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Cumby pounds Detroit, yet loses flip of coin

DETROIT — Eight seconds. No, it wasn't bull-riding, but Cumby Trojan quarterback Brandon Heer taking the bull by the horns rushing the pigskin across the goal line to clinch the more than 15-point win over the hosting Detroit Eagles Friday, 29-12.

Players', coaches' and fans' cheers could probably be heard all the way back in Cumby as the buzzer sounded at the end of Friday's battle at Eagle Stadium. Despite the 37 degree temperature, it was the heart-warming win Cumby needed to put them into a position for playoffs.


Playoff-bound Cooper wins, 48-42

COOPER — The game was billed as two tough teams getting ready for the playoffs and it lived up to that claim.

Cooper scored late to take a 48-42 win over Rivercrest.

Both teams have secured playoff berths in District 7-2A, Division II with Cooper taking second and Rivercrest third behind champion Paul Pewitt.


Winnsboro falls to Melissa, 48-0

WINNSBORO — The Winnsboro Red Raiders tried to bounce back from injuries Friday but were out matched and out manned by the visiting Melissa Cardinals, 48-0.

Melissa held the Red Raiders scoreless while rallying for 300 offensive yards just as Winnsboro was breaking in a whole new backfield after losing three running backs to injuries following the Quitman battle. The Red Raiders promoted several players up from the JV to fill their roster.


Eagles end winless in district

PARIS — The Como-Pickton Eagles finished last in district with a loss to Paris Chisum Friday at Mustang Stadium, 40-22.

The Mustangs found their first and final district win of the season to finish 1-4, 3-7 overall. Como-Pickton ended 0-5 in District 7-2A Division II with also a 3-7 overall record.


Tigers out pawed by Leopards

TEXARKANA — The Mount Vernon Tigers finished the season on a disappointing note with a 35-0 loss to the Liberty-Eylau Leopards at Harris Field Friday.

The Tigers had struggled all season fighting injuries. Senior Cole Halter started at quarterback for Mount Vernon. Halter is the fourth quarterback to test the waters for the Tigers this season. He had seven rushes for 11 yards while completing two of nine for nine yards and one interception.

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