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Cobras hosting Mize; Lawrence County travels to PRC

Coach Jeremy Loy and his Wesson Cobras are hungry for a win tonight as they host Mize. After beating Brookhaven High in Monticello last week, the Lawrence County Cougars are on the road to Carriere as they take on the Pearl River Central Blue Devils tonight.

Wesson

Mize (2-0) beat West Lincoln 41-7 in their season opener and Mount Olive 27-0 last week. Wesson (0-2) lost 30-6 at 4A Sumrall last week after dropping a close game to Crystal Springs in their season opener.

The key for Wesson defensively will be stopping the run as the Bulldogs are averaging 322 yards per game on the ground.

Wesson will also need to cut down on the turnovers that plagued them against Sumrall. Defensively sophomore Collin McGowan is the top tackler for the Cobras followed by senior Scott Hutt.

Last season, Wesson beat Mize 27-0 in Smith County. In that win Wesson QB Antrelle Sims ran 11 times for 223 yards. Through the first two games this season Sims has rushed for 71 yards.

Kickoff in Stone Stadium on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College is set for 7 p.m.

Lawrence County

Coach Jesse Anderson and his Cougars (2-0) are seeking to stay hot when they face the Blue Devils tonight.

5A PRC is coached by second-year head man Jacob Owen. In week one they lost 28-17 at Hancock and last week were beaten 42-17 at home by cross-county rival Poplarville.

Pearl River running back Detrich Spikes led their offense and averages 7.5 yards per carry. Spikes has run for 241 yards and a pair of scores on the season.

Expect the clock to run fast in this one as both teams will most likely keep the ball on the ground every possession. PRC has completed three passes in two games while LC has not completed a pass thus far in 2019. 

Who needs to pass the ball when you’re averaging 332 yards rushing per game like the Cougars are? Against Brookhaven High the LC double-wing attack went for 430 yards on the ground. Lawrence County ball carriers averaged 14.3 yards per carry and the team scored five rushing touchdowns.

The Cougar defense also caused three turnovers against BHS as they snagged two interceptions and one fumble.

Kickoff in Pearl River County is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight.