Friday Night Lights Sept. 13: West, CHS, East win




West Marion and Columbia remained undefeated Friday night, while East Marion got its record to .500 with a road victory. CA ran into a very tough Bowling Green squad in its district opener. Here's a summary of all four Marion County teams from tonight:

West Marion 47 - Forrest County AHS 7

After a slow start, the West Marion Trojans erupted for seven unanswered touchdowns in a 47-7 homecoming victory over Forrest County AHS.

Jeremiah Holmes got the ball rolling with two first-quarter rushing touchdowns. Octavious Harvey added to the lead with two rushing touchdowns of his own, Jartavious Martin caught a swing pass and scored from 64 yards out and Qavonte Swanigan found pay dirt on the ground.

The Trojans defense dominated from start to finish, particularly on the defensive line led by Blaten Norris and Jordyn Mahaffey.

West Marion (4-0) travels to Sumrall next week to take on the Bobcats (2-2). Sumrall lost to Presbyterian Christian 3-0 tonight.

Columbia 32 – North Pike 14

In a game where both sides had multiple turnovers, Columbia managed to still win its fourth straight game Friday night, beating North Pike 32-14. Both Kentrel Bullock and Josh Brown had multiple touchdowns. Next week is homecoming for CHS as the Wildcats host Lawrence County.

Bowling Green 34 – Columbia Academy 6

Bowling Green’s potent passing attack proved too much for Columbia Academy Friday night as the visitors from Franklinton, La., won 34-6.

CA fell down 22-0 in the first-half on three quick-strike throwing touchdowns, while several of the Cougars methodical drives stalled out without scores. Their lone touchdown of the night came just before half time when quarterback Ras Pace scrambled out of the pocket on a fourth-and-goal play from the 5 yard line and found Eli Beard cutting across the end zone.

It was CA’s first district game of the season against Bowling Green (4-1). The only other district game will be Oct. 18 at Wayne Academy.

CA (1-3) travels next Friday to Silliman Institute in Clinton, La.

East Marion 36 – Morton 22

East Marion picked up a road win Friday night, defeating Morton 36-22 to even its record on the year at 2-2.

The Eagles have a bye week next Friday night before going to Bogalusa, La., on Sept. 27.

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