High School Sports

Spivery sparks George County past Biloxi

GLENN ANDREWS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD 
 George County wide receiver Tyrese Fryfogle (3) pulls in a touchdown pass against Pascagoula on Sept. 11 at George County High School in Lucedale.
GLENN ANDREWS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD George County wide receiver Tyrese Fryfogle (3) pulls in a touchdown pass against Pascagoula on Sept. 11 at George County High School in Lucedale.

BILOXI -- George County junior quarterback LaRaymond Spivery ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more Friday as the Rebels rolled past Biloxi 41-17 in Region 4-6A football action at Biloxi Stadium.

Spivery, who ran for 133 yards overall on eight carries, galloped 46 yards on the third play of the game to set the tone for the Rebel win at Biloxi's homecoming.

George County (5-4, 1-4) snapped a four-game losing streak and kept its playoff hopes alive. Biloxi (3-6, 0-5) dropped its fifth straight game.

"When we are playing good, we are capable of doing this,'' George County coach John Douglass said. "I'm glad everyone was able to get involved.

"LaRaymond is a good player. He is sneaky fast. He doesn't get run down very much. People don't catch him very much.''

Spivery added a 2-yard touchdown run near the end of the first quarter. He also hit Tyrese Fryfogle with a 56-yard TD pass and a 29-yard TD pass. Fryfogle caught eight passes for 142 yards.

Spivery, whose play resembled that of Houston Cougars quarterback Greg Ward, completed 14 of 16 passes for 191 yards.

Khalil Burns, who rushed for 91 yards himself, added a 32-yard TD run for George County while George Johnson had a 20-yard scoring run.

Biloxi hit the scoreboard on a 38-yard field goal by Kevin Martinez, a 1-yard sneak by quarterback Trey Shaffer, and an 11-yard TD pass from Shaffer to Tim Jones. Jones finished with 6 catches for 58 yards. DeAngelo Mayers led Biloxi in rushing with 66 yards on 13 carries.

"We were just outmanned,'' Biloxi coach Bobby Hall said. "We started two eighth-graders in the backfield tonight, and the other running back was a 10th-grader. So it will take us a little time, but there will come a time when this will change.''

George County faces St. Martin next Friday and closes the regular season with Hancock.

"We still have a chance (to make the playoffs),'' Douglass said. "We need some help. We can't do it all on our own. I told the guys we have to take care of the things we are capable of taking care of - winning the last three games.

"St. Martin is the next team on the schedule. We can't go to the playoffs if we don't win it. Winning that game doesn't guarantee us anything. But we know our dream will be over if we don't do it.''

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