High School Sports

Moss Point, Byrd showdown decided in fourth quarter

Moss Point coach Eugene Harmon
Moss Point coach Eugene Harmon Sun Herald File

Moss Point fell to Byrd 28-19 in their Battle on the Border VII contest on Saturday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.

Moss Point (1-3) took a 6-0 first quarter lead on Devin Simpson’s touchdown run.

Byrd scored late in the second quarter to grab a 7-6 halftime lead.

Simpson’s 63-yard touchdown run cut the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 14-12 with 10 minutes left to play. Moss Point was unable to convert the game-tying two-point conversion.

Byrd extended its lead to 21-12 with six minutes left, but the Tigers (1-3) wouldn’t go away.

Moss Point blocked a punt, which Dwayne Sipp recovered in the end zone, trimming the deficit to 21-19 with less than five minutes left.

Byrd scored with over a minute left to clinch its Battle on the Border contest.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones