Lawrence, Franklin in home games

Published 5:00 am Friday, November 2, 2007

The Lawrence County Cougars host the Port Gibson Blue WavesFriday night in the final Region 6-4A game of the regular season.The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

Area action includes Amite County at Franklin County, ForestHill at McComb, North Pike at South Pike and Hazlehurst at CrystalSprings.

Wesson has an open date this week. The Cobras (8-1, 5-1) arecurrently ranked No. 8 in the AP 2A Prep Poll. They are second inthe Region 6-2A.

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Lawrence County, coached by Mike Davis, handed Forest Hill a61-18 whipping in a key Region 6-4A game last Friday. The Cougars(8-1, 4-1) are No. 2 in the region this week.

Port Gibson (1-7, 0-5) is winless in region play and fell toMendenhall 24-8 last week.

DAILY LEADER Offensive Player of the Week Kendrick Hardy poweredthe Lawrence County running game with 23 rushes for 202 yards and 4touchdowns in the win over Forest Hill. Isaiah Ferdinand followedwith 8 rushes for 126 yards. Making 8 carries for 116 yards wasJosh Cameron.

THE LCHS offensive line includes Trey Harvey at center, JoshuaMagee at right guard, Montario Taylor at right tackle, MartezBryant at left guard, Carlton Harris at left tackle and BlakeStalans and Brandon Middlebrook at tight end.

Last year, Lawrence County whipped Port Gibson 35-0.

Wesson enjoys an open date after beating theMcLaurin Tigers in 21-14 overtime last week. The Cobras, coached byTommy Clopton, got the winning TD from Chris Fink who scored a5-yard touchdown. The Cobra defense stopped the Tiger offense atthe 1-yard line to secure the win.

Senior running back Roy Williams powered the Wesson ground gamewith 19 carries for 77 yards. Jeromy Smith rushed 13 times for 61yards.

The Cobra defense was led by linebacker Beau Wilson with 12tackles. DAILY LEADER Defensive Player of the Week John Craft andMichael Box recorded 9 tackles apiece. Craft also intercepted apass.

McComb won a close 23-21 Region 6-4A contestover Florence last Friday. Coach Randy Martin’s Tigers (6-3, 3-2)return to McComb and wrap up regular season play with region foeForest Hill.

Leading the Tigers with 15 carries for 118 yards was DemarcusButler. Justin Powell followed with 10 carries for 85 yards and aTD. Scoring a touchdown apiece were Anthony Daniels (29 yards) andMario Smith (34 yards).

Forest Hill (2-7, 1-4) fell to Lawrence County last week.

South Pike is tied with Jefferson County forfirst place in the Region 7-3A with 4-1 worksheets. Last Friday,Coach Randall Huffman’s Eagles nipped the Tylertown Chiefs 6-0.

North Pike (2-7, 2-3) was hammered 38-6 by Jefferson County. TheJaguars are under the direction of first year head coach ChrisSmith.

Issac Tate rushed the ball 16 times for 51 yards in South Pike’swin over Jefferson County. Owen Royal Jr. rushed 9 times for 54yards

In last season’s game, South Pike crushed North Pike 43-20.

Crystal Springs is back home for its final gameof the season against Region 7-3A rival Hazlehurst. Coached byDavid Virgil, the Tigers are 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the region.Crystal Springs stopped Amite County 6-0 last week.

The Indians, coached by Vernon Perry, won the region title.Hazlehurst is 5-4 on the season and 5-0 in region play aftersmashing Jackson Bailey 63-0 last week.

Hazlehurst knocked off Crystal Springs 37-22 in last year’smatchup.