Moss Point jumped out early in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs with a 20-14 victory over West Lauderdale on Friday night.
Quarterback Romello Leggins scored on sneaks of 1 and 2 yards for Moss Point (6-5). Omni Wells also broke free for a 60-yard touchdown.
“This was a good win for the kids. Good win for the program,” Moss Point coach Willie Brown said. “We just excited about the win and now we have to get ready for the next one.”
With the win, Moss Point will play at North Pike next week. The Jaguars (8-3) defeated FCAHS 23-13.
Long Beach 28, West Harrison 12: Long Beach (3-9, 2-5) picked up a convincing win to close out the season. Eighth-grader Cade Crosby started Long Beach’s scoring with a 36-yard touchdown strike to Brock Byrd. Mario Clark then scored from 4 yards out. Mitch McCaleb and Justin Lockey also threw touchdown passes. McCaleb’s went to Byrd for a 6-yard score, and Lockey’s was a 17-yard dart to Trevor Terry.
Bearcats tackle king Kevin Wayne had a fumble recovery, an interception, a sack and over 20 tackles. West Harrison (0-11, 0-6) scored on a 50-yard pass and catch from Hakeem Wilson to Coreian Palmer and a 1-yard run by Brandon Triplett.
Hattiesburg 28, Stone 7: Ashton Hickman threw a 10 yard touchdown reception to R’Tarriun Johnson in the Tomcats (4-6) season finale. Terrion Avery ran for 142 yards, surpassing the 1,000 yard rushing season.
Resurrection 21, Salem 0: Resurrection Catholic completed a perfect regular season Friday with its sixth shutout of the season at Gautier.
RCS will play Sebastopol at 7 p.m. Friday at Gautier High School in the first round of the 1A playoffs.
RCS (10-0, 6-0 in 8-1A) out-scored region competition 198-8 this season with the lone touchdown coming from Lumberton.
“We have five seniors on defense and that makes a difference,” RCS coach Scott Sisson said. “They went against a pretty good offense the last couple of years and they’ve seen every offense you can imagine. They can make adjustments on the field. It makes it fun for us.”
Cearly Parker had 10 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Patrick Watts added nine rushes for 97 yards and Dillon Jolly had 12 carries for 79 yards.
RCS quarterback Blake Porter completed 7-of-12 passes for 121 yards.