Thursday, October 7, 2010
H.W. Byers ‘out-matched’ at Okolona
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach James Kimbrough called his Lions’ trip to Okolona Friday night “a learning experience.”
H.W. Byers, in its first varsity season since reviving football a few years back, lost to a tradition-rich 1A school, 47-8.
“Okolona is just playing on a different level,” Kimbrough said. “They always go deep into the playoffs and they win championships.
“We were out-matched. Okolona is a sound football team. They made it hard on us to get anything going.”
The Lions’ only points came in the fourth quarter. Ladarrius Jones scored on a 10-yard run and Courtney Fitchpatrick caught the pass from Christopher Echols for the two-point conversion.
For the Chieftains (3-2), Evertt Brooks had touchdown carries of 30, 12 and 43 yards. Fred Ward scored on runs of 24 and 9 yards. Martivas Ford added a 4-yard touchdown plunge, and Urell Richardson intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards for six points. Antwon Ivy hit five of seven extra point tries.
Byers (2-4) plays at Greenville Christian this Friday night, Oct. 8. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
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