Middle school football (updated): Greenacres, Cope setting pace in 8th-grade district; Eagles, Tigers top 7th-grade standings

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The Greenacres Mustangs and Cope Cougars are tied at the top of the Bossier Parish middle school football eighth-grade district standings.

The Mustangs and Cougars improved to 2-0 with victories Monday. Greenacres downed Rusheon 44-0 and Cope defeated Benton 46-14. In the other eighth-grade game played Tuesday, Haughton rallied past Elm Grove 40-28.

Elm Grove and Benton are for first at 2-0 in the seventh-grade district. In Monday’s games, Benton dropped Cope 28-0 and Greenacres downed Rusheon 22-8. In Tuesday’s game, Elm Grove defeated Haughton 36-20.

At Preston Crownover Stadium, Haughton rallied from a 22-18 halftime deficit in the eighth-grade game.

Keyshawn Davis scored four touchdowns for Haughton — two rushing and two receiving. CJ McWilliams threw three touchdown passes and ran back a punt for a touchdown.

Trenton Contario had a touchdown reception and also picked off a pass. Caleb Green sealed the victory with a late interception. Khaylon Chapple, Kilian Malena and Caden Wheeler led the defense, coach Darin Walker said.

Zi Dooley rushed for 100 yards and scored three touchdowns for Elm Grove. Two of the TDs came on 18-yard runs. He also caught a 10-yard TD pass from Drake Fontenot. Fontenot also hit Malik Cooper with a 30-yard touchdown pass.

Fontenot passed for 125 yards. Elm Grove coaches praised the play of the offensive line including Zach Wallace and Trenton Sepulvado. Garrett Allen and Michael Hooker were defensive standouts, coaches said.

Jay Jay Thomas scored three touchdowns and Gabriel Larry threw two TD passes to lead the Elm Grove seventh-graders to the victory.

Thomas opened the scoring with a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He also scored on runs of 60 and 30 yards. Larry found Jamal Asberry for a 50-yard score and later hooked up with Hayden Knotts for a 20-yard TD.

Coaches said Ty Shelton was a standout on the offensive line. Larry passed for 140 yards and Thomas rushed for 130.

Haughton’s Peyton Stovall passed for 150 yards and threw three touchdown passes. Two of those came in the second half as the Bucs rallied within eight.

Gage East, Malachi Burks and Jack Edwards were on the receiving end of the touchdown passes.

The Haughton defense was led by Jake St. Andre and Dustin Phillips with five tackles each.

At Airline Stadium, Frank Hamilton rushed for more than 200 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Greenacres eighth-graders to the win.

Dre’ Robinson scored a rushing touchdown aided by some good blocking from the offensive line. Malcolm Britt and Ja’Keldrick Thomas also had long touchdown runs. Bubba Anderson scored three two-point conversions.

The defense sacked the Rusheon quarterback in the end zone for a safety. Carson Slack intercepted a pass and Jarvis Jones recovered a fumble.

Daveon Carley scored two rushing touchdowns