GLADEWATER 51, JEFFERSON 13: JEFFERSON - Eligia Carter rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns - three coming in the third quarter - and the Gladewater Bears rolled to a 51-13 win over the Jefferson Bulldogs on Friday at W.F. Lockett Bulldog Stadium.

Carter carried 18 times and led a punishing ground attack that piled up 359 yards. Devin Walker carried 12 times for 8 yards and two scores.

Malik Brasher had 13 carries for 88 yards in the loss for Jefferson.

The Bears (6-2, 4-0) got on the board first when Tristan Holmes hit Khavia Reese on a 47-yard scoring toss with 7:37 to play in the opening quarter. Gladewater took a 10-0 lead on a 30-yard field goal by Justice Hassek early in the second, and Carter made it a 17-0 halftime cushion with a 4-yard TD run.

After Jefferson recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half and cashed in with an 18-yard TD run by quarterback Josh Thomas to make it 17-7, Carter went to work for the Bears.

Carter scored on runs of 18, 29 and 2 yards in the third period, and the Bears enjoyed a 37-7 lead heading into the final stanza.

Walker scored on runs of 11 and 6 yards to put things out of reach, but Jefferson did get on the board again when Carlos Jackson returned the kickoff following Walker's 4-yard run 90 yards for a TD to make the final 51-13.

Jefferson visits Tatum and Gladewater hosts White Oak on Friday.


HARMONY 24, TROUP 19: HARMONY - Caleb McNeil tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jax Wilburn with nine seconds remaining, lifting the Harmony Eagles to a 24-18 win over the Troup Tigers on Friday at Eagle Stadium.

Troup took a 19-18 lead five seconds into the fourth quarter on a 12-yard run by Trevor Padia, but the Eagles drove 91 yards in seven plays with two minutes remaining to capture the win and move to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the district.

Troup drops to 3-4 and 2-2.

Michael Everett gave Harmony a 6-0 lead in the first quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run, but Padia scored on a 31-yard jaunt four minutes later to tie the contest at 6-6 heading to the second.

McNeil's 4-yard TD pass to Corey Parker with 5:53 left in the first half moved Harmony back on top, but Kevin Pierce scored on a 1-yard run for Troup and Dustin Austin booted the PAT to give the Tigers a 13-12 halftime lead.

Everett's 12-yard TD run with 1:15 left in the third gave Harmony an 18-13 lead, but Padia scored early in the fourth for Troup to set up the Eagles' late dramatic drive for the win.

Harmony is at West Rusk and Troup hosts Grand Saline next week.


U. GROVE 33, B. SANDY 8: UNION GROVE - Cooper Vestal and Matthew Bower combined to rush for 290 yards, and the Union Grove Lions broke into the win column in district play with a 33-8 victory over Big Sandy.

Bower completed two passes for 47 yards and a touchdown and added 14 carries for 151 yards and a TD. He also tackled on a pair of two-point conversions and caught three passes for 43 yards.

Vestal was 8 of 12 passing for 67 yards to go along with 15 carries for 139 yards and a TD.

Cannon Cowan caught four passes for 62 yards and a TD, returned an interception for a touchdown on defense and added six tackles.

Union Grove (2-5, 1-2) will visit Frankston next week. Big Sandy (0-6, 0-4) will host Linden-Kildare.


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