Clinton Hands Mustangs a Second Consecutive Loss

JPS Roundup

By Sedrick Durr

Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer

After a 6-0 start, Murrah has recorded a loss for the second consecutive week. Clinton became the latest culprit to hand the Mustangs a defeat by producing a 28-14 victory forthemselves.
Cam Akers completed 10 passes for 187 yards with three of those going into the end zone for the Arrows. Akers was also responsible for rushing for another touchdown to lead them to a 6-1 record overall and a 3-1 Region 2-6A record.
The Mustangs stood competitive in the early going, In fact running back Malik Dear scored on the very first play of the game before punching another touchdown in the second quarter. However, the Arrows defense, led by Lamarcus Thomas kept Murrah away from paydirt after recess. Thomas had three tackles and one interception.
With the loss, the Mustangs fall to 6-2 with a 1-2 division record. Despite the loss, the playoffs are still in reach. Murrah will take on Warren Central this week at Newell Field. The Vikings are 7-0 and 3-0.
While the Mustangs have fallen in recent weeks, Forest Hill managed to get back on the winning track but it came at the expense of Jim Hill. The Falcons took a part the Tigers with a 53-0 shutout.Led by Jamarcus Thompson, Horace Berry and Anthony Brown Jr, the Boys from South Jackson, managed to raise the season average in to 24 points per game after producing several touchdowns leading to the downfall of the Tigers.
Forest Hill improved to 4-4 with 2-3 record in Region 3-6A play while the Jim Hill drops to 1-7 and 0-4. The Tigers will travel to Petal this week as the Falcons are looking forward to a home battle with Provine.
The Rams are coming off of a 24-12 win over Terry. Cameron Bolton scored two rushing touchdowns on 94 yards but the 137 yards of James Taylor produced a touchdown as well.
As a result of the triumph the Rams moved to 4-3 and 1-2. Terry fell 3-4 and 1-2.
In 5A action, Carlos Ransbough rushed for 248 yards on just 18 carries to lead Callaway to a 33-19 victory over Lanier. Those results also included three touchdowns. Gabe Rogers also manufactured a score to go with his 103 all-purpose yards.
The Chargers held the Bulldogs to one score in the second half. At 3-5 and 2-1 in 2-5A, they will now travel to Ridgeland while the Bulldogs, look to rebound at Pearl at 1-7 and 0-3.
Meanwhile, Wingfield fell on the short end of a 66-6 blowout from Wayne County. The Falcons fell to 1-6 and 0-3 in 3-5A play. The will host West Jones this week.