Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lions roll, score all 46 in first half
By BARRY BURLESON
James Kimbrough grades his H.W. Byers football players based on their execution. Friday night, the team as a whole earned an “A.”
The Lions scorched Tupelo Christian 46-6 to improve to 2-4 overall and more importantly 2-2 in Region 1-1A.
“Our focus was on executing our offense, getting rid of the turnovers that have plagued us, and playing basic, fundamental football,” Coach Kimbrough said.
“We wanted to clean up things, and we know if we do that, we can win some football games. They accepted that challenge Friday night – offensively and defensively.”
The stars for the Lions were Marquis Moore and Quantario Stigger. Each scored three touchdowns.
All of Byers’ points came in the first half.
Sixteen came in the first quarter. Moore had a 32-yard touchdown and tacked on the two. Stigger reeled in a 23-yard scoring toss from Trelorenz Stephen and then the quarterback, Stephen, kept for the two.
Four touchdowns followed in the second quarter – two by Moore, 4-yard and 1-yard runs; and two by Stigger, a 65-yard interception return and a 43-yard carry to the end zone. The Lions cashed in three of four two-point tries in the second period - two by Stephen and one by Moore.
The Eagles’ only points came on a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Lions had 339 yards rushing and 32 passing. Moore finished with 13 carries for 160 yards, Dominic Jones seven for 76, and Stigger five for 62.
Leading a hard-hitting Byers defense was Djuan Delaine, who had eight tackles and one pass deflection.
“We really came out and took care of business,” Coach Kimbrough said.
The Lions will travel just a few miles south this Friday night, staying in Marshall County, for a contest against Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
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