Vicksburg Excessive Faculty handed Calloway their first lack of the yr within the Gators’ 30-7 win on Thursday night time.
“I assumed my boys performed nicely and aggressive however at first we had been hitting the mistaken individuals however tonight we obtained the precise blocks and the scheme down packed and I used to be simply glad to see the fellows have enjoyable,” Head Coach Todd McDaniel stated.
Each the Gators and Prices struggled on their first two possessions of the sport the place each groups had been pressured to punt. Walleke Curry and Kearris Gilliam each obtained onerous hits early within the quarter.
VHS finally started transferring the ball with Malik Montgomery trucking by way of defenders.
After a overthrown go, quarterback Ronnie Alexander hit DeCorey Knight for an extended go that went over 40 yards contained in the 5 yard-line. Montgomery completed the drive with a brief landing that helped VHS go up 6-0 with 1:48 left within the first quarter.
A muffed kick would give VHS the ball on the 26 however the Gators wouldn’t capitalize on the Chargers’ mistake and went into the second quarter with a one landing lead.
The Gator protection continued to face their floor within the second quarter as Curry, Demarcus Johnson, and Caleb Bryant all got here with a minimum of one sack within the quarter. Tyler Carter additionally put some stress on the quarterback.
Whereas again on offense, Montgomery picked up extra yardage with onerous operating till Johnny Smith caught a go in the course of the sector for over 60 yards. Smith ran it in for the rating two performs later adopted by a two-point conversion by Montgomery that put VHS up 14-0.
The Gators pressured one other punt on the subsequent drive the place Nicolas Mickey took it for a 30-yard rating however was known as again because of penalty.
VHS didn’t get into the top zone on that drive and went into halftime up 14-0.
The Chargers got here out of halftime scrambling the soccer closely and shortly picked up their first rating on a 40-yard landing. Bryant managed to get a sack on that drive together with Curry who blasted a ball provider.
Nonetheless up 14-7 going into the fourth quarter, VHS went again to the run recreation with a mixture of DeCorey Knight Jr, Montgomery, Smith, and Alex Jefferson operating the ball closely. On the 93-yard drive, Jefferson ran over a defensive participant to attain a 15-yard landing with 10:10 left to play. A two-point dialog by Jefferson put VHS up 22-7.
VHS would fumble on their subsequent possession however shortly obtained the ball again when Johnson laid out Calloway’s quarterback whereas Dennis Battle got here up with the interception.
Jefferson would quickly rating one other 15-yard landing to place VHS up 30-7 with the profitable two-point conversion.
“We made some psychological errors tonight however total we got here collectively and completed with the W,” Johnson stated.
The Gators maintained their lead for the remainder of the night time and simply took residence the win and can now put together for Ridgeland.
“When a group is available in right here undefeated all meaning is it’s time so that you can lose as a result of this isn’t the outdated Vicksburg,” McDaniel stated.
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