Warriors even record with 3-3 win over NE Lauderdale
The Choctaw Central Warriors defeated Northeast Lauderdale 40-20 Friday night to even their record at 3-3 on the season.
It was the Warriors’ first Region 4-4A victory. They now stand at 1-2 in the region. The Warriors have two more games on their schedule as they host West Lauderdale this Friday and visit Leake County Thursday, Oct. 28.
Quarterback Eli Joe passed to Elias Bell for a 43-yard touchdown pass. Kashton Grisham kicked the extra point and the Warriors led 7-0 with 8:08 left in the first quarter.
Two plays later, the Warriors scored again, this time when the defense tackled a Trojan player in the end zone for safety. Choctaw Central led 9-0 with 7:13 remaining.
The Warriors took the free-kick and set up an eight-play, 51-yard scoring drive. Joe scored his second touchdown of the night as he bulled his way up the middle into the endzone for a touchdown.
Grisham’s kick was true and the Warriors led 16-0 with 4:18 left in the first quarter.
The Trojans got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter on an 11-yard TD pass play. The kick failed and Choctaw Central led 16-6 with 11:51 left in the second quarter.
That’s how it stood until late in the second quarter. Joe passed to Taiton Stokes on an 18-yard TD pass play. Grisham kicked the extra point and the Warriors led 23-6 with 1:47 left in the half.
Northeast Lauderdale returned the ensuing kickoff for the touchdown. The kick was good and at the half, Choctaw Central led 23-13.
Channing Jimmie scored the first points of the third quarter on a six-yard run. Grisham’s kick was good and the Warriors led 30-13 with 5:36 left in the third quarter.
Northeast Lauderdale received a fumble which set up their final scoring drive of the game. An offsides penalty moved the Trojans inside the five-yard line and they scored on the next play. The kick was good, making the score 30-20 with2:11 left in the third quarter.
The Warriors scored their final points in the fourth quarter. Jimmie scored on a five-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter. Grisham kicked the extra point and late kicked a 35-yard field goal to end the scoring.
Northeast Lauderdale falls to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the region.