Area Roundup: Oxford’s Abraham tosses six touchdown passes


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Jack Abraham threw six touchdown passes as Oxford mauled Center Hill 54-30 on Friday night to remain unbeaten in Division 1-5A.

Abraham completed 23 of 28 passes for 395 yards. DK Metcalf caught three of the touchdown passes and finished the night with seven receptions for 182 yards.

Oxford (8-2, 6-0) trailed 14-6 early but held a 26-17 halftime lead. Abraham helped the Chargers get some breathing room with TD passes to Jimmy Greaser and Metcalf in the third quarter, making it 40-17.

Center Hill fell to 5-5 (3-3).

Calhoun City 35, Winona 14: Calhoun City clinched the Division 4-2A title with a fifth win in a row.

Brieton Sykes rushed for 248 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats (8-3, 5-0).

Sykes scored the game’s first touchdown on a 12-yard run and the only touchdowns of the second half on runs of 2 and 11 yards to extend a 20-14 halftime lead.

Sykes also threw a 37-yard scoring pass to Keshun Roberson.

Lafayette 50, Byhalia 8: The Commodores (9-2) secured the No. 2 seed in the Division 2-4A playoffs.

Will Ard threw a pair of TD passes, to Tay Owens (1 yard) and Tyler WIlliams (60 yards) and also ran for a score as Lafayette built a 42-0 halftime lead.

Tyrell Price added a 50-yard scoring run.

West Point 44, New Hope 0: Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, two on long runs, as West Point (8-2, 5-1) won its fifth game in a row.

Murphy scored on a 22-yard pass from Demarrio Edwards and a 70-yard run as the Green Wave rolled to a 14-0 first-quarter lead. Murphy closed the scoring with a 57-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Jeffrey Drake helped lead the shutout effort with a pair of interception returns for TDs, for 25 and 20 yards.

East Webster 21, Eupora 0: The Wolverines (10-1, 4-1) won their fourth in a row with their second shutout of the season.

Jack Wilson accounted for 146 total yards and ran for two TDs. Chase Keller rushed for 118 yards, including a 24-yard TD.

Eupora (7-4, 2-3) was held to minus-5 yards in the second half and 61 yards for the game.

Benton Co 44, New Site 0: Richard Brooks caught two 64-yard TD passes from Philip Tatum to lead the Buccaneers (6-4, 3-2). Tatum finished with three TD passes and Terenz Mason added a 94-yard run.

Noxubee County 35, Houston 10: Noxubee (7-4, 5-0) clinched the first seed in Division 4-4A, while Houston (7-4, 2-3) will be the fourth seed after losing three of its last four.

Falkner 43, Thrasher 14: Autry Windham had four touchdown passes for Falkner (7-3, 5-2 Division 1-1A), which won its fourth in a row.

The Eagles’ running game also pitched in, with Alex Caldwell scoring on a 63-yard run and then a 1-yard run in the second quarter, and his team took a 30-6 lead into the break.

Thrasher (3-7, 1-7) lost its fourth straight.

Baldwyn 28, Mantachie 12: Baldwyn clinched the Division 1-2A title.

The Bearcats (9-2, 5-0) overcame an early 12-0 deficit by reeling off four unanswered touchdowns in the second and third quarters.

Duke Upshaw scored the first two, on a 50-yard pass from Will Smith and then an 86-yard run, the latter giving Baldwyn a 14-12 lead in the third quarter.

Marquavious Patterson added a pair of 6-yard scoring runs.

Logan Pettigo scored both TDs for Mantachie (8-3, 4-1).

Mooreville 13, Hatley 10: Mooreville clinched a playoff berth after winning a defensive struggle.

The Troopers (3-7, 2-3 Division 4-3A) will face Kossuth, the No. 1 seed from 1-3A, next week in the first round.

On Friday, Mooreville got the winning points on Corey Taylor’s 15-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Hatley ends its season at 5-6 (1-4).

Bruce 25, Okolona 18: In a battle of cellar dwellers, Bruce picked up its first Division 4-2A win of the season.

The Trojans (4-7, 1-4) took a 19-12 lead in the third quarter when Wesley Ross hit Hall Tutor on an 18-yard touchdown pass.

Jordan Glaspie’s 5-yard scoring run in the fourth made it a 25-12 game.

Okolona (2-9, 0-5) got two touchdown runs from J.C. Buchannan in the first quarter for the early lead but didn’t score again until late in the game.

Starkville Academy 29, Lee Academy 0: The Vols (10-1) won their seventh in a row to open the MAIS Class AAAplayoffs.

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