High School Sports

Moss Point, Vancleave battled well into the 4th quarter

Moss Point head coach Eugene Harmon.
Moss Point head coach Eugene Harmon. Special to the Sun Herald

The Moss Point Tigers came up with a key win to stay in the postseason hunt Friday night.

The Tigers' put in a stellar defensive effort for a 14-0 victory at Vancleave, improving to 2-6 overall and 1-1 in Region 8-4A.

Vancleave (1-6, 0-2) tried to get on the board first when Roy Johnson tried a 39-yard field goal at the 9:11 mark of the second quarter, but the attempt was wide left to maintain the scoreless tie.

Moss Point got on the board less than 3 minutes later on a 29-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Ruben Lee to LaShun Coleman, giving the Tigers a 7-0 lead at the 6:19 mark of the second quarter.

Moss Point held the 7-0 advantage until Keiyonta Webb came up with a 10-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:22 left in the game.

Moss Point will play host to Pass Christian next week while Vancleave will go to Bay High.

Patrick Magee: 228-896-2333, @Patrick_Magee