Friday night rewind: Noxubee beats up Louisville

Noxubee County crushes Louisville 33-7 on Friday.

Noxubee County crushes Louisville 33-7 on Friday.

Noxubee County 33, Louisville 7

The Tigers dominated their rival, building a 14-0 lead and holding a 154-34 edge in yards in the first half. They have won three in a row since starting region play and sit alone atop Region 4-4A. Jeffery Simmons (left ankle) was held out again this week.

Key Player

Timorris Conner, Noxubee County

Conner was 9 of 12 passing for 197 yards with scoring tosses of 6 and 29 yards, and he ran for a 10-yard score in the third quarter.

Key Moment

Early in 1st quarter

Noxubee County had a goal line stand on defense and then marched 99 yards on 17 plays with Ladaveon Smith capping the drive with a 3-yard run. The Tigers’ Art Davis then blocked a punt, and Kalmorris Robinson scooped it up and returned it 24 yards for a TD and a 14-0 Noxubee lead.

Coach Speak

“We played good tonight. I thought we played a very good football team. It’s a rivalry game, but the most important thing, we probably won the division with this win. We’re getting back healthy and playing like we started off the beginning of the season. I like where we are.”

— Tyrone Shorter, Noxubee Co.

Ridgeland 31, Vicksburg 21

The Titans scored 31 points in a row to build a 24-point lead in the fourth quarter and improved to 3-1 in Region 2-5A play.

Key Player

Torrye Evans, Ridgeland

Evans scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter — his first of the season — to give the Titans a 31-7 lead.

Key Moment

5:36, 2nd quarter

Kle Dennis picked up a fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown to put Ridgeland up for good at 14-7. The Titans came back and scored on a long pass for another TD and a 21-7 lead.

Coach Speak

“It’s all about the region. Nothing else matters. My kids don’t quit, and they came out and played. We talk about playing hard, playing fast. That’s what our kids really do.”

— Kenny Burton, Ridgeland

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