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Jags lose tough one in home opener

By Paul Keane

The Wayne County News

Wayne Academy's Jaguars played well and played tough --- including

rallying to cut the deficit down to one score on three occasions in

fourth quarter --- but could not find an answer for Dakota Amos as

Richton ruined W.A.'s home opener with a 41-34 victory.

The loss dropped the Jaguars to 1-1 on the year heading into next week's

district opener at home against Amite School.

Amos accounted for all six of Richton's touchdowns and ran in a

two-point conversion to account for all but three of the Rebels' points.

The Jaguars, meanwhile, hung tough and rallied multiple times in the

final 12 minutes but couldn't draw close enough to secure the victory.

W.A. got on the board first as Colton Stringer hit a 47-yard field with

10:15 left in the first quarter, then added a 32-yard field goal at the

2:55 mark to make it 6-0. Amos then scored on a 23-yard run to tie

things up at 6-all with 32 seconds remaining.

Amost then scored on runs of 12 and 5 yards sandwiched around a 7-yard

scoring run by Will McRee and the Rebels took a 20-14 lead into the

halftime locker room.

Amos would score on a 2-yard run with 7:43 left in the third quarter to

make it 26-14, then came a fourth quarter where the teams combined for

35 points.

Drake Frasier hauled in a 15-yard pass from McRee with 8:31 left in the

game to make it 26-20 Rebels, but Amos would score on a 25-yard run to

open up a 34-20 lead with 6:27 remaining.

Ja'Marquis Ray scored on a 5-yard run and the Stringer extra point cut

the deficit down to 34-27 with 5:01 left. Again Amos would answer, this

time with a 29-yard touchdown run that made it 41-27.

Ray would then score on a 10-yard run with 2:10 left, and the Stringer

kick made it a one-score game again but the Jaguars could not get the

ball back after that.

For a complete wrap-up of this game, including full statistics, be sure

and pick up a copy of the Aug. 31 edition of The Wayne County News.

Warriors roll past War Eagles, 49-0

By Paul Keane

The Wayne County News

OAK GROVE --- The Warriors of Oak Grove scored 42 points in the first

half en route to a 49-0 rout of Wayne County High School Thursday night

in the season opener for both teams.

The loss dropped the War Eagles to 0-1 on the year heading into an open

date this coming week. WCHS returns to action at home on Friday, Sept. 8

against Greene County.

Oak Grove scored on four of five offensive possessions and added a pair

of defensive scores in the first half to jump out to the commanding

halftime lead. The second quarter featured a running clock.

On Oak Grove's first play of the night, the Warriors scored a 31-yard

pass to make it 7-0 with 9:29 left. Later in the quarter, a 5-yard run

made it 14-0 with 1:52 left.

For good measure, the Warriors then returned a fumble 3 yards to set up

a 21-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, with 9:42 left in the half, the warriors scored

on a 34-yard pass to make it 28-0. A 7-yard run with 4:31 left before

the intermission opened up a 35-0 lead for the home team.

Oak Grove added another defensive score --- this being a 48-yard

interception return --- to make it 42-0 by halftime. That enacted the

running clock rule for the final two quarters of play.

WCHS drove the ball efficiently down to the OGHS 15-yard line twice in

the second half. The first time, a fumble resulted in a 78-yard return

for the Warriors, opening up a 49-0 lead with 1:35 left in the third.

The second time the War Eagles reached the 15-yard line, an interception

in the end zone ended the drive.

For a complete wrap-up of this game, including full statistics, be sure

and pick up a copy of the Aug. 31 edition of The Wayne County News.