Tim Shramek’s Germantown Mavericks (2-3) put their season back on track with a 30-7 victory against winless Vicksburg last Friday in their first district game of the season. Vicksburg dropped their second district game of the season.

The Mavs stampeded Vicksburg ball carriers causing and recovering three fumbles and swatting multiple passes in the secondary.

The turnovers were punctuated by senior Zach Wright who took an interception 15 yards for a touchdown.

Senior Orinthia May led the stampede on defense recording four sacks, eight tackles and recovering a fumble. Junior Levi Harris had eight tackles and one sack. Junior Zach Boerner recorded the most tackles, with nine.

In addition to a stalwart defense, Germantown compiled 273 yards of total offense. Cade Pinnix completed four of 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns to senior receivers Benjamin Bell and Jack Hunter Johnson. Johnson and Bell recorded two catches for 22 yards and one catch for 28 yards respectively, for a total of 50 yards.

Though the ground game yielded no touchdowns they drummed up 147 total yards led by freshman Nick Barnes who had 18 carries for 62 yards and closely followed by senior Noah Greenwood who had 12 carries for 52 yards, one reception for 12 yards and returned a kickoff for 25 yards.

The constant yardage earned by the ground game gave senior kicker Johnny Moss three opportunities to kick a field goal, each of which he aced. Senior Max Kelly also punched in a two point conversion.

The Mavericks prepare to travel to Callaway (2-4) who dropped their first district game 27-20 to undefeated Cleveland Central at home.

Ridgeland (3-2,1-0) rolled their first district game 45-23 against local foe Canton High School (4-2,0-1) in Canton.

Ridgeland took the first two quarters to build up the 10 points Canton dropped in the second quarter, going into halftime tied. While both offenses would prove productive for the rest of the game, the Titans would far outpace the Tigers, claiming the victory.

Junior Michael Smith would take multiple opportunities to cause turnovers, including a caused fumble and two interceptions he took back for a total of 39 yards. Smith recorded a sack nine tackles. Smith was only matched in tackles by junior Latrell Williams who also recorded an interception. Both Tiger quarterbacks threw up interceptions.

Freshman signal caller Zy McDonald completed 19 of 28 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Senior multi purpose offensive weapon Zion Smith completed a lone catch for 31 yards to Michael Price and a touchdown. Price had two catches for 43 yards on the evening.

Sophomore Devin Chambers caught three passes for 66 yards and took McDonalds furthest throw 39 yards for a touchdown.

D.J. Stevens led the receiving corp with eight catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

The rushing game was led by sophomore Markell Young who had 20 carries for 120 yards and two visits to the endzone.

Tiger standouts included Junior Camerone Harris who had 23 touches for 175 yards and a touchdown and junior Javontae Matthews who had eight touches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Junior quarterback Jontarius Brown completed 12 of 19 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown pass to sophomore TyQuan Henderson. Henderson had five receptions for 72 yards.

Ridgeland prepares to travel to Cleveland to face the daunting (6-0,1-0) Cleveland Central Wolves.

Canton will travel Holmes County Central (1-4,0-1) for some district action on Friday. Holmes is coming off a dropped district game 20-19 to Neshoba Central.

Velma Jackson (1-4) returns to action this week for their first district game of the season against Magee who sits 3-3 on the season after last week’s close 19-18 win at Lanier.

St. Andrew’s improved to 3-2 on the season with a 21-17 home victory over winless Hatfield Academy.

All three touchdowns for the Saints came at the hands Sophomore running back Lleyton Carr who rushed 37 carries for 148 yards and three touchdowns.

This week they have another home bout against Mclaurin (1-5) which will open district play for both teams. The Tigers are coming off a home 25-19 loss to 4-2 Puckett.

St. Joseph (3-3) claimed a decisive 35-0 victory over Union in Madison on Friday.

The Bruins did all of their scoring at the beginning of each half putting 13 points on the board in the first quarter and another 22 on the board in the third.

They pen district play this week against Pelahatchie (5-1) who dropped their first game of the season to Morton (3-3) in a 48-46 shootout in Morton.

Jackson Prep claimed another win in their first district game of the season, besting Presbyterian Christian decisively in a 41-9 beating in Hattiesburg.

They prepare to face arch rival, undefeated Jackson Academy in the brickyard on Friday. This will be JA’s first district game.

Canton Academy (2-3,0-1) dropped their first district game 26-9 at Leake last Friday. They prepare to travel to Winston Academy, who dropped last week’s matchup 35-0 to Starkville Academy.