Copiah clips Copiah in two overtimes
GALLMAN — A second overtime was all the Copiah Academy Colonelsneeded to put away the pesky Columbia Academy Cougars for a tough12-6 victory on a rain-soaked Friday night.
At the end of regulation, the game was tied 0-0. Copiah won thecoin toss and went on offense first. Price Henley scored on thefirst play on a 10-yard run. The PAT kick failed and the Colonelsled the Cougars 6-0.
Columbia answered back with its own touchdown on fourth down andfive yards to go. The Cougars were stopped on their extra pointattempt and the game was deadlocked at 6-apiece.
In the second OT, Copiah went on defense first and stoppedColumbia. On the Colonels first play, Henley broke loose again forhis second 10-yard TD of the game for the 12-6 win.
“The weather was terrible,” said Copiah head coach MitchMitchell. “The defense did a good job. We did a good job in OT. Weblocked well defensively.”
The soggy field conditions didn’t help either team. The Colonelshad six turnovers and lost three. The Cougars lost two of threefumbles.
Powering 2-1 Copiah with 19 rushes for 58 yards was Henley. JakeGuess rushed five times for 48 yards.
Colonel quarterback Bennett Wilson completed 3 of 11 passes for45 yards. Will Ervin caught one pass for 24 yards followed byStephen Assink with one catch for 12 and Guess with one catch forseven.
Offensively, Copiah finished with 154 yards and 6 first downs.Columbia collected 109 total yards on offense and made 9 firstdowns.
On defense, the Colonels were led by AndyJackson with eight tackles. Making seven stops each were Scott Akinand Henley. Clint Denson intercepted two passes.
Copiah travels to Central Hinds Friday night. The game kicks offat 7 p.m.