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.
Without a doubt, @smhs_hornets & @chsbr_football lived up to the hype. An 8-3 Central lead at the half, turned to Scotlandville rallying for 13 straight points & a 16-8 win. Hornets still unbeaten on the year.@lricard8 @DueceWilliams @jmg5k @zae1qb___ pic.twitter.com/7WhtvH3tnK
— Matt Trent (@MCTrent23) October 31, 2020
The Advocate’s Robin Fambrough points out that penalties (42 in all) also had a dampening effect on both teams’ attempts at forward progress.
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.
Father knows best: Advice from his namesake pushed Scotlandville RB Marlon Gunn Jr. to new heights | High School Sports | https://t.co/7UayKczvp8 https://t.co/nhnl9JtQG6
— yolanda. day (@Yogi1962) October 28, 2020
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.
5-0 🐝⚫️ pic.twitter.com/ekB6AtTdGZ
— Reggie King (@ReggieK03) October 31, 2020
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.
@yk_swift13 played like a damn warrior tonight. The kid made of something different. Stand tall young man….
— Colby Jackson (@CoachColbyJ) October 31, 2020
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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