By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports
Forgive the folks in Haughton if they lost track of things Friday – of the points, of the touchdowns, of their minds.
Benton and Haughton – football teams – combined for 149 points in a wild District 1-5A affair at Harold E. Harlan Stadium. There were obviously many superlatives, but eight touchdowns are hard to ignore.
Tigers running back Greg Manning found the end zone eight times – seven on the ground, one through the air – during a 78-71 victory.
Benton entered the fourth quarter facing a 14-point deficit, but Manning scored four times in the final period. His final trip to paydirt was the game-winner, a 30-yard run.
Manning’s Friday night was a season for many – 278 rushing yards, 52 receiving yards and the eight scores.
Peyton Fulghum, Evangel
With the help of Fulghum, the Eagles took a 14-14 game and made it a three-score lead with three touchdown tosses midway through Evangel’s game at Minden on Friday.
The junior posted career highs with 368 passing yards and five passing touchdowns (6, 33, 73, 75 and 45 yards) in the 48-21 victory at The Pit.
Brayden Curry was on the receiving end of three touchdowns. Fulghum’s other two scoring tosses were delivered to twin brother Parker.
Cam Jefferson, Airline
It seems as if the Vikings are stocked with do-it-all players at the skill positions.
Jefferson is the latest to strut his stuff on Airline’s potent offense.
In Thursday’s game against District 1-5A foe Byrd, Jefferson hauled in one touchdown, ran for another and posted 188 yards from scrimmage (57 rushing, 131 receiving).
Jeremiah Reed, Northwood
The defensive back wanted to make sure the Falcons weren’t looking ahead to the upcoming District 1-4A showdown with North DeSoto.
In Friday’s game against BTW, Reed sparked Northwood with an early pick-6 and set the stage for a 49-6 victory at Leonard C. Barnes Stadium.
Isaiah Kennedy, Woodlawn
Apparently, the Bossier Bearkats had hung around long enough for Kennedy’s liking Friday night. The Bearkats owned the lead after one quarter and were still hopeful before Kennedy took control before halftime.
The Knights’ quarterback was responsible for four touchdowns – three passing, one rushing – and his team rolled past Bossier, 34-14.
Kennedy helped his team to a 14-6 halftime lead with a 12-yard scoring run. After the break, Kennedy found three different receivers for a touchdown – Antonio Reynolds, Joshua Kennon and Brandon Harrison.
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