Keshon Heard rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown to go with 56 receiving yards before leaving the game midway through the fourth quarter due to cramps.
n Marshall Academy 49, Oak Hill Academy 35: At West Point, Quarterback Dakota Dailey accounted for 304 yards and scored four touchdowns to help the Patriots post 611 total yards of offense Friday night in their victory against the Raiders.
Marshall Academy (2-0) fought off an Oak Hill Academy squad that led 21-19 midway through the third quarter. The visiting Patriots scored on each of their final four drives to turn a 19-14 halftime lead into a 14-point win.
Dailey, who passed for 160 yards and rushed for 144, scored on runs of 20, 2, 1, and 14 yards. The final touchdown was a 1-yard plunge that put the game away with seven minutes to go.
Marshall Academy running back Devin McGregor had 22 carries for 204 yards.
Oak Hill Academy, which trailed 19-6 in the second quarter before rallying to take a two-point lead in the third quarter, relied on big plays to stay within striking distance.
Quarterback Riley Pierce, who passed for 209 yards and a pair of scores, connected on an 80-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Kaleb Darnell and a 21-yard touchdown pass to Heath Ford. Sophomore Ken Dill had the Raiders' biggest play, a 98-yard return for a touchdown on a 22-yard field goal attempt by Marshall Academy's Christian Compton.
n Winona Christian 46, Columbus Christian 6: At Steens, Stuart Dickerson scored a pair of first-half touchdowns, Blake Green returned an interception 85 yards for a score, and the Stars beat the Rams on Friday night.
Columbus Christian had three turnovers, including two interceptions.
Winona Christian scored on each of its first-half possessions to take a 32-0 halftime lead.
For more on all of these games and roundups of all of the games in our coverage area, see Sunday's edition of The Dispatch.
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