High School Sports

D’Iberville unleashes potent rushing attack against Ocean Springs

D’Iberville produced one of the school’s top rushing performances on Friday night at Warrior Stadium.

The Warriors ran 59 times for 551 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-35 victory over Ocean Springs.

Ja’quavis Foster led the way with 22 carries for 201 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors (2-4, 1-1 Region 4-6A). Devon Dixon added 170 yards on 15 carries and two scores. Jordan Hartley had 110 yards on 17 carries.

“Our offense is working at its best when three guys rush for over 100 yards,” Warriors coach Eric Collins said. “It was balanced. The offensive line and running backs executed. I’m proud of the players.”

Foster credited the Warriors coaching staff.

“Our coaches told us to forget about the Biloxi loss, come back and focus,” Foster said. “It’s just one loss. We still have plenty to play for.”

Ocean Springs took a 7-0 lead on Ethan Ramsey’s 2-yard TD run to put the Greyhounds up 7-0.

Dixon’s 42-yard TD run tied the game at 7-7 after one quarter.

Both offenses struck for big plays in a high-scoring second quarter.

Blake Noblin threw a 65-yard TD pass to Khalil Levy for a 14-7 Greyhounds lead. Levy was later taken by stretcher to an ambulance late in the game after a vicious hit.

D’Iberville, though, scored two quick touchdowns for a 21-14 halftime lead. Foster 31 yard TD run and Dixon’s 35 yard scoring run put the Warriors ahead.

Ocean Springs (2-4, 0-2) had a chance to tie the game before halftime, reaching the Warriors’ five-yard line with 49 seconds left before halftime. The Greyhounds fumbled and Jacob Quave recovered for D’Iberville.

D’Iberville extended its lead to 35-14 on Hartley’s three-yard TD run.

Ocean Springs closed the quarter on Daaveaunce Gaines’s one-yard TD run to make it 35-21. Gaines finished with 141 yards rushing and two scores.

D’Iberville delivered the knockout punch on Michael Kowzlowski one-yard TD run with 9:19 left for a 42-21 lead.

One yard scoring runs by Noblin and Gaines cut the Warriors’ gap to 42-35. Gaines’ score came with 1:59 left.

D’Iberville recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.