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Cope, Greenacres, Rusheon post jamboree victories

The Cope Cougars, Greenacres Mustangs and Rusheon Rams posted victories in the Bossier Parish middle school football jamboree Tuesday at Preston Crownover Stadium.

The jamboree was for eighth-grade teams only. Each “game” consisted of two 10-minute halves.

Cope defeated Benton 20-8, Greenacres downed Haughton 24-12 and Ruston slipped past Elm Grove 16-14.

Bryan Marshall scored two touchdowns for Cope on runs of 60 and 40 yards. Thomas Williams returned an interception 35 yards for a TD. He also scored a two-point conversion.

Bryson Connell passed to Cade Scott for Benton’s touchdown. Scott made a nice grab in the front of the end zone.

There were several big plays in the Haughton-Green Oaks game.

Quarterback CJ McWiliams gave the Bucs a 6-0 lead on a 9-yard run early in the first half. Matthew Whitten had a catch on the drive and Keyshawn Davis had a nice run.

Greenacres’ Malcolm Britt tied the score on a 35-yard run. Carter Slack hit Carson Slack for the two-point conversion to give the Mustangs an 8-6 lead at the half.

Carter Slack and Carson Slack hooked up again early in the second half for a 40-yard TD. Xavier Anderson scored the conversion and Greenacres led 16-6.

Frank Hamilton went about 40 yards for Greenacres’ final score. Anderson added the conversion run.

McWilliams closed the scoring with a nifty 85-yard run down the sideline for a touchdown.

Zi Dooley scored Elm Grove’s first touchdown on an 8-yard sweep and then followed that with the conversion to give the Eagles an 8-0 lead.

Rusheon’s Kedrick Henderson answered with a 65-yard touchdown run around right end. Quarterback Andrick Robinson scored the conversion to give the Rams an 8-6 lead.

The Eagles regained the lead late in the second half when Peyton Lewis intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards for a TD. The try for two failed and the Eagles led 14-8 with 1:24 left.

Henderson stepped up again for the Rams, picking up a Rusheon fumble and dashing 65 yards for the tying touchdown. Kevin Pouncy’s 5-yard run provided the winning margin.

The seventh- and eighth-grade district seasons start Tuesday.

Cope faces Haughton at Airline Stadium, Benton plays Elm Grove at Preston Crownover Stadium, and Rusheon takes on Greenacres at Bossier’s Memorial Stadium.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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