High School Sports

Williams gets hot as Harrison Central, George County tangle in overtime game

Harrison Central High School quarterback Tavis Williams.
Harrison Central High School quarterback Tavis Williams. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Harrison Central picked up a key win to start Region 4-6A play 56-52 in overtime at George County Friday night.

Senior quarterback Tavis Williams led the way for the Red Rebels, throwing for three touchdowns and running for two more.

The game was tied 49-49 at the end of regulation and George County converted on a field goal on its first possession of overtime.

Williams provided the winning score by running into in the end zone on third down, lifting the Red Rebels to a record of 3-2 and 1-0.

“I feel like any time you can win your first district game of the year, that's big,” Harrison Central coach Casey Cain said. “That can set the momentum for the rest of the district. Every game is going to be rough.”

Williams gave George County a 49-42 advantage with 5:23 left when he hit Chase Jones on a touchdown toss of 60-plus yards, but George County's LaRaymond Spivery answered with his own touchdown pass with 3:53 remaining to help force overtime.

Williams completed 12 of 18 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns. He ran 15 times for 100 yards.

Cain described his team's performance as “without a doubt” its best on offense this season.

Keon Moore also had a big night for the Red Rebels, providing a pair of touchdowns on runs of 3 and 76 yards. He finished with 23 carries for 196 yards.

Harrison Central ended a two-game skid with the win while George County (2-3, 0-1) had its losing streak move to three games.

George County travels to Gulfport next week while Harrison Central hosts Biloxi.