Thursday, September 9, 2010
Cards earn win in opening game
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp’s new football program took a huge leap forward Thursday night.
The junior varsity Cardinals opened their season with a 14-0 road win over Mantachie.
“The kids were excited and pumped up,” said head coach Shane Stone. “And we had a huge crowd. I can only imagine what it will be like in Potts Camp (next season when the school’s new field is ready).”
It did not take long for the Cardinals to fire up their fans who made the trip to Itawamba County last week. They scored on their first play. Jamarquis Foster raced 70 yards for the score. Brantley Harris ran for the two-point conversion.
Potts Camp carried the 8-0 lead to the locker room at halftime.
In the second half, Foster recorded his second touchdown of the night, this one on a 30-yard run. The try-for-two failed.
Foster rushed for 118 yards in the game on just seven carries. Javeon Allen gained 40 yards on nine carries.
Harris was four-of-five passing for 43 yards. Randy Love had one catch for 29 yards.
An aggressive Potts Camp defense earned the shutout.
“Defensively, we played good as a group,” Coach Stone said.
Jeremy Honor led the defense with six tackles.
“They exceeded my expectations as far as effort,” Stone said. “We played hard. We were more physical than Mantachie. Effort-wise, I could not be more pleased. Of course, we made several mental mistakes.”
The junior varsity Lions visit New Site this Thursday. Game-time is 7 p.m.
“We will try to build on we’ve accomplished so far,” the coach said.
The junior high Cardinals also downed Mantachie last Thursday. The final score was 32-22. Jordon Harris rushed for three touchdowns.
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