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Five parish teams win 8th-grade games

Russell Hedges



The Cope Cougars, Greenacres Mustangs, Elm Grove Eagles, Benton Tigers and Haughton Bucs posted victories in non-district eighth-grade football games Tuesday.

Cope defeated North DeSoto 38-8 at Airline Stadium, Greenacres downed Rusheon 28-6 at Bossier High, Elm Grove dropped Webster 30-20 at Preston Crownover Stadium, Benton defeated North Webster 28-0 in Springhill and Haughton downed Caddo Middle Magnet 35-20 at Haughton.

Cope 38, North DeSoto 8: The Cougars rolled up 286 yards and emptied the bench early in the second half.

Cameron Davis rushed for 128 yards on seven carries. He scored twice on runs of 1 and 47 yards. Davis also scored two two-point conversions.

Kobe Johnson, who gained 64 yards on five carries, scored two touchdowns on runs of 7 and 32 yards. He also scored two conversions.

Jaylon Thomas added 49 yards on three carries. Breon Hampton scored a TD and had 24 yards rushing.

Defensive standouts included Darrell Evans and Thomas, according to Cope coaches.

Zylon Newsom was named special teams player of the game by the coaches. He had three tackles and recovered a fumble on a kickoff.

Jere Grice/Press-Tribune Elm Grove’s Eric Williams looks for running room during the Eagles’ eighth-grade victory over Webster Tuesday at Preston Crownover Stadium.
Jere Grice/Press-Tribune
Elm Grove’s Eric Williams looks for running room during the Eagles’ eighth-grade victory over Webster Tuesday at Preston Crownover Stadium.

Greenacres 28, Rusheon 6: The Mustangs and Rams will play again during the district season, but this game was classified as non-district.

David Maxey scored two touchdowns for Greenacres. Coby McGee and Tannon Johnson had one each.

Kyle Crump scored a conversion. Coach Trey Wynn said defensive standouts were Hunter Hollis and Hawaii Williams.

Elm Grove 30, North Webster 20: The Eagles rallied from a 20-8 deficit in the second quarter.

Quarterback Knije Harrison scored on runs of 20 and 10 yards. Jalen Hall blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown.

Eric Williams Jr. scored Elm Grove’s first TD on a 5-yard run.

Elm Grove coaches praised offensive linemen Cole Doiel and Isaiah Williams for their play.

Defensive standouts included Eric Williams (Rudy) and Levar Allen.

Benton 28, North Webster 0: Garrett Hable passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Tigers.

Jermaine Newton and Doyle Adams caught the TD passes. Newton also scored on a sweep.

Hable hit CJ George on a long pass to set up a touchdown.

Coach Jared Stowell said Cade Festavan, Hunter Burroughs and Carter Parks stood out on defense.

Haughton 35, Caddo Middle Magnet 20: Kynan Hayes led the Bucs with 134 yards and two touchdowns. Jalob Walker and Lavonta Gipson scored one TD each.

Greg Phill, Zishun Moore and Quandarius Harris each had an interception.

In earlier non-district games this season, Haughton downed Mansfield 38-16 and North DeSoto 43-20.

Hayes returned a kick 80 yards for a touchdown against Mansfield and also had an interception.

Reid Roman led the defense with eight tackles.

Walker rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns against North DeSoto. Craedel Cook added 102 yards and scored a touchdown.

Harrison Voigt and Joey Cook led the defense, coach Darin Walker said.




In seventh-grade games reported to The Press-Tribune, Elm Grove dropped Webster 28-0 and Greenacres got past Rusheon 22-14.

Benton also scrimmaged North Webster.

Elm Grove 28, Webster 0: Amani Larry passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Eagles to the victory.

Larry’s TD passes went to Elijah Barnett (20 yards) and Zeke McKnight (40). His touchdown run covered 70 yards.

Caleb Reese added a 7-yard touchdown run. Carson Sanders and Kyle Scott were among the standouts in a strong performance by the offensive line.

Kentravious Morris (interception) and Reese were defensive standouts, according to Elm Grove coaches.

Greenacres 22, Rusheon 14: Rusheon’s Montez Henderson and Jacoby Decker scored touchdowns on runs of 20 and 15 yards, respectively. Decker also ran in a conversion.

Greenacres did not report any information to The Press-Tribune.

Benton-North Webster: Bubba Osby scored two rushing touchdowns in the scrimmage.

A pass from Brad Fream to Ethan Yarbrough set up one of the touchdowns.

Jontarious Johnson, Ellis Cole and Cole Horton were among the defensive standouts, coach Stowell said.





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