D’Iberville won the line of scrimmage on both sides in its 22-0 shutout win over Pascagoula at Warrior Stadium on Friday.
D’Iberville’s committee of ball carriers attacked the Panthers’ defense for over 300 rushing yards, led by Ja’Quavis Foster’s 149 yards and two touchdowns.
The Warriors’ defense scored a safety on a blocked punt. On their first possession, Foster’s 2-yard TD run extended the lead to 9-0.
“That’s what we do: we try to capitalize on our size up front,” said Warriors coach Eric Collins. “We keep attacking looking to wear our opponent down.”
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Foster also added a 63 yard TD run for the Warriors (1-1).
The kicking game complimented the Warriors’ attack as Brady Groce connected from 24 yards and 48 yards in the first half. Groce also added two PAT kicks on the night.
“We shot ourselves in the foot,” said Panthers coach Lewis Sims. “Give all credit to D’Iberville. Their guys came out, and they wanted it a lot more than we did. They executed in the clutch, and we didn’t.”
The Panthers (0-3) had two touchdowns called back because of penalties.
Kahlil McCray added 73 yards to the Warriors’ rushing attack. Jamir Jamison added 45 yards.
D.J. Polk tallied two interceptions for the Warriors.