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Milan, Westview still on collision course;

Milan, Westview still on collision course;
A two-point conversion run by J.W. Williams following a short scoring plunge by Jabronski Gilbert with four minutes to play helped fifth-ranked Milan hold off Jackson Christian School and onto a share of the Region 8-2A lead with a 14-13 victory over the Eagles Friday night.

The Bulldogs won their sixth straight after a season-opening loss to Huntingdon and remained tied with No. 3-rated Westview atop the 8-2A standings with a perfect 4-0 mark. Milan and Martin play in Week 10.

JCS (5-2, 2-2), in its first season in the double-A ranks after winning the Class 1A state championship last season, scored 13 unanswered points after spotting Milan a 6-0 lead to carry a 13-6 into the final minutes.

A pair of short Cody Jones field goals and a one-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hudson to Tanner Perkins accounted for the Eagles’ points.

Gilbert, who scored both Milan TDs, finished with 87 yards rushing, while quarterback Justin Coleman threw for 169 yards on 14-of-22 passing. Trevino Moore was on the receiving end of eight passes for 112 yards.

Hudson had 14 completions for 152 for JCS, seven of those going to Perkins for 83 yards.

In other games from Week 7 Friday night:

Westview 38, USJ 10

Buddy Legens ran for a 53-yard touchdown on the Chargers’ first play from scrimmage to help third-ranked Westview remain perfect after seven games.

Legens finished with 107 yards rushing on just four carries, and teammates J.C. Griggs (92) and Harrison Moore (82) combined to help Martin rush for 396 yards altogether.

Gibson Co. 37, Dresden 22

Antonne Cunningham ran for 324 yards and five touchdowns to help the Pioneers escape the 8-2A cellar and relegate Dresden to that lowly position.
Cunningham had scoring runs of 7, 60, 20, 22 and 57 yards as GC racked up 455 yards on the ground against a young, injury-depleted Lion defense.

Tyson Wright accounted for two of Dresden’s three scores, one on a five-yard run, the other on a 54-yard fumble return.

Dyersburg 42, Bolivar 20

After a shaky first half, the No. 2-ranked (3A) Trojans erupted for 28 third-quarter points to break a 7-all deadlock and slow down streaking Bolivar.

Fullback Bobby Ellis ran for 102 yards, Logan Parker had a pair of short QB keepers for touchdowns and both Tyler Caldwell and Rashad Taylor found the endzone for the victors.

Huntingdon 41, Stewart Co. 21

The Mustangs rode Matt Weathers’ 252-yard, three-touchdown performance to a key Region 7-2A victory, handing SC its first region loss in the process.

Huntingdon piled up 450 yards of total offense against Stewart County, which had entered the game on a six-game winning streak and tied with Camden for the league lead.

Camden 41, Houston Co. 7

The Lions maintained their stranglehold on the lead in 7-2A by scoring all their points in the first half of a blowout vs. hapless HC.

Michael Gaskin, still filling in for injured starting quarterback Spencer Berry, threw for touchdowns on both his completions and Richard Hedge ran for two scores for Camden (5-2, 4-0).

Bruceton 56, Lake Co. 30

Chad Jordan ran wild against another Region 7-1A foe, going for 254 yards and five more touchdowns as the Tigers solidified their status as the second-best team in the league.

Jordan, who lit up Union City for more than 350 yards last week, has nearly 1,650 rushing yards with still three regular season games remaining and is almost certain to eclipse his 2,100-yard performance of last season.

Haywood 30, Covington 10

The Tomcats rallied with 23 second-half points to dump their longtime rivals and drop the Chargers to an uncharacteristic 1-6 overall.

Calloway Co. 40, Mayfield 7

Casey Brockman threw for 183 yards and three touchdowns as the Class 4A Lakers stunned Kentucky’s top-ranked 1A entry with a sound thrashing.

It was 14-7 at the half, but starting Cardinal quarterback Logan Armstrong missed the second half via an injury, and Mayfield ended up with right at only 100 yards of total offense.

Jordan Bumpus ran for 124 yards and two second-half scores as CC improved to 4-3 overall.

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