SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman football team improved to 5-2 on the season with a 39-14 victory against East Prairie's junior varsity on Thursday at SPS Stadium on a rainy, cold night.
"I was really glad we played in this kind of weather because you've got to be able to adjust to different kinds of conditions," said Sikeston coach Steve Bays. "We only had one fumble and that's not too bad with the weather we had. I'm glad East Prairie came up and gave us a game otherwise we would've had an open slot."
Sikeston raced out to a 20-0 lead and were never seriously threatened.
The Bulldogs got on the board in the first quarter on a Dwayne Harris 4-yard run. Eli Jackson added the two-point conversion run to make it 8-0.
Later in the first quarter, Jarian Wims scored on a 28-yard run to make it 14
In the second quarter, Jackson broke loose for a 51-yard run to extend the lead to 20-0.
East Prairie's Kaleb Williford scored on a 30-yard run to cut the lead to 20-6 by halftime.
In the third quarter, Juqualin Wiggins scored on a 10-yard run. Jackson provided the extra point to make it 27-6.
Two minutes later, Jerome Hatcher scored on an 11-yard run to extend the lead to 33-6.
After East Prairie's Dakota Kersey scored on a 15-yard run to cut the lead to 33-14, Jackson scored on the next play for Sikeston on a 60-yard run to reach the final margin.
Jackson carried three times for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Wiggins carried four times for 92 yards with a touchdown and an interception on defense.
Wims carried two times for 68 yards and a score. Harris carried three times for 35 yards and a score. Hatcher had 24 yards on three carries with a score. Dario Lewis had 10 yards on two carries. Rico Ivy had six yards on three carries.
Tanner Bryant completed one pass for nine yards to Niquavious Dixon.
As a team, Sikeston rushed for 375 yards on 20 carries.
"Every kid contributed and it was a good win," said Bays. "Our kids were flying around and having fun. We've got one game left and hopefully we can end it on a positive note. It would be a great way for those guys to go out and start their high school careers."
Sikeston will wrap up its season on Tuesday with a home game against Perryville at 6 p.m.
NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston volleyball team wrapped up its regular season on a winning note as they defeated New Madrid County Central in straight sets, 25-11, 25-23.
Sikeston improves to 18-10-1, its best record since the 2000 season.
Sikeston will now set its sights on the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Farmington. Sikeston, seeded second, will receive a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the Poplar Bluff-Cape Central match on Tuesday at 6:
Against NMCC on Thursday, Sikeston's Martika Davis led the way with eight kills, two blocks and two assists. Others were Quinn Kaiser (8 kills, 7 digs), Emily Taylor (3 kills, 6 digs), Rachel Beydler (18 assists, 5 digs, 2 kills and 1 assist), Caitlin Underwood (3 kills, 1 block), Destinee Walker (2 kills, 1 block), Jennifer Millington (6 digs) and Kiarra Morris (3 digs).