Lowndes County football teams fall on road

Published 12:41 am Saturday, September 22, 2012

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

All three Lowndes County high schools took it on the chin in football on the road Friday night.

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Lowndes Academy fell to South Choctaw in Toxey 18-15, Calhoun fell to Goshen High in Goshen 54-30 and Central fell to Luverne High School in Luverne 42-24.

Lowndes Academy

South Choctaw led 12-0 at the half but the Lowndes Academy Rebels scored a touchdown and 2-point conversion with five minutes left in the game to make it an 18-15 final for the home standing Rebels.

For the Lowndes Academy Rebels, Quarterback Cody Harrell was the leading rusher with 38 yards on 10 carries. And Garrett Headley was the leading receiver with seven pass receptions for 129 yards.

David Hussey was the leading defender for Lowndes Academy with nine tackles and one interception.

Headley scored for the visiting Rebels on a 69-yard pass reception and a 22-pass reception.

Harrell was 10-18 for 121 yards passing and kicked one point after and scored a 2-point conversion.

“It’s a work in progress,” said Volleyball coach Ron Wilkinson, who provided the stats for this game.

Also providing information was Dee Ann Campbell of The Choctaw Sun-Advocate.

The Lowndes Academy Rebels fall to 2-3 on the season 1-3 in region 2, 2A and host Southern Academy this coming Friday night.


Calhoun head football coach Bill Williamson saw his Tigers fall to 0-4 overall 0-3 in 2A Region 3 play.

He said Jamine Jordan had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, a 30-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown and completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jeffery Moss for a touchdown.

He said Jamarcus Davison had a 10-yard touchdown run and scored three 2-point conversions to make the final 54-30.

“Mykal Sanders was our best lineman offensively and defensively,” Williamson said.

“We played real hard like we always do,” Williamson said. “Their line was bigger than ours.”

Williamson also said he disciplined four players for this game he hopes to get back.

This coming Friday night, Calhoun hosts Georgiana.


Central head football coach James Bibb reported that despite the 42-24 loss to Luverne “We had some bright spots.”

He said   T.J. (Terraris Saffold) caught a 50-yard pass for a touchdown and 30-yard pass for a touchdown from quarterback Michael Rush.

He also said Marquis Thicklin caught a 40-yard pass for a touchdown and Marcus Mitchell has a 60-yard run for a touchdown.

“We’re still making too many mistakes,” Bibb said. “We’re still having too many mental lapses, you know, against too good of teams to come out on top.”

He said the team would keep working “until we can all put it together.”

The 0-4 Lions will host Montgomery Academy this coming Friday.