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Ellis scores four touchdowns to lead Victory Christian

 

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MILLBROOK, Ala. --┬áLandon Ellis scored all four of his team's touchdowns Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team past New Life Christian 27-6. 

 

Ellis scored on a 10-yard run and caught touchdown passes of 81 and 43 yards from Marcus Sims in the first quarter. He scored on a 23-yard run in the second quarter. 

 

Ellis rushed for 112 yards on 11 carries and caught three passes for 148 yards. 

 

Tyler Jones followed Ellis in receiving with 76 yards on two receptions 

 

Sims completed 5 of 12 passes with four interceptions for 224 yards. 

 

It was Victory Christian's lowest-scoring game since losing 58-18 to Tabernacle Christian in the playoffs on Oct. 26, 2007, and lowest-scoring regular-season game since losing to Tabernacle 56-14 on Sept. 21, 2007. 

 

Victory Christian didn't score fewer than 35 points the past two seasons or the first game of this year in a 46-0 victory against Ellwood Christian. The Eagles averaged 60.9 points per game in 2008 and 46.1 points in 2009 en route to back-to-back Christian Football Association state championships. 

 

Victory (2-0) lost a shutout bid in the fourth quarter. 

 

Jones and Hunter Johnson led the Eagles with eight tackles each, and Nick Hairston had seven tackles and two sacks. 

 

n Carroll Academy 35, Immanuel Christian 21: At Steens, the Rams scored their most points in a game this season, but fell to 0-3. 

 

Immanuel Christian trailed 7-0 after the first quarter, 14-7 at halftime, and 21-7 at the end of the third quarter before scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter. 

 

The Rams got on the scoreboard in the second quarter on a 17-yard pass from Ross Moore to Norris Harris and the extra point by Joel Meek. 

 

Both of Immanuel Christian's fourth-quarter touchdowns came on 11-yard runs by Harris. 

 

Harris led the Rams with 168 yards rushing and 17 yards receiving. Michael Tate had 61 yards rushing and 7 yards receiving. 

 

Josh Davidson had nine tackles to lead the Rams on defense, while Jeremy Davidson and Tate had seven tackles each and Zack Kimbrell had six tackles. Tate also recovered a fumble. 

 

n Central Academy 30, Tensas Academy 18: At Macon, the Vikings remained undefeated thanks to another strong running game. 

 

Central Academy (3-0) outscored Tensas Academy 14-0 in the opening quarter and led 14-6 at halftime. 

 

Will Disbrow scored on a 1-yard run and Ferris McGuire scored on a 27-yard run in the opening quarter, Jay Jones scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter, and Cole Newman scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth. 

 

McGuire threw two-point conversion passes to Britt Reynolds after McGuire's and Newman's touchdowns and to Rowdy Rigdon after Jones' touchdown. 

 

Newman led Central's ground attack with 190 yards on 28 carries and was followed by McGuire with 105 yards on 17 attempts. 

 

McGuire completed 3-of-7 passes for 14 yards. 

 

The Vikings were led defensively by Newman with five solo tackles and two assisted tackles, Drew Pearson with five solos and an onside kick recovery, Jones, McGuire and Reynolds with three solos each, and Rigdon with an interception. 

 

n Noxubee County 57, Jackson Murrah 6: At Macon, the Tigers erupted for their highest-scoring game in eight seasons by beating Murrah. 

 

It was Noxubee County's highest-scoring game since beating Kemper 61-8 on Sept. 27, 2002. 

 

Noxubee County (3-0) remained undefeated in Tyrone Shorter's first season as head coach. 

 

n Indianola Academy 25, Oak Hill Academy 0: At Indianola, the Raiders were shut out for the first time this season as they slipped to 0-3. 

 

Oak Hill Academy was shut out for the second time in four games dating back to last season. The Raiders lost to Lamar School 35-0 in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA state playoffs. 

 

n East Webster 37, Vardaman 0: At Vardaman, the Wolverines recorded their first shutout of the season in beating Vardaman. 

 

East Webster had 325 rushing yards and 65 passing yards. 

 

Timarkis Bell rushed for two touchdowns, Bolo McCurry, and Demetrius O'Briant ran for one, and Ledrick Patterson threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Gregg for East Webster (3-0). 

