Strong Defense and Special Teams Propel Scotlandville Over Central

Defense made a strong stand on both sides of the ball in this Class 5A District 4 matchup between the Scotlandville Hornets and the Central Wildcats.

Amazing play by both teams on defense meant that the score was low and the struggle was real for the Hornets and Wildcats offenses. Special teams showed out for both sides, with blocked punts for Central as well as Scotlandville.

The Advocate’s Robin Fambrough points out that penalties (42 in all) also had a dampening effect on both teams’ attempts at forward progress.

Hornets Highlights

Marlon Gunn Jr. may have been hurt during his glorious 72-yard run, where he was taken down just inside the 5. The 3-Star RB has offers from Virginia, New Mexico, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Southern University, and Alcorn State.

C’zavian Teasett was the difference maker in this game with two big touchdown passes – one to John Hubbard and one to Prairie View A&M commit Reggie King. The 15-year old QB already has offers from South Alabama, FSU and Ole Miss and its easy to see why.

Central Capitalizes on Penalties

After penalties got the Wildcats to within 5-yards, Jonathan Swift scored for Central using his legs for his 5th rushing touchdown of the year.

The Wildcats had a chance to bring it back late in the 4th quarter,  but Jonathan Swift missed Josiah Rankins on a fourth and goal from the Scotlandville 6-yard line to seal the game.

Scotlandville improves to 5-0 while Central falls to 4-1.

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