MARTIN — Westview and Camden scored a lot of points in the first quarter of their football game Friday night – nearly as many as they combined to score in the final three quarters.
But Westview wound up with more points as the Chargers won 49-28.
Westview rushed as a team for 553 yards, while neither team could pass effectively on a consistent basis.
Camden running back Deshawn Brown and Westview quarterback Jason Hicks scored most of the touchdowns in the first half as Hicks rushed for three scores to Brown’s two before halftime.
Then Westview pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Lions 21-7 after intermission. Parker Beal rushed for all three of the Chargers’ late scores.
Beal led Westview in rushing with 169 yards and four scores.
Brown finished with 241 yards for Camden.
Peabody 35, West Carroll 0: The Golden Tide scored all their points in the first half with two touchdowns in the first quarter and three more in the second.
Jacob Taylor passed for two touchdowns – one to Keyvon Goodwin for 21 yards and another to Hayden Baugus for five yards.
Brandon Johnson ran for three touchdowns, two of them being long runs of 67 and 33 yards.
Hardin Co. 38, Craigmont 0: The Tigers scored early and often to pull away from the Memphis team then added a couple of touchdowns in the second half for good measure.
Cal Gobbell, Tyree Bumphus and Tyree Yarbro each rushed for a touchdown in the first half before Michael Harrison rushed for both of Hardin County’s second half scores.
Francisco Alonzo also had a 37-yard field goal in the first quarter.
Gibson Co. 44, Oakhaven 0: The Pioneers left this game in doubt for very few minutes in the game before pulling away to an insurmountable lead.
Ozzy Rico led the Pioneers with 107 rushing yards, and Collin Warren caught 61 yards of Jackson Cantrell’s 95 passing yards.
Gibson County is 4-2 on the season and now hopes to win a couple of region games in the second half of the season to compete for a playoff spot if not better.
Milan 35, McNairy 6: The Bulldogs pulled away in the second half for the commanding victory and their second win in Region 7-3A play.
Union City 65, Humboldt 7: The Vikings had a hard time playing with the Tornadoes as they scored more than 30 points in the first quarter.
Middleton 32, Tipton-Rosemark 21: The Tigers got back to winning when they outscored the Rebels for their first road win since 2003.
Greenfield 48, Gleason 8: The Yellowjackets got their first Region 7-1A victory and evened their overall record in emphatic fashion by taking advantage of their deeper roster and bigger players.
Dresden 46, South Fulton 7: The Lions haven’t left much room for doubt in many games this season so far, and this game was no different. Dresden remained perfect overall with the region victory.