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Trojans struggle in 33-6 loss to Seminary
West Marion struggled against Seminary Friday night in a 33-6 loss on Homecoming.
After a three and out for West Marion to start the game, the Bulldogs drove down the field and scored on a 1-yard run and added the kick to make it 7-0 with 5:11 left in the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Seminary struck again making it 14-0. The Trojans clawed back but fumbled on the 1-yard line, turning the ball over before they could score. On the next drive, with 42 seconds left in the half, the Bulldogs added another touchdown and went into the locker room at the half up 21-0.
West Marion’s lone score of the night came in the third quarter as Noland Miller Jr. ran in from 5 yards out with 5:07 left in the third to make it 21-6.
Seminary added two more scores in the fourth quarter to hand the Trojans their first defeat of the year. West Marion, 6-1, travels to Jefferson Davis County next week to take on the Jaguars, who defeated Tylertown 20-13.
Penalties, turnovers haunt East Marion at Lumberton
Costly penalties and untimely turnovers led to East Marion dropping its district opener 34-8 to Lumberton on the road.
The Eagles (2-4, 0-1) had two touchdowns called back, an interception in the end zone and gave up a pick-six in the first half. The miscues led to a 27-0 halftime deficit.
A 59-yard screen pass to Lawrence Lambert set up East Marion’s lone score, a 1-yard run by Wanya Cook.
The Eagles will continue district play next Friday when they travel to Hattiesburg to take on Sacred Heart (0-6).
CA drops homecoming game to Simpson
The Cougars' offensive struggles continued as Columbia Academy found the end zone just once in a 26-8 loss to Simpson Academy on its home field.
Simpson raced out to a 20-0 lead before CA got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter with a 30-yard touchdown pass.
The Cougars will head to Bay Springs next Friday to take on Sylva Bay Academy (5-2) in their final game before district play begins.
Wildcats get back on track in shutout
After dropping its first game of the season two weeks ago, Columbia (5-1, 1-0) showed no lingering effects in a 44-0 beatdown of Wesson on the road. Stats and scoring details were not immediately available.
The Wildcats will return home next Friday night to take on the Tylertown Chiefs (3-4, 0-1).
Pictured Above: West Marion senior receiver DonTavious McGowan makes a contested catch Friday night against Seminary. | Photo by Mark Rogers