The Resurrection Catholic defense held Stringer to just five first downs Friday in a dominating 29-0 road victory, improving to 6-0 and 2-0 in 4-1A.
Junior Pat Watts carried the ball eight times for 121 yards and two touchdowns.RCS quarterback Blake Porter completed 19-of-22 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown. His favorite target was Pat Roth, who pulled in 10 receptions for 144 yards and a score.
RCS led 7-0 at halftime and pulled away in the second half for the convincing win. Senior linebacker Steve Demetropolous led RCS with 12 tackles and the defense totaled three interceptions.
Gautier 24, Stone 20: William Beverly knocked down a Stone pass in the end zone on fourth down with 1:15 remaining to help the Gators (3-4, 1-2) earn their first region win.
Gautier quarterback LeCharles Pringle ran about 20 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 5 minutes remaining to put the Gators ahead for good.
Also reaching the end zone Friday night for Gautier were Roy Rogers and Beverly.
Stone led 20-14 at the half and Gautier cut the lead to 20-17 on a Josh Penton field goal late in the third quarter.
The Gautier defense shut down Stone in the second half.
"We really challenged our defensive players to step up and play more aggressive," Gautier coach Chris Peterson said. "They really rose to the challenge. I thought our defensive coaches did a great job in the second half, really getting our kids to play at a high level."
In the loss for Stone, Ashton Hickman threw a 55 yard TD pass to Tavarus Breland. Nick Brown caught a TD reception from Breland. Terrion Avery ran 29 times for 135 yards and a TD.
Pascagoula 35, West Harrison 7: With star running back Reginald Hunter sitting out, Pascagoula cruised to a win on the road Friday night. Granlund Torjusen threw for 142 yards and a touchdown before taking the bench for the second half.
Sophomore Austin Beech had three catches for 102 yards and a touchdown for Pascagoula (5-2, 3-0).
Junior Damon McLaurin led Pascagoula in rushing with three carries for 74 yards. Marcus Haynes added 10 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Pascagoula coach Lewis Sims said deciding not to play Hunter was a precautionary measure.
"We were just making sure everybody is healthy going into Friday's home game against Hattiesburg," Sims said.
Perry Central 53, St. Patrick 0: The short handed Fighting Irish's 2015 struggles continued Friday as Perry Central (5-3, 1-1 Region 8-3A) blanked St. Patrick (0-8, 0-2). Perry Central led 34-0 at the half.