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Freshman football wins season opener

Friday, September 8, 2006

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Sikeston freshman running back Eli Jackson stiff-arms a Scott City defender during Thursday's game
(Photo by Chris Moore, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman football team opened the season with a 25-8 victory against Scott City on Thursday at SPS Stadium.

Sikeston opened the scoring with a 41-yard touchdown reception by Dwayne Harris on a short pass from Tanner Bryant. Eli Jackson provided the extra point to lead 7-0 in the first quarter.

Sikeston scored with 4:38 left in the second quarter on a Jackson 33-yard run to the end zone to lead 13-0 heading into halftime.

Jackson had a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to take a 19-0 lead.

Scott City broke the shutout with a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Ben DeLos Santos and the ensuing 2-point conversion pass to Brennan Liesman to cut the lead to 19-8.

Sikeston added one more score in the fourth quarter, another short pass to Harris who turned it into a 29-yard touchdown keyed by a nice downfield block by DeAdrian Grissom.

Jackson led the Bulldogs in rushing, carrying 11 times for 136 yards and two scores.

Jaqualin Wiggins alternated between slot back and quarterback, carrying nine times for 70 yards and completing 1-of-2 passes for 38 yards.

Wiggins also had a 65-yard punt return called back by a penalty.

Harris caught two passes for 70 yards, both touchdowns. Harris also had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that was brought back by a penalty.

Bryant completed 2-4 passes for 70 yards.

Jarian Wims carried four times for 10 yards.

Sikeston's freshmen will be back in action next Thursday at Dexter at 6 p.m. The Sikeston eighth grade team will open the season at New Madrid County Central on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

JACKSON -- The Sikeston tennis team fell to Jackson on the road on Thursday, 7-2.

Sikeston's only winners were Jenni DeWitt in singles and the doubles team of DeWitt and Tess Marshall.

"We played better today even though we only had two wins," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "Megan (Underhill) had an awesome match. They went back and forth."

Singles

1. Jenni DeWitt (S) def. Sarah Detring, 8-1

2. Tess Marshall (S) lost to Erinne Haff, 3-8

3. Danielle Ahlfield (S) lost to Alynda Lane, 2-8

4. Megan Underhill (S) lost to Maura Neader, 6-8

5. Taylor Allen (S) lost to Ellyn Beil, 0-8

6. Hannah Moore (S) lost to Rachel Batz, 2-8

Doubles

1. DeWitt/Marshall def. Lane/Beil, 8-5

2. Ahlfield/Underhill lost to Detring/Haff, 2-8

3. Allen/Moore lost to Neader/Allison Keiper, 2-8

JV winners

none

SIKESTON -- A shaky defensive effort proved to be the undoing of the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs in a 13-12 loss to East Prairie on Thursday at the Sports Complex.

Sikeston (0-9) committed 10 errors -- seven in the final two innings -- as the Lady Eagles scored six runs in the sixth to wipe out a 7-4 deficit, then three more in the seventh for 13-8 advantage.

"It's just basic, fundamental errors," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King. "We had 10 errors in the scorebook, but also had several others, like baserunning mistakes, that don't show in the book."

The Bulldogs made it interesting with a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh.

"It's frustrating," said King, "but some things are going in the right direction."

Kaycie Williams (2-for-4) and Kelsie Cooper (1-for-3) collected the Sikeston hits.

Mara Krokstrom, who allowed three hits with 11 walks and five strikeouts, took the loss for the Bulldogs.

Sikeston's JV won its game in a three-runs or three-outs format.

The Sikeston varsity goes on the road to Arnold for the Seckman Tournament at 9 a.m. on Saturday.