Nanih Waiya jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and never looked back en-route to a 27-0 victory over Resurrection in the Class 1A South State Semifinals on Friday night.
The Eagles’ season ended at 10-3. For the second time in three seasons, Nanih Waiya ended Resurrection’s season. The Warriors won 24-0 in the 2014 playoffs.
Chris Smith, 1A’s Mr. Football in Mississippi, scored two touchdowns for Nanih Waiya (13-1). Taemaus Glass also scored twice for Nanih Waiya.
“We were beaten by a better football team,” Eagles coach Scott Sisson said. “It’s the best defense we’ve seen all year. Smith and Glass are the best one-two combo I’ve seen since I coached Vick Ballard and Jonathan DeFlanders at Pascagoula.”
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It was the last game at Resurrection for running back Patrick Watts, who ran for 77 yards against the Warriors. He finished the season with 1,538 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns.