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Cougars drop region game 41-20

Santez Campbell scored five rushing touchdowns as Greene County defeated Lawrence County 41-20 in Region 7-4A high school football Friday night.

Campbell scored on runs of 5, 20, 15, 3, and 38 yards, as the homestanding Wildcats took a firm grip on second place in the region. In all, Campbell rushed 22 times for 147 yards.

Lawrence County took an early 7-0 lead when Cougar linebacker Perez Tyler scooped up a Campbell fumble and raced 25-yards for a touchdown on Greene County’s first offensive play. Greene County responded immediately with a touchdown drive to tie the game. After that, the Wildcats largely had their way.

Lawrence County failed to pick up a first down in the first half. The Cougars’ initial first down came on a 61-yard touchdown pass from Haden Mullins to Bryan Bogan early in the third quarter. That score cut a two-touchdown Greene County lead in half, making it a 20-13 game.

With eight minutes left in the game, Lawrence County’s Ahmad Brown scored on a 10-yard run — again cutting a GC lead in half — at 27-20. That was as close as the Cougars would get, however. Greene County added two late scores.

Greene County and Lawrence County both moved to 7-3 overall, and 3-1 in the region. Lawrence County will wrap up the regular season at Poplarville this Friday.

Story by Craig Davis