The Haughton Buccaneers and Greenacres Mustangs earned close seventh-grade victories in Bossier Parish middle school district play Tuesday.
Haughton slipped past Benton 22-18 at Benton, and Greenacres edged Elm Grove 16-14 at Bobby Marlow Field at Preston Crownover Stadium.
In the only eighth-grade district game, Haughton defeated Benton 34-12. The Greenacres-Elm Grove game was postponed after a heavy thunderstorm rolled through South Bossier.
In non-district games, the Cope Cougars swept Webster at M.D. Ray Field at Airline Stadium. The Cougars won the seventh-grade game 34-0 and the eighth-grade game 20-8.
At Benton, Jalen Lewis scored two rushing touchdowns and Amarion Lars one to lead the victorious Haughton seventh-grade team.
Bryson Hinkie, Rashard Douglas and Jason Zahm were defensive standouts.
Haughton improved to 3-0 in district and 2-0 overall. Benton dropped to 3-1 and 2-1.
Continuing his outstanding season, Dexter Smith ran for four touchdowns in the Bucs’ eighth-grade win.
Colin Rains completed a TD pass to Adrian McClindon.
Caleb Benke had an interception. Other defensive standouts were Connor Blank, Jesse Normandin, Tazavian Sweeney, Latrell Cooper and Peyton Polk.
Haughton improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in district. Benton fell to 2-2 and 1-2.
At Preston Crownover, Roland Wilkinson passed for 120 yards, including a first-half touchdown to Jaxon Graham, to help the Greenacres seventh-grade team win.
Graham also recovered a fumble for a TD and assisted Carter White on a tackle for a safety.
Le’Brandon Davis rushed for 50 yards.
Kameron Manning recorded double-digit tackles.
“It was a hard-fought game in difficult weather conditions,” coach Chris Skinner said. “Our guys rallied together and held off a tough team.”
Greenacres improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in district.
At Airline, Trevor Jackson had a big game in Cope’s seventh-grade victory. He rushed for 147 yards on just 11 carries and scored four TDs. He also scored a two-point conversion.
Jackson’s longest touchdown run covered 59 yards.
Markell Hampton ran for 78 yards on just four carries. He scored a TD and conversion. His longest run was 49 yards.
Brayden Linton carried nine times for 28 yards and a conversion. Sincere Walker had 14 yards on three carries.
The Cougars finished with 267 yards rushing.
Jeremiah Boudreaux, named the defensive player of the game by coaches, had two touchdown-saving tackles. He also forced a fumble that was recovered by Donte LaCour.
Kyler Hively, named special teams player of the game, recovered an onside kick and played outstanding overall.
Linton recovered a fumble forced by Brandon Sanders. Champ Endris forced a fumble and recovered it.
“Great team effort especially on defense,” Ray Smith said. “Several players stepped up to replace injured players.”
Cope raised its record to 3-0.
Katerius Norris ran for a touchdown and conversion for the victorious Cope eight-grade team.
Kameron Allen also scored a rushing TD. Christian Williams connected with Jeremiah Blaze on a touchdown pass.
Cope remained unbeaten at 3-0.
NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches. It will be updated as soon as possible if more information is received.