Hawks & Rocks get Homecoming wins; Pirates top Tigers
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Oct 3, 2017, 18:45
The Hancock Hawks and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws both got Homecoming wins on the gridiron Friday night while the Pass Christian Pirates topped the Bay High Tigers in rivalry action.
The Hawks (5-1, 2-0) took another major step toward securing a playoff spot in Class 6A with a 49-24 domination of the St. Martin Yellow Jackets.
Rondell Womack gave the Yellow Jackets all the sting they wanted with an outstanding performance. He rushed 12 times for 100 yards and two scores and added five receptions for 178 yards and two scores.
Caleb Garcia had a perfect night throwing for 246 yards and four touchdowns on 10-for-10 passing.
Blake Comeaux added 109 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Marquis Cherry had 37 yards rushing on eight carries and a touchdown and he caught two passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Brooks Rayburn added the other receiving touchdown.
On defense, the Hawks were paced by Trenton Ladner with 11 tackles including three for a loss followed by Cameron Blaize with 10 tackles and a sack. Chase McDonald added eight stops.
This Friday Hancock will travel to Gulfport to take on the Admirals (3-3, 2-0) who defeated Pascagoula 25-6 last Friday.
The Rocks (3-3, 1-0) opened Division 8-4A action with a convincing 47-0 shellacking of the Vancleave Bulldogs for Homecoming.
The Rocks were led by Jake Greer who threw for 261 yards and six touchdowns on 17-for-24 passing. His younger, Pat, also threw a touchdown pass.
Harrison Brewer caught five passes for 90 yards and two scores while Taylor Lafontaine added two passes for 17 yards and touchdown. Andrew Trapani caught a 35-yard scoring toss while Delvin Henry and Thomas Williams each caught one. Bradley Darby caught Pat Greer's scoring toss. On defense, Leo Roos racked up 15 stops and forced a fumble while JD Rutherford and Lee Negrotto each added nine tackles.
The Rock defense held Vancleave to just 102 total yards in the game.
On Friday, SSC will host Bay High 'between the walls' in a cross-town and Division 8-4A rivalry game.
It is a series that began in 1945 and the Rocks hold a 28-19 advantage in the yearly war.
Jake Greer enters the game for SSC having thrown for 1,027 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushing for 362 yards and four scores. His top receiver is Brewer who has 27 receptions for 343 yards and four touchdowns. Roos leads the defense with 73 tackles followed by Rutherford with 61 and Lewie Negrotto with 52.
Last Friday the Tigers (0-6, 0-1) fell to the Pass Christian Pirates 34-28.
In the game, Jaylan Wilson led Bay High with 147 yards passing and a touchdown. He also rushed 15 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Kesaun Laneaux hauled in three passes for 56 yards and a score and he tossed one to Wilson.
On defense, Russo continued to pace the Tiger defense with 26 tackles including 16 solos. He was followed by Kyre Hodges-Campello with 13, Tyri Saucier with 10 and Zachary West with 10.
Russo now has 123 tackles on the year while Kyre Hodges-Campello checks in with 93.
Any team will have its work cutout for them holding down Wilson from Bay High. Wilson has thrown for 558 yards and rushed 662 yards. And, Russo is a one-man tackling machine with 123 tackles in six games.
The Pirates (3-3, 1-0) were led by Tionne Frost who carried 24 times for 280 yards and four touchdowns. Dustin Allison scored once to make the difference.
On defense the Pirates were paced by Tyson Scott with eight tackles followed by Travon Frost with seven. Nate Stewart and Josh Tinson each had an interception.
This Friday the Pirates are set to host undefeated East Central (5-0, 1-0). East Central destroyed Moss Point last week 56-12.
The Hornets have a 1,000-yard rushed in Tony Brown who has carried 108 times for 1,012 yards and 10 scores. Ryan Evans adds 52 carries for 264 yards and four scores to the mix.
Brad Cumbest, all 6-foot-6 of him, leads the receivers with 18 catches for 324 yards and four scores.
Avery White leads the Hornets defense with 72 tackles followed by Cade Miles with 60.
The Pirates counter with Tionne Frost who has carried 119 times for 937 yards and nine scores. Travon Frost leads the defense with 49 tackles followed by Tyson Scott and Nate Stewart with 48 and 45 tackles, respectively.