PINE TREE 42, JACKSONVILLE 25 — Pine Tree outscored the Indians 21-6 in the third quarter in route to posting a 42-25 win at Pirate Stadium. PT remains tied with Marshall and Whitehouse at the top of the District 9-5A-II standings. The trio are each 3-0 in conference play. Jacksonville quarterback Patrick Clater tossed touchdown passes to Jaylon Freeney, Chris Carpenter and Bryson Tatum. He also ran for a 9-yard score that gave the Indians the early 6-0 lead over the Pirates. Clater went 8-of-10 for 116 yards in the passing department. NEXT UP — Marshall (3-3, 3-0), the defending district champs, are scheduled to invade the Historic Tomato Bowl this week. Jacksonville (1-5, 0-3) is in a must-win situation if the Indians hope to qualify for post season play.
BULLARD 21, WILLS POINT 16 — Bullard took the lead late in the first quarter and nursed it the rest of the evening in earning a 21-16 road win over the Tigers of Wills Point. Panther quarterback Tristen Shewmake carried 26 times for 140 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also passed for 75 yards (6-of-18) and scored a rushing touchdown. Bryson Lunscombe toted the rock 15 times and picked up 75 yards and scored on a 2-yard run. He also has two grabs for 34 yards. Christian Moore went 3-for-3 on point after touchdown attempts and boomed through a 25-yard field goal for Bullard. NEXT UP — Bullard (2-5, 1-0) hosts Rusk (0-6, 0-0) on Friday. The Panthers can clinch a playoff spot with a victory over the Eagles.
TROUP 40, QUITMAN 7 — Tiger signal caller Jordan Elliott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to spur Troup (2-4, 1-2) to a 40-7 win at Quitman. The Tigers picked up 237 yards on the ground, which included a 9-61 performance by Calob Smith and Daniel Leon's 11-81 effort. Troup racked up 377 total yards of offense. Kaden Mahoney (9 tackles, 3 sacks) lead Troup defensively. NEXT UP — The Tigers are back home this week to face Frankson (2-3, 1-2). Troup, Frankston, Alba-Golden and Winona are all 1-2 in conference play at this juncture.
DALLAS CHRISTIAN 21, BROOK HILL 3 — Dallas Christian's bend, but don't break defense managed to keep the Guard (4-2, 0-1) out of the end zone all night. The win moved the Chargers to 6-0, 1-0. NEXT UP — Brook Hill will make the short trip north to battle Grace Community on Friday evening. The Cougars (5-2, 1-0) polished off McKinney Christian, 33-12, last week.
ALTO 41, BIG SANDY 14 — Big Sandy (1-5, 0-1) was held to 41 total yards for the night as Alto moved to 6-0, 1-0 by storming past the Wildcats, 41-14, at Wildcat Stadium. Leading tacklers for the Yellowjackets were Cayle Irvin (12), Foster Hall (11) and Harmon West (10). Vi'Dareous High rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown while West threw a couple of touchdown strikes (52-yards to High, 18-yards to Todd Duplichain). Aaron Skinner also had a big night, scoring two rushing touchdowns and running for 88 yards. NEXT UP — The Price-Carlisle Indians (1-0 in district) are scheduled to roll into Alto on Friday. The Mean Sting will be looking to avenge a loss to the Indians in last year's affair, while keeping their unblemished record intact.