Thursday, November 3, 2005

Indians fall to Warriors


The Byhalia High School Indians traveled to the home of the defending state champions Friday night and lost 43-2 to the Senatobia Warriors.

The Indians dropped to 0-8 on the season. The Warriors, who are leading the Region 3-3A race, improved to 7-2.

Davell Jackson was the biggest thorn in Byhalia’s side. He scored on touchdown runs of 21, 3 and 65 yards.

“He’s tough,” said Gaylon Jones, head coach of the Indians. “Defensively, we couldn’t stop that kid. He has quick feet and good speed. He made some good cuts and bounced outside.”

Other Senatobia scores came on an 11-yard pass from Taylor Walke to Jairius Webb, a 1-yard run by Walker and a 56-yard run by Ivan Sandridge. Webb and Jackson scored a couple of two-point conversions. Sandridge added three extra-point kicks.

The Warriors went up 29-0 after one quarter and led 36-0 at the half.

“Defensively, we played better as the game went along,” Jones said. “Offensively, we still haven’t done anything.’

Byhalia’s only points came in the second half when Kelvin Chew blocked out a punt, knocking the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety.

The Indians drove to the Senatobia 2-yard line in the second half, then lost yardage on an option play which was followed by an incomplete pass.

“We had a good drive but couldn’t cap it off,” Jones said. “Even though that would not have made a difference (in the outcome), it would have given our kids a boost.”

He said his players are frustrated, but they haven’t quit.

“They’re playing hard,” he said.

Next up, to end the season, is a home game this Friday, Nov. 4, against county rival Holly Springs.

“We have to play with emotion and get some breaks,” Jones said. “Holly Springs is playing well.”

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