Wilcox Central suffered its 4th straight loss of the season to Demopolis High by the score of 56-21. The Jags are showing signs of improvements scoring 21 points. Next week the Jags will host Calhoun High.
CAMDEN â€” Demopolis (3-1, 3-0) hung 42 points on the board in the first half on the way to a 56-21 win over Wilcox-Central Friday night.
Tiger sophomore Demetrius Kemp bookended the evening with the first and last touchdowns of the game for Demopolis, opening the scoring with an eight-yard run and closing it with a 98-yard kickoff return. He also blocked a punt on the night.
Demopolis upped its first quarter lead to 14-0 when Tyler Merriweather recovered a fumble in the end zone. Quarterback Tucker Jones later tucked the ball away for a 51-yard scoring run to give Demopolis a 21-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Jones went to the air for three scores. He hit Jerry Campbell on scoring passes of 13 and 33 yards before finding Wesley Anderson on a nine-yard scoring toss to send Demopolis to the locker room with a 42-9 lead.
The Tigers did not score in the third quarter but saw Cortez Lewis return a punt 25 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter before Kemp capped the scoring with his kickoff return.
Jones finished the night 6-of-9 through the air for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Tre Dotson rushed for 113 yards on 11 carries. Campbell had three catches for 72 yards and two scores.
Anderson recorded seven tackles to lead the team. Pierre Thomas had five tackles, two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and an interception.
The Jags continue to shoot itself in the foot with poor execution, defensive breakdowns and turnovers in its 3rd straight loss of the season. Selma High roughed up the Jags 56-6. The Jags will try to do better next week hosting Demopolis High.
Selma High School running back Alexander Burton cuts through the Wilcox Central defense on his way to a first down. -- Tim Reeves
After getting off to a sluggish start, the Selma Saints football team overcame the early mistakes and cruised to a dominating 56-6 win over the Wilcox Central Jaguars at Memorial Stadium Friday night.
The Saints (2-1, 1-1) overcame three fumbles in the first quarter to outpace the Jaguars (0-3, 0-2).
Wilcox Central At Brookwood High
9/2/2011 7:00:00 PM
Escambia County High
opponent's score: 44
The Jags turnovers and poor play in all phases of the game led to a 44-6 beating by Brookwood High. The Jags will travel to Selma and take on the Selma High Saints next friday night.
09-02-11 -- Brookwood, Ala. -- Wilcox Central's Chancellor Smith (4) tackles Keleen Lewis (6) of Brookwood during a game at Brookwood High School Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. (Michelle Lepianka Carter / Tuscaloosa News)
The Jags moved the ball early and fumbled it away several times on the goal line and never recovered. The defense could not stop Marengo County's ground attack that rolled on to a 39-0 victory over the Jags. The Jags will try to find the end zone and improve its defense next week when they travel to Brookwood High School.
Wilcox Central High host Francis Marion (Homecoming)
Although Francis Marion (4-6) did not win Friday, the team still celebrated a successful season, which is not complete yet as they have qualified for the playoffs. At Fridayâ€™s game, Devonta Knox scored two touchdowns and one two-point conversion and LaDarius Tabb scored two touchdowns. â€œWe did really well this year,â€ said Jarvis Jackson, head [...]
Wilcox Central High Visit Paul Byrant High
10/22/2010 7:00:00 PM
opponent's score: 48
Jaguars falls to 48-8 to Paul Byrant.
Wilcox Central High Visit Chilton County High
10/15/2010 7:00:00 PM
opponent's score: 35
Jags falls 35-8 to Chilton County.
Wilcox Central High host Central High (Tuscaloosa)
Wilcox Central High Jaguars gets a big come from behind 32-24 victory over Central High (Tuscaloosa). Coach Bell's Jaguars came out and finish off Central Tuscaloosa with a high powered grind it out running game. The offensive line open up huge holds and the running backs hit them with authority. The Jaguars running game was unstoppable from beginning to end. Great win for the Jaguars.
Greenville High School spent most of the first half of Homecoming Friday night exchanging fumbles with visiting Wilcox-Central.
But while the Tigers could make the Jaguars pay for their offensive miscues, Wilcox-Central could not.
Greenville led 28-0 at halftime and pulled away even more for a 41-16 victory.
Greenville improved to 5-1 for the season and 3-1 in Class 5A Region 3.
Tijuan Rudolph picked up a Jaguars fumble for Greenvilleâ€™s first score, racing 41 yards for the touchdown. Another Wilcox-Central fumble resulted in a one-play drive from the Jaguarsâ€™ 28-yard line as Jamall Hamilton took the hand-off from quarterback Kent Riley on a sweep and tight-roped the sideline for six points.
Then, the Tigers started getting sloppy.
Rudolph tried to field a punt and fumbled it away to Wilcox-Central. GHS got the ball back on downs, but Fernandez Grey coughed it up on a running play.
A lack of focus, said head coach Ben Blackmon.
Blackmon admitted homecoming activities throughout the week could have had something to do with that.
â€œI donâ€™t know if you can keep a team focused,â€ said Blackmon. â€œTheyâ€™ve got so much going onâ€¦thereâ€™s all kinds of things for them to get into it. What we tried to do at our pregame meal was to make sure theyâ€™re focused, because from that point on itâ€™s time to take care of business. I think with the fumbles thatâ€™s what you saw, loss of focus.â€
Against a quality opponent that couldâ€™ve been bad news for Greenville. Not, however, against the Jaguars, which fell to 2-4 on the year.
Riley added a a two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Wilcox-Central moved the ball to the Greenville 10-yard line, but turned the ball over on downs with 1:42 left before half. That was still enough time for Riley to find a wide open Darius Watson for a 78-yard touchdown pass.
The Tigers added a pair of touchdowns in the second half as the starters spent most of the half on the bench.
Blackmon said the team immediately started looking forward to next week. In a game that could decide the region title, Greenville travels to play Demopolis. Both sets of Tigers are unbeaten in region play. Demopolis beat Paul Bryant Friday night 21-17.
â€œI told our team weâ€™re at the same point we were last year,â€ said Blackmon. GHS beat Demopolis in the regular season a year ago, but lost in the second round of the playoffs. Demopolis ended up winning the state title. â€œWe didnâ€™t perform. I told them they need to come in focused on Sunday and ready to work.â€
Selma High School Saints (2-1) beat Wilcox Central 54-0. â€œI think our guys played very hard and bounced back from last weekâ€™s loss,â€ said Leroy Miles, Selma Highâ€™s head coach. â€œThey convinced me that they can bounce back up and forget the loss.â€ Kennan Woods rushed 115 yards for three touchdowns, Jesse Harris rushed one [...]