November 8, 2009 12:27:00 AM
INDIANOLA -- Terrance Dentry rushed for 155 yards and scored both of his team''s touchdowns Friday night to lead the New Hope High School football team past Gentry 14-0 in its final game of the regular season.
New Hope (9-1, 6-1 Class 5A, Region 1) scored all its points in the first half as Dentry scored on a 24-yard run in the first quarter and on a 3-yard run in the second quarter.
Dentry finished the regular season with 1,010 yards.
"Terrance had a real good ballgame," New Hope coach Michael Bradley said. "The offensive line did an outstanding job of sealing off their blitzes. They brought a lot of people. They had a lot of people in the box. They did a good job of sealing off those running lanes and giving him an area to run."
The shutout was the third in four games and the fifth of the season for the Trojans.
Joseph Reeves had six tackles (two for a loss and a sack), and Marquis Coleman, Anthony Nelson and Curtis Shirley each had interceptions to lead the defense.
"I thought our defensive coaches had a great game plan," Bradley said. "They''ve done a great job all year long of getting the team prepared to play on defense. I thought our guys did a good job of executing the defensive game plan.
"We were able to contain their speed and limit the big plays. Indianola had scored a lot of points on big plays this year, and we did a good job of limiting them to one big play and we were able to make the tackle on that. I can''t be prouder of the effort by our defense."
New Hope has won five games in a row going into the state playoffs on Friday.
n East Webster 33, Coahoma County 8: At Clarksdale, the Wolverines won a first-round playoff game for the fourth year in a row as they beat Coahoma County in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A state playoffs Friday.
Timakis Bell scored the first two touchdowns on a 9-yard runs and on a 1-yard run in the second quarter for East Webster (6-6).
Also for the Wolverines, Ledrick Patterson scored on a 9-yard run in the third quarter, and Demetrius O''Briant scored on a 12-yard run and Bolo McCurry scored on a 19-yard run in the fourth quarter.
O''Briant was East Webster''s leading rusher with 139 yards on 14 carries, while Bell rushed for 65 yards and Patterson gained 43 yards.
Lilton Vance had nine tackles and a forced fumble to lead East Webster''s defense. Tyler Gregg had a fumble recovery and Ryan Johnson with an interception.
East Webster will play Calhoun City in the second round of the playoffs. Calhoun City eliminated East Webster from the playoffs last season.
n French Camp 27, West Oktibbeha 14: At Maben, the Timberwolves had their season come end with a loss in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class A, Region 3 game.
West Oktibbeha (5-6, 4-5 region) scored all its points in the second half after trailing 19-0 at halftime.
Dwight Quinn scored both touchdowns, catching a 40-yard pass from Von Smith in the third quarter and racing 40 yards on an interception return in the fourth quarter
n Itawamba 25, Amory 0: At Fulton, the Panthers were eliminated from the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state playoffs.
Amory (3-9) was shut out for the second time this season.
n Lamar School 35, Oak Hill Academy 0: At Meridian, the Raiders lost to Lamar School for the second time this season and were eliminated from the Mississippi Association of Independent School Class AAA state playoffs on Friday.
Oak Hill (3-9) was shut out for the second time this season.
The Raiders lost 63-7 at Lamar School in the regular season.
n Indianola Academy 21, Winston Academy 19: At Louisville, the Patriots missed an extra point and a two-point conversion Friday and were eliminated from the Mississippi Association of Independent School Class AA state playoffs.
Winston Academy (6-5) scored the two-point conversion after its second touchdown, but it was called back because of an offsides penalty. The Patriots failed to score the conversion on their second attempt.
Rob Moffitt scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter and on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. Tyler Sullivan scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter for the Patriots.
Sullivan completed 20 of 28 passes for 240 yards and rushed 15 times for 61 yards. Zach Taylor also carried the ball 15 times for 61 yards.
n Edgewood Academy 49, Pickens Academy 8: At Elmore, Ala., the Pirates scored their lowest point total of the season Friday and were eliminated from the Alabama Independent School Association Class 2A state playoffs by the defending state champion.
Pickens Academy (6-5) scored in the third quarter on a touchdown pass from Jacob Acker to Casey Jones. Acker connected with Michael Potts on the two-point conversion pass.
n Tanner 17, Sulligent 6: At Tanner, Ala., the Blue Devils played without leading rusher Steven Stewart on Friday and didn''t have enough offensive firepower and were eliminated from the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs.
Sulligent coach Dwight Bowling said Stewart, who rushed for 1,063 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, didn''t play for administrative reasons.
Sulligent (7-4) scored its only touchdown in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Peter Swainigan.
Sulligent was unable to beat Tanner for the second year in a row in the state playoffs. The Blue Devils beat the Rattlers 52-14 in the third round en route to making it to the state championship game last season.
n Trinity Presbyterian 42, Aliceville 6: At Montgomery, Ala., the Yellow Jackets had their season end Friday in an opening-round loss in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.
Erik Wilder scored the only touchdown for Aliceville (5-6) on a 15-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.
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