South Choctaw Academy downs Mobile Christian
from staff reports
August 30, 2003
MOBILE, Ala. South Choctaw Academy notched a 27-22 victory over 3A powerhouse Mobile Christian in its season opener Friday night.
The 2A Rebels scored on the opening kickoff, as Justin Bonner brought the ball back 87 yards into Mobile's end zone. Rob Dahlberg connected on the point-after attempt to give South Choctaw an early 7-0 advantage.
Mobile tied the game at seven with 5:15 left in the opening quarter and took a 9-7 lead recording a safety with 3:25 left in the first quarter.
Mobile took a 16-7 lead nine seconds into the second quarter, with its second score of the game. But Bonner struck again for the Rebels with 10:38 remaining in the second quarter hauling in a 65-yard touchdown pass from Dahlberg.
The Rebels scored on a two-point conversion following the touchdown reception with a scoring run by Dahlberg to reduce their deficit to 16-15.
Mobile went up 22-15 with 3:12 left in the third quarter, but Dahlberg would throw another touchdown pass to get the win for the Rebels. Justin Mason caught a 28-yard scoring strike from Dahlberg, with 5:52 left in the game to seal the victory.
South Choctaw continues its season against Jackson Academy on Friday at home.
UNION Noxapater escaped with a victory over Union in a tight contest that saw all of its scoring take place in the third quarter.
Union's Anthony Johnson started the scoring in the third quarter with a 60-yard touchdown run. Shaun Ferrell connected on the point-after attempt for the team's brief 7-0 lead, with 11:37 left in the third.
Desmon Graham scored on a 23-yard run for Noxapater, and DeAngelo Carter ran in a two-point conversion, with 4:40 left in the third.
Neshoba Central 7
PHILADELPHIA Mario Crump was the man of the hour for Aberdeen High School, as the football team picked up a victory over Neshoba Central.
Crump scored on runs of four and 17 yards, and he connected on two point-after attempts for Aberdeen.
Crump tallied his first touchdown with 35 seconds left in the first quarter to score from four yards out and give Aberdeen a 13-7 lead, the point-after attempt failed.
He scored his second touchdown on a 17-yard run with less than a minute left in the game, and he converted the point-after attempt.
Aberdeen opened the scoring in the contest with 5:57 on the clock in the opening quarter with a 48-yard touchdown run by Fred Hinton. Crump connected on the point-after attempt.
Neshoba Central tied the game at seven with a three-yard run by Deshawn Smith and a point-after kick by Kyle Vowell.
After Crump's first score gave Aberdeen back the lead, Cortez Davis scored on a long touchdown run to give Aberdeen a 21-7 advantage, with 33 seconds left in the opening half. James Cunningham converted the point-after attempt following Davis' score.
Kevin Marshall rushed for 135 yards on 21 carries for Neshoba Central, and Davis