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Kemper ends season with win over Central

By By Ryan Satcher/The Meridian Star
November 4, 2001
Kemper Academy ended its season on a positive note with a 28-12 win over conference rival Central Academy on Friday night.
The Rams outscored the Vikings 14-12 in the fourth quarter to hold on to the victory.
Scores of other Friday night action that wasn't reported in Saturday's The Meridian Star are as follows: Noxubee County 12, West Point 0; Wayne County 37, Petal 6; New Hope 26, Neshoba Central 14; Louisville 19, Kosciusko 7; Florence 51, Philadelphia 20; South Leake 24, Kemper County 0; Puckett 33, Lake 13; Sebastopol 20, Noxapater 14; Sylva Bay Academy 41, Newton County Academy 8; and Nanih Waiya 42, Thomastown 20.
Kemper built a 14-0 lead on a 22-yard run by Josh Jarvis and a 26-yard touchdown recpetion by Adam Davis.
Central came back to cut the lead to 14-6 thanks to a 6-yard run by Tony Sudduth. Kemper responded with another touchdown pass to Davis, this one from 16 yards out. Kemper also scored on an 11-yard interception return by Jake Hand.
Central added another fourth-quarter touchdown when Bradley Poole scored on a 6-yard run to make the final score 28-12.
Florence 51,
Philadelphia 20
Philadelphia trailed only 21-20 at half but was unable to overcome Florence's 30 second-half points.
Philadelphia scored on runs of 17 and 99 yards by Tyler Threadgill. The Tornadoes also had a 70-yard touchdown pass from Orie Hudson to Cedric Love in the first half.
The Tornadoes were unable to score in the second half in the 51-20 loss. The loss dropped Philly's record to 6-4.
Philadelphia finished second in Region 5-3A and will host a first round playoff game on Friday night.
Wayne County 37,
Petal 6
Wayne County scored 22 second-quarter points and went on to a 37-6 victory.
The War Eagles lead 14-0 after a 34-yard pass and an 11-yard run. After Petal scored on a 2-yard run, Wayne County used passes of 54 and 67 yards to finish out the scoring.
The win improved Wayne County's recorded to 9-1 and continued to prepare the War Eagles for the playoffs.
Noxubee County 12,
West Point 0
The Tigers scored six points in the second and fourth quarters to run their record to 9-1. Noxubee scored on a touchdown passes of 25 and 18 yards to clinch the Region 2-4A title.
The Tigers will play host to Lafayette County in a first-round playoff game on Friday night.
Nanih Waiya 42,
Thomastown 20
Nanih Waiya improved its record to 7-3 with a 42-20 victory over Thomastown.
Nanih Waiya got on the board first with a 2-yard run. It added another 2-yard run before Thomastown responded with a 63-yard pass. Nanih Waiya scored on a 1-yard run and 16-yard pass to take a 27-6 halftime lead.
Nanih Waiya added touchdown passes of 29 and 51 yards in the second half.
Thomastown finished out the scoring with touchdown runs of 7 and 12 yards.
The loss dropped Thomastown to 0-10.
New Hope 26,
Neshoba Central 14
New Hope scored 20 first-quarter points and held on for a 26-14 victory over Neshoba Central.
New Hope scored on interception returns of 60 and 20 yards and on runs of 1 and 10 yards. Neshoba Central scored on a 9-yard run and a 2-yard run.
The loss dropped Neshoba Central's record to 2-8 on the year.
Louisville 19,
Kosciusko 7
Louisville scored 13 first-quarter points to help it beat Kosciusko and clinch second place in Region 2-4A.
Kosciusko scored a fourth-quarter touchdown on a 1-yard run, but it was not enough to make the comeback. Louisville scored on a 14-yard run and an 18-yard pass in the victory. The win makes the Wildcats record 6-4.
Louisville will host Oxford in a first-round playoff game on Friday night.
Sylva-Bay 41,
Newton County Academy 8
Sylva-Bay scored 21 first-quarter points and went on to a 41-8 victory over the Generals of Newton Academy.
Sylva-Bay scored on runs of 15, 11 and 10 yards in the first quarter. It added a 4-yard touchdown run to take a 28-0 lead into half. Newton Academy answered in the second half with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Hedrick to Butler.
Sylva-Bay finished out the scoring with a 19-yard run and an 80-yard run. The win improved the Saints' record to 7-3 and dropped Newton Academy to 0-10.
South Leake 24,
Kemper County 0
Kemper County's road tuneup for next week's road playoff game was unsuccessful as South Leake beat the visiting Wildcats 24-0.
South Leake scored on runs of 2 and 8 yards in the first half. It added a 3-yard touchdown run in the second half.
The loss dropped Kemper County s record to 2-8. The Wildcats face Wesson next week.
Puckett 33,
Lake 13
Lake scored 13 points in the second half but that was not enough as Puckett beat the Hornets 33-13.
Lake scored on a 1-yard run and a 20-yard run as the Hornets outscored Puckett 13-10 in the second half.
Puckett scored on runs of 2 and 22 yards. It added field goals of 30 and 43 yards. An interception return for a touchdown from 30 yards out and a 6-yard pass rounded out the Puckett scoring.
The loss dropped Lake's record to 5-5, while Puckett improved to 9-0.
Sebastopol 20,
Noxapater 14
Sebastopol scored 14 points in the second half to come back and beat Noxapater 20-14.
Noxapater lead 14-0 after two 54-yard touchdown passes from Deangelo Carter to Marion White.
Sebastopol scored on runs of 6 and 2 yards to tie up the game in the fourth. The Bobcats scored on an 8-yard pass to win the game and improve their record to 6-4.
Noxapater's record dropped to 2-8 after the loss.