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Caruthersville rolls again; Malden falls to Corning

Sunday, September 19, 2004

CARUTHERSVILLE - Kendrickus Reed ran for 108 yards and Adam Cecil for 191 as the Carutherville Tigers continued their domination of southeast Missouri opponents.

Week three's victim, the Charleston Blue Jays in a 44-0 shellacking that found the Caruthersville offense raking in 503 yards to Charleston's 103.

Quarterback Keith Creekmore was 9-of-19 for 131 yards and three scores.

The one-sided affair began in the first quarter as the Tigers scored three touchdowns, missing a PAT and a two-point attempt to lead 19-0.

In the second frame, Cecil crossed the goal line twice to run the score to 31-0 at the half.

In the second half, Paul Sanders would rn for a touchdown as well as catch an 11-yard toss from Creekmore to make the score 44-0 Tigers.

Caruthersville made two goal line stands against the Charleston offense to maintain the shut out.

Caruthersville (3-0) goes to Hayti next week and Charleston (2-1) hosts New Madrid County Central.

KENNETT - The Community of Kennett can thank the defense of the Indians in the outcome of the contest with the Hayti Indians Friday night at Metz Cherry Stadium. The defense of Kennett held Hayti to just 28 total yards of offense in rout to a 28-7 victory.

During every tackle it seemed like Brandon Hardwick, Ben Howard and Ben Foster were all involved. The trio contributed as a unit allowing the Kennett offense to spend more time on the field controlling the clock and the tempo of the contest.

Kennett (1-2) racked up 173 total yards of offense with Dontavis Jones leading the way on the ground with 37 yards while Adam Parker had three catches for 74 yards.

Hayti had trouble hanging onto the football on their first possession of the game with Tim Gardner fumbling and giving Kennett excellent field position at the Hayti 21.

After both schools exchanged punts, Jones was hit hard and stripped at the line of scrimmage. As a result, Hayti's Willie Wilson took it in from 10 yards out as the first stanza expired. Randall Gilmore added the PAT to give Hayti the 7-0 advantage.

Kennett may have caught the break of their season when Ragsdale picked up a fumble from Hayti's Dylan Gurley and ran it out from 16 yards to pull them within a point after the PAT was blocked at the :16 of the second quarter.

Kennett caught another scoring opportunity during the third frame when Hayti issued a short punt that set them up at the Hayti 26.

Two plays later, Jones scored behind great blocking to the weak side to give KHS the lead.

Locket found Parker for the two-point conversion to put KHS up 14-7 with 9:16 left in the third.

KHS put the game away early in the fourth quarter with a 34-yard strike from Lockett to Ragsdale extending the Kennett advantage to 21-7 with 9:55 left to play.

Alando Edwards added a touchdown late for the game's final score from three yards out.

Coach Jones credited his defense for the way they stepped up for the team's first win of the season.

Kennett will attempt to win two in a row when they host Farmington next week.

MALDEN - Penalties and turnovers would cost the Malden Green Wave big as they were defeated by the Corning, Ark. Bobcats 20-6. Malden's quarterback Jonathan Henfling would have his worst game of the season, throwing four interceptions.

Corning would strike first on their first drive of the night, scoring with 9:53 left in the first Quarter after a rush by quarterback Zach Prater. The field goal attempt would be no good.

Malden would answer Corning's touchdown with one of their own with 4:37 left in the first half as Terrell Butler would rush for 58 yards for the touchdown. The field goal kick would be blocked.

Corning would score again with 2:07 minutes left in the third Quarter after a rush by Sheridan Jackson for two yards. The 2-point conversion attempt would be no good. Jeremy Rice would lead Corning most of the drive with rushes from deep in Corning's territory.

Corning's final touchdown drive of the night began in the third Quarter and ended with 9:25 left in the game with a 1-yard rush by Rice.

The 2-point conversion attempt would be good after a pass from Prater to Rice.

The drive would begin as a result of Malden's Kaleum Reid fumbling the ball and it being recovered by Corning's Scotty Catt. Sheridan Jackson for the Bobcats would rush for 50+ yards on this drive.

PORTAGEVILLE -- The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 with a 41-0 rout of Fulton County (Ky.) on Friday.

Antonio Scott led Portageville on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

Scott, from his tailback position, rushed for 128 yards with touchdown runs of 36 and 1 yard and from his linebacker spot picked off two Fulton County passes. He returned one for 43 yards and a TD and another for 38 yards to place the Bulldogs in scoring position.

Casey Ash visited the end zone twice, once on a 3-yard run and again on a 5-yard pass from quarterback C. J. Medley. Sophomore running back Leonard Boyd rambled in from 11 yards for another Bulldog score.

Portageville's defense held Fulton County to 48 rushing yards.

Portageville meets winless Chaffee on Friday at 7 p.m., at Chaffee.