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,Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, November 5, 2015 To Win Over Quarterback Desmond Hunter threw four touch- down passes and Wilkinson County High School's de- fense forced six turnovers as the Wildcats took care of the Wesson High School Co- bras 36-6 on Friday night, October 30, in an MHSAA Division 7-3A game. Wilkinson 'County got off to a slow start against a struggling Wesson team. The Wildcats didn't score any points in the first quar- ter and were still up only 16-6 at halftime before fi- nally taking control in the third period. "We had a lackluster first quarter. The second quarter, we started moving the ball," said WCHS Head Coach Kenneth Brown. "Then we messed around and they scored right at the end of the first half." Brown was concerned that that touchdown would swing momentum over to Wesson. Instead, the de- fense forced and recovered a Cobra fumble and turned that into a touchdown and a two-point conversion for a 24-6 Wildcat lead. Hunter got into a good rhythm in the third quarter en route to going 18 for 27 on the night for 245 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions: Jaquari- ous Stewart had five catch- es for 114 yards and two touchdowns. "We started making better throws and started catching the ball," Brown said. WCHS put up 20 points in the third quarter, and its defense pitched a shut- out in the second half. The Wildcat defense forced six turnovers. Juan Anthony returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown, and LaKendrick Washing- ton had two fumble recov- eries. With the win and Jef- ferson County's loss to Franklin County, Wilkin- son County finished third in Division 7-3A. "We're glad to be back in the playoffs," Brown stated. "But we need to play better in the first half." WCHS, (6-5, 3-2), will visit Morton High School, also (6-5, 3-2), in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A South State Playoffs on Friday, November 6. Kick- offis at 7 p.m. THE FAR CORNER Ft. Adams & Lake Mary by Rhonda Quirk Last week panic struck when the rain started to fall. Folks were hustling to get off Lake Mary and Pecan Grove because it is .very easy to get stranded during a heavy rain storm. :Percy Creek jammed up with logs and debris caus- ing washouts along Lake Mary Road. The ditch on the backstreet in Fort Ad- ams jumped and the water flowed across to Fort Ad- ams Main Street cutting off access to Jackson Point Road. Even if Jackson Point hadn't been cutoff, the bea- ver damn always overflows and prevents passage. It is only reasonable that folks go into crisis mode around here at the sight of a thunder storm. Can you imagine having an emer- gency situation during a rain storm here? No way in and no way out! You just have to sit and wait until the water drops enough to drive through it, and wouldn't you know it, I was scheduled for outpatient surgery Monday morning at the new Field Health System. Well, with all the predicted rain, we had al- :ready made plans to stay at our camp on the Lake Mary Road, which is only a quar- ter mile from Highway 24. The surgery went well and I was back at the camp by 3:30. Now, do we go home or stay at the camp was the big question. We opted to stay at the camp for safety reasons. Actually, I was afraid the bumpy ride down Jackson Point Road might rip my stiches out, and I was still quite sore. This is not normal! I should be able to return home after sur- gery and not .... wOrry about if it is going to rain or if my stitches will remain intact because the road is sub- standard. Especially, when there is FEMA funding somewhere out there to fix the Jackson Point, Fort Ad- ams and Lake Mary Roads. I have been told in the past that things are in progress. Well, everything here re- mains in the same deplor- able condition. I would love to go back to my home, but it is too risky until I get my stiches out on Tuesday. How crazy is that? I am grate- ful that we do have a high water camp, but it is not my home. I should be able to go home without fear of becoming stranded or injur- ing myself in the process of getting there. As citizens of the Unit- VINE BROS. MEATS H5 HwY. 24 EAST CENTREVILLE 6oF645-6333 --- want you to know -- Rushing An outstanding offensive line and a talented backfield wins games. Just ask the most recent opponents of Wilkinson County Christian Academy. In the first round of the MAIS 2A State Playoffs the WCCA Rams' offensive unit dominated visiting Green- villelChristian School with a 60-30 victory and a berth in the 2A quarterfinals. WCCA, the No. 1 ranked team in the 16-team play- off bracket, ~ play No. 8 ranked Prentiss Christian, a 42-22 winner over No. 9 Tu- nica Academy. As the highest ranked team, WCCA will host the quarter-final playoff game against Prentiss this Friday night, November 5, at Son Chisholm Field in Woodville. Game time is set for 7 p.m. In the first quarter against Greenville Christian this past Friday the Rams didn't look like the top team in the MAIS 2A playoffs. : But, once the second quar- ter got under way, the Rams dominated GCS in nearly ev- ery aspect on their way to the lopsided 60-30 win. "Our biggest problem was we had trouble tack- ling," said WCCA Head Coach Christopher McGraw. "They've got some good ath- letes. They're not as fast as Trinity, but they've got some tall players." Greenville Christian's passing game allowed the visiting Saints to take a 16- 14 lead over the Rams at the end of the first period. Coach McGraw attributed this to two things -- his team com- ing out fiat and not making enough stops. Then came quarter num- ber two and the emergence of the Rams' potent rushing attack. Ram leading running back Caleb Poole and the Ram offensive line took con- trol of the contest. Poole finished the game with 329 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. His TD runs were good for 55, 14 and 89 yards. BREAKS FREE FOR YARDAGE -- Wilkinson County Christian Acad- emy running back Kevin Folds, No. 24 at right, is shown running free for a good gain in the Rams' recent game against Trinity. In WCCA's first round playoff game against Greenville Christian Academy in Woodville on Friday night, October 30, Folds caught a pass and turned the play into a 52-yard touchdown. At left is Ram offensive lineman No. 58 Luke Littleton who is headed down field to block. WCCA, the No. 1 ranked team in the MAIS 2A playoff bracket, defeated Greenville Chris- tian 60-30 to advance to the second round playoffs. WCCA will host No. 8 ranked Prentiss Christian this Fri- day, November 6, beginning at 7 p.m. -- Woodville Republican Photo by Andy J. Lewis McGraw said the play of the offensive line, led by se- niors Luke Littleton, Tyler Butler and Sam Nicholas in the middle of that line, opened up big holes not on- ly for Poole, but for Steven Franks and Kyle Folds. Franks finished the game with 86 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries while Kyle Folds had 11 car- ries for 60 yards and one touchdown. "They've been do'mg it all year," said McGraw. "Caleb ran hard. He followed his blocking well. He had only one carry for zero yards. To have back-to-back 300-yard games like he has is rare. But he would say he's getting those yards because of the of- fensive line's play." Poole threw the ball just three tunes in the game, completing one of them for a 52-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Folds. The Rams out-scored the Saints 24-8 in the second quarter and 22-0 in the third quarter to take a command- ing 60-24 lead. "They played a lot better (after the first quarter). We settled down a little bit," McGraw said of his defense which forced three turn- overs. On defense the Rams were led by Franks with 9 tackles, 3 sacks; Hutch Holden 9 tackles; Drew Skin- ner 9 tackles and a sack; Sam Nicholas 8 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 fumble recovery; Braden Passinger 7 tackles and 1 int.; and Phillip Cutrer 5 tackles and I int. WC GCS First Downs N/A N/A Rush Yds. 57494 28-58 Pass Yds. 52 324 Total Yds. 546 382 Passing 1-3-0 20-38-2 rum. Lost N/A N/A Punting N/A 1-35 Penalties 542 8-55 by David Owens Adams County, Chris- tian