TIPPAH/BENTON - Neither the Ashland Blue Devils nor the Walnut Wildcats got the result they wanted on Friday night, as both squads came up short in their respective division games. Ashland fell 30-0 to H.W. Byers while Walnut fell to Baldwyn 49-8.
Ashland held their Homecoming festivities on Friday night, although the game itself did not go the way the Blue Devils had planned it. Ashland fell to H.W. Byers 30-0 after falling behind early. Penalties plagued both teams, as both teams combined for over 25 penalties, however H.W. Byers were able to overcome these penalties to the tune of over 200 rushing yards, while holding Ashland to just over 100 total yards.
Walnut faced a similar fate in their matchup against Baldwyn, unable to get much going on offense. Quarterback Drew Jackson did have an efficient game, going 8-14 passing with 95 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, however it was not enough to overcome Baldwyn's over 400 yards of total offense.
Both Ashland and Walnut will look to rebound next week, as Ashland travels to Thrasher on Thursday, while Walnut hosts East Union on Friday.