Big plays doom Rockets this season
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 AM
Falling prey to the big play has been Neshoba Central's downfall all season.
And that trend continued Friday night as the Rockets dropped a 49-14 decision in prep football action.
"We gave up big play after big play and that was just too hard to overcome," Coach Chuck Friend said. "We are playing a lot of young kids and I see improvement. We scored and then their quarterback came back and got us on a long pass.
"The kids are working hard and I feel like we are getting better. We are not giving up."
Callaway 9-0 3-0
Pearl 8-1 3-0
Ridgeland 5-3 3-1
Canton 3-5 2-2
Vicksburg 5-3 2-2
Germantown 5-3 1-3
Lanier 0-8 0-4
Neshoba Central 0-8 0-4
Neshoba Central will be back in action Friday night when they travel to Ridgeland. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Patrick Burrage scored both of Neshoba Central's touchdowns. The first came a seven-yard run in the first half. The second came in the third quarter on a 19-yard run and the Rockets trailed 35-14 at the time. Burrage finished the night with 149 yards rushing on 32 carries.
It was closer on paper. Neshoba Central finished with a 14-12 edge in first downs. The Rockets rushed for 221 yards on 50 carries and passed for 28 yards on two completions, giving them 249 total yards. Germantown answered with 455 total yards. The Mavericks had 143 yards on 23 rushes, and 264 passing yards on 8-of-10 attempts.