LIBERTY-EYLAU 49, JEFFERSON 14: JEFFERSON – Damian Henderson rushed for four touchdowns, Liberty-Eylau scored once on special teams and the Leopards rolled to a 49-14 win over the Jefferson Bulldogs on Friday.

The score was knotted at 14-14 midway through the second quarter, but the Leopards scored twice to close out the half and then tacked on three unanswered scores in the third period to win handily.

The Leopards move to 1-1 with the win, while Jefferson drops to 1-2.

Henderson opened the scoring with a 4-yard run early in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs answered with a 49-yard touchdown strike from Josh thomas to Christian Shepard and a Zion Hopes extra point for a 7-6 lead with 3:31 to play in the first period.

Henderson’s 5-yard TD run and a Takylon Hampton two-pointer moved the Leopards back in front 14-7, but again the Bulldogs answered when Dameon Warren crashed in from the 2 and hopes added the PAT to knot things at 14 apiece.

The rest of the game bellowed to the Leopards, who went on top to stay with a 2-yard run by Henderson with 4:43 left in the half and made it 28-14 at halftime on a 13-yard interception return for a score by Darrion Crabtree.

In the third, Semaj Rose returned a punt 48 yards for a score, while Hampton (5 yards) and Henderson (60 yards) tacked on scoring runs for the visitors.

Liberty-Eylau will host Atlanta and Jefferson hosts Hooks next week.

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WASKOM 41, CARTHAGE JV 6: WASKOM — The Waskom Wildcats scrambled to find a game, and then rolled to a 41-6 win over the Carthage junior varsity on Thursday at Wildcat Stadium.

The Wildcats, originally scheduled to play Shelbyville, faced a second week in a row of postponed games had it not been for a late replacement.

Waskom’s defense, led by Markus Gonzalez, turned in a second straight dominant performance. Gonzalez had 10 tackles and two tackles for loss as the Wildcats held a second straight opponent to just six points.

Zay Thomas had a fumble recovery and an interception. Mikeal Cooper finished with seven tackles and five tackles for loss. Kye Willett recovered a fumble, and Bubba Coleman had five tackles and three stops for losses.

Waskom (2-0) will visit Arp for another Thursday game, taking on the Tigers in a 7 p.m. KYKX Game of the Week battle.

From Staff Reports