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Booker, D’Iberville wear down Biloxi in Region 4-6A opener

D'Iberville's Ja'Quavis Foster runs the ball against Biloxi on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Warrior Stadium.
D'Iberville's Ja'Quavis Foster runs the ball against Biloxi on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Warrior Stadium. amccoy@sunherald.com

  

D’Iberville’s offense goes through fullback Micah Booker.

The senior ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors overwhelmed Biloxi 37-13 on Friday night at Buddy Singleton Field.

Booker thanked the Warriors’ offensive line for his success.

“Our offensive line is very strong and blow people off the line,” Booker said. “I wouldn’t trade these guys for any line on the Coast. We come to practice everyday and we believe in Coach Collins’ system.”

First-year Warriors coach Eric Collins praised Booker’s effort after the game.

“Booker has always been our bell cow,” Collins said. “He’s a bruising-type runner. A 230-pound fullback can wear you down. We wore Biloxi down in the second half.”

D’Iberville (3-2, 1-0 Region 4-6A) ran for 367 yards. JaQuavis Foster added 91 yards, Kahlil McCray had 87 yards.

The Warriors took a 7-0 first quarter lead on McCray’s 31 yard touchdown run. D’Iberville converted a fourth and two on the 60-yard, scoring drive.   

D’Iberville scored 10 second quarter points to lead 17-0. Brady Groce’s 29 yard field goal Booker’s three yard TD run were the Warriors’ scores.

Late in the second quarter, Biloxi (2-3, 0-1) rallied behind its two-minute offense.

Brodie King’s 15 yard TD reception from Tucker Thomas cut the Warriors’ gap to 17-7 at halftime.

D’Iberville padded its lead to 23-7 on Michael Kozlowski’s one yard TD run. The extra point attempt was blocked.

The Indians trimmed the deficit to 23-13 after three quarters on Kenyatta Harrell’s one yard TD run. The two point try was no good.

The Warriors scored twice in the fourth to end the game’s scoring: Booker’s four yard TD run and McCray’s 20 yard TD run.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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