In an overtime game, it’s usually the team that’s in the best shape that comes out on top.
That was exactly the case on Thursday for the Newton High School girls.
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For the first time this season, the Newton County Lady Cougars had their backs to the wall.
They responded by scoring 53 runs in the next two games to take the best two-out-of-three series from Lawrence County on Tuesday night.
The Newton County Lady Cougars continued their march toward Freedom Ridge Park as they won four games last week, beating Poplarville and Florence by a combined score of 76-17.
On Tuesday, Newton County swept Florence in two games, winning 21-2 an 14-1. On Thursday, the Lady Cougars hammered Poplarville 22-12 and 19-2.
Northeast Lauderdale’s Michael McClinton rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Trojans in a 40-3 win over Newton County in Decatur Thursday night.
The Cougars fell behind 26-0 in the first 15 minutes of the game, as Newton County fell to 2-7 overall and 0-3 in district play.
Ethan Gray, Lake 80
Kenyon Clay, Union 54
Lincoln Jordan, NCA 54
Colby Ferguson, Union 50
Zywon Ledbetter, Lake 42
D’Alex Jennings, Lake 38
Marcus Wash, County 36
Jaylon Buckley, Union 32
Cole Shimfessell, County 32
Rod Evans, County 24
The Philadelphia Tornadoes graduated 21 seniors from last year’s squad and after coach Bobby Hall resigned to start the year, the team seemed to be in turmoil.
But David Frye has righted the ship.
The Tornadoes scored the game’s first 40 points and cruised to a 40-8 win over the Tigers at E.L. Morgan Field on Friday night.
Scott Central used three straight scores in the third quarter to take a key 28-7 win over Union Friday night.
The Jackets had a near-perfect start to the game, taking a 7-0 lead and had several opportunities to take control of the game.
Correction: The Newton County Academy headline for last week’s story was incorrect, as the Generals did not play its homecoming game on Sept. 28. The Appeal regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.
The Newton County Academy Generals took out a season’s worth of frustrations on visiting Ben’s Ford on Friday night.