 

n Hebron Christian 20, West Memphis Christian 15: At West Memphis, Ark., the Eagles won their first game of the season thanks to the efforts of Chad Smith, who scored on 1-yard runs in the first and fourth quarters. 

 

Jay Shaw scored Hebron Christian's other touchdown on a 45-yard run in the second quarter. 

 

Shaw was the team's leading rusher with 75 yards on eight carries, followed by Marquez Robinson with 74 yards on 20 attempts. 

 

Smith rushed six times for 12 yards and was 4 of 8 for 45 yards. 

 

Kevin Simmons had eight tackles and a fumble recovery to lead the defense, while Jacob Crow had seven tackles and a quarterback sack, Shaw had six tackles and a sack, Ryan Moore had five tackles and a fumble recovery, Chase Ray had five tackles, Cody Tatum had a fumble recovery, and Taylor Coggins had an interception. 

 

n Louisville 28, Quitman 14: At Louisville, M.C. Miller earned his first win as the head coach of the Wildcats. 

 

C.J. Bates, Tahj Ford, Davais Schaffer, and Blake Cunningham scored touchdowns for Louisville (1-2), which opened the season with losses to Northwest Rankin and Starkville. 

 

Louisville trailed 7-6 after the opening quarter before taking a 12-7 lead at halftime and a 28-7 advantage at the end of the third quarter. 

 

n Aliceville 28, Sipsey Valley 7: At Northport, Ala., Eddie Hill got his first win as the Yellow Jackets' head coach. 

 

Aliceville (1-1) rallied from a 7-6 halftime deficit and outscored Sipsey Valley 8-0 in the third quarter and 14-0 in the fourth quarter. 

 

Marquis Mayhew rushed for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns. He scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarter and on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter. 

 

Marquise Colvin opened the scoring with a 17-yard run for Aliceville, and Mack Burden scored on a 19-yard run. 

 

Lawrence Scott had six tackles, Tramaine Jackson had five tackles and an interception, and Darius Hughes and Tevin Winn intercepted passes to lead Aliceville. 

 

n Springwood School 29, Pickens Academy 22: The Pirates lost to Springwood School for the first time in six meetings. 

 

Pickens Academy (0-2) led 7-0 after the opening quarter before falling behind 14-7 at halftime and 22-14 at the end of the third quarter. 

 

The Pirates scored in the first on a 2-yard run by Jacob Acker, in the third quarter on an 81-yard kickoff return by Josh Lewis, and in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard run by Lewis. 

 

Lewis led Pickens Academy with 35 rushing yards. Forrest Lewis was the leading receiver with 30 yards. 

 

Lewis had eight tackles, Brad Lowery had a sack, Judson Smith recovered a fumble, and Joel Pratt had in interception to lead the Pirates. 

 

n Sulligent 10, Hatton 7: At Hatton, Ala., Logan Barnes kicked a 23-yard field goal with 9 minutes 4 seconds remaining in the game to lift the Blue Devils (1-1, 1-0 region). 

 

Peter Swaningan returned a punt 67 yards to the Hatton 28-yard line to set up the field goal. 

 

Sulligent scored in the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Ishmael Riggins. 

 

n Hubbertville 41, South Lamar 20: At Fayette, Ala., the Stallions led after the first quarter before going down to defeat for the first time this season. 

 

South Lamar (1-1) led 7-0 after the first quarter before falling behind 14-7 at halftime and 27-14 at the end of the third quarter. 

 

The Stallions took the first-quarter lead on a 19-yard pass from Jordan Smith to Daniel Atkinson. 

 

Smith and Atkinson also hooked up in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass. 

 

Ken Mitchell also scored for South Lamar on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. 

 

Smith rushed for 81 yards and completed six passes for 85 yards, while Atkinson had three receptions for 40 yards. 

 

Hank Parker led South Lamar with 11 tackles. Tremaine Willingham with nine. 

 

n Lamar County 54, Cherokee 6: At Vernon, Ala., junior quarterback Eric Hudson ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jacob McLemore to lead the Bulldogs to their first win of the season. 

 

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