QB Cade Shepherd runs the ball for Tri-County.
QB Cade Shepherd runs the ball for Tri-County.
Madison Central (2-0) rolled Ocean Springs (0-2) 35-13 on the road last week.

The Jaguars' effort was relentless, going into halftime up 21-7. The Jags could not get much going in the air, but their ground game was more than enough to keep the Greyhounds at bay.

Senior running back Cameron White stood out with 11 carries for 191 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterback J.D. Hull came in right behind him with seven carries, the longest of which was 21 yards, for 59 yards and one rushing touchdown.

On defense, Shacobia Luckett, a junior cornerback, picked off a pass and took it 40 yards to the end zone.

A joint assault from middle linebacker Truett Bourne and defensive end Edgerrin Harper kept Ocean Springs to just 185 precious yards of total offense. Bourne caused one fumble and led the defense with 11 tackles and Harper was right behind with 10. Both seniors were among the five Jaguars to manage a sack and both recorded three tackles for a loss.

Madison Central prepares to play D’Iberville (1-1). The Warriors could not get anything last week against Picayune (1-1) in a 31-10 contest.

Tri-County Academy (1-1) hosted St Joseph Catholic School (1-1) last Friday night in Flora. The Bruins edged a 24-21 victory over the Rebels.

St. Joseph put 15 points on the board in the first quarter, but TCA had the game tied by halftime and took a six-point lead in the third quarter. However, a tenacious Bruins offense managed nine points in the fourth quarter to seal the game.

“We weren’t as clean as I would like us to be and we have a lot to work on this week in practice but we bounced back and I am pleased the effort these kids put in because they played hard and never gave up which says a lot,” Bruins head coach Todd Lott said.

Senior signal caller Reed Collins completed only seven of 21 passes, but made those seven count. He threw for 115 yards on the evening and threw two touchdowns, one to Trey Frierson and another to Hayden Bryce, both seniors. That was Brice’s lone reception for the evening, though it nabbed him 64 yards and touchdown.

Junior running back Chandler Thornhill carried the ball 26 times for 115 yards and punched in a goal line touchdown.

St. Joe prepares to host JA Friday night in Madison. Jackson Academy is off to good 2-0 start on the season. They are coming off a 21-14 victory over the Lamar Raiders (1-2) Friday in Meridian.

Lott said his team will have to overcome a Raiders offense and defense that like to keep there opponents guessing.

“JA is an extremely talented and part of a great program. They line up in a lot of different formations and throw a lot at you and are well coached across the board and we are preparing the best we can to get ready,” Lott said.

Tri-County will look to get back in action as they travel to Benton Academy (1-1). Benton is coming off a loss in a close 44-42 shootout with Union Christian Academy (1-1) in Louisiana. Benton is a longtime non-district rival of the Rebels.

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth, but lucky for Canton Tigers head coach Calvin Bolton his plan B worked better than he expected Friday night.

“The game plan changed over the course of the game. We had gone into the game ready to do about 60/40 run pass but it was probably the other way way around. Velma did a really good job of stopping our run early on so we really couldn’t get rolling until we spread them out with the pass,” Bolton said.

The first in a slew of in county rivalries to come, kicked off Friday night. Canton (1-1) took the lead in the first quarter and held it all night in their 37-26 victory over Velma Jackson (1-1).

Junior quarterback for the Tigers Jontarious Brown led his offense completing 12 of 18 passes for a total of 351 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball five times for a total of 42 yards and a touchdown and led the Tigers to about 480 yards of total offense.

Brown’s scoring passes included a 52-yard bomb to sophomore Tyquan Henderson and a 19-yard pass senior Demarius Wash.

Backup QB Jacobian Morgan had a chance to show what he could do with a 27-yard touchdown pass and sophomore kicker Jose Martinez had a 30-yard field goal.

On the other side of the ball, senior defensive end Keeland Jones emerged as the clear leader on defense for the evening.

“I don’t have his stats in from of me, but Keeleand Jones clearly led our defense and got us out of a lot of tight spots this weekend,” Bolton said.

Velma Jackson will be looking to bounce back against Provine (1-0) who is coming off a bye week after a thorough first week 48-0 shutout over still winless Jim Hill.

Canton will host Jim Hill this week at home. Jim Hill is coming off a 13-8 loss at Forest Hill (1-1).

“We are preparing for Jim Hill like they are any other team. We focus on us first. We are trying to get better every day and fix the small things we did wrong last week,” Bolton said.

St. Andrew’s claimed a decisive 44-13 win for their away season opener at Riverside (0-2) in Avon.

The Saints had five touchdowns come off the arm of junior quarterback Holland Townes who completed 13 of 22 passes for 243 yards.

Senior Dickson Ray and junior Nathan Barham scooped up three and two of those touchdowns respectively. Ray led the receiving corps with five receptions for 115 yards and Barham had four receptions for 45 yards. He also managed 106 yards in kick returns.

This week the Saints will travel to Pisgah to face the 2-0 Dragons who are coming off a decisive 51-35 away bout with Richland (1-1) and a 23-0 shutout of Hatfield Academy (0-2) for their season opener.

Canton Academy had the week off to pick up the pieces of their dropped season opener to Manchester Academy, now 1-1, to prepare to host the 1-1 St. Joseph Fighting Irish of Greenville this Friday.

The Irish will be looking to remedy a stinging 40-28 home loss to 2-0 Indianola Academy.

Ridgeland remains winless coming off last week’s  44-7 home bout with undefeated Northwest Rankin.

The Titans will have to put that out of their mind as they get ready to travel to Kosciusko. The Whippets will also be looking for their first win after taking a 27-7 beating from Forest.

Jackson Prep (2-0) sailed to a 49-0 shutout of the Washington Generals (0-2). This week they prepare to travel to Forest High School.

Germantown closes out this week’s roundup after dropping a 30-20 decision to Yazoo County (2-0). They prepare to host winless Southaven who dropped “The Backyard Brawl” last week to Olive Branch in a 34-14 matchup.