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Westview gets off the deck to nip Camden; Harper shines again

Westview gets off the deck to nip Camden; Harper shines again
Buddy Legens ran 42 yards for a touchdown with less than three minutes to play, and Hyuntae Kim’s ensuing point-after provided the ultimate difference as fourth-ranked Westview rallied to beat No. 7 Camden 28-27 in a battle of highly-rated Class 2A teams Friday.

The Chargers (5-0) came back twice from 14-point deficits to forge a 21-all tie on J.C. Griggs’ 53-yards scoring scamper in the third period. They found themselves down again in the fourth after the second of two Andy Travis’ TD runs put Camden up 27-21.

The Lions lost more than a ballgame, too, as starting quarterback Spencer Berry tore knee ligaments in the second quarter and underwent surgery Saturday morning. Camden was also without standout running back Leon Williams for a good part of the game after Williams, who scored two first-quarter touchdowns to put his team up 14-0, left the game with an ankle injury.

Legens scored twice for Martin, while Harrison Moore returned a kickoff 93 yards to paydirt. Griggs ended up with 108 yards rushing.

Camden dominated the contest statistically with nearly 100 more offensive yards (350-260) and 11 more first downs.

Travis ran for 113 yards and two TDs for the Lions.

In other games from Friday:

Trenton 28, Humboldt 27

Kendall Harper can take another bow.

Harper was again the star of the Peabody show, rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns and throwing to Raphael Miller for a fourth score.

It was his second completion to Miller, though — on a fake extra-point try in overtime — that made Harper a show-stopper and gave the Tide their thrilling victory.

Harper had scoring jaunts of 74, 1 and 53 yards and had a 53-yard TD pass wiped out via penalty in the fourth quarter prior to hitting Miller for a five-yard touchdown.

Tamias Johnson ran for 103 yards to account for the remainder of Trenton’s offense.

Humboldt, which played without two-way standout Elijah Epperson, got 123 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Chauncey Hunt.

McKenzie 28, Huntingdon 19

Jake Johnson ran for two second-half TDs and a balanced Rebel attack helped the state’s No. 9-ranked Class A team claim Carroll County bragging rights.
Derek Carr threw for 155 yards and a touchdown, and three different McKenzie backs ran for 60 or more yards.

Matt Weathers totaled 165 yards rushing and a score for Huntingdon, which accounted for two of its three TDs via fumble recoveries.

Bruceton 25, Fay. Acad. 14

Chad Jordan scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and ran for 155 yards and three TDs in all to lead the Tigers.

Bruceton, which was beaten by FA 48-0 last season, led 13-0 in the first period before Davis Cocke threw a pair of scoring passes in the third stanza to lift the Vikings to a one-point lead heading down the stretch.

Dyer Co. 48, Chester Co. 0

Quarterbacks Adam Clark and Peyton Lucas combined to hit on 22-of-29 passes for 264 yards and five touchdowns to help the Choctaws improve to 4-1 and extend CC’s losing streak to 15 games.

Clark was 15-of-20 for 188 yards and three scores. Jared Hunter caught two of those TD tosses and had 80 yards receiving.

Chester County ended up with minus-7 total yards.

Gibson Co. 35, West Carroll 14

Antonne Cunningham fattened up his personal stats against a Class A club for the second time this season with 205 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Cunningham had racked up 184 yards and two scores against Halls in the Pioneers’
Week 0 opener — the team’s only other win in five games.

Jake Hill ran for two TDs for Gibson County.

Dyersburg 49, Westwood 8

The fourth-ranked Trojans remained unbeaten as slotbacks Tyler Caldwell and Rashad Taylor had identical seven-carry, 170-yard nights.

Logan Parker ran for two touchdowns before he and the remainder of the D’burg starters took some of the third and all the fourth quarter off during the routing.

Milan 27, B.T. Washington 6

The Bulldogs needed 20 fourth-quarter points to finally put away the Memphians.
Randy Treadwell ran for two touchdowns and caught a 37-yard pass from Luke Postoak for a third score for the No. 6 (Class 2A) Bulldogs.

JCS 21, TCA 0

The Eagles improved to 4-1 in a contest that saw both teams lose major play-makers due to injury.

Standout TCA quarterback Hewitt Tomlin suffered a sprained elbow and wrist on his non-throwing arm, while running back Nat Crenshaw left the game with an ankle sprain. JCS receiver Chase Presley suffered a broken leg and will be lost for the remainder of the season.

Eagle QB Matt Hudson, himself returning to the lineup after missing some of last week with an injury, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another.

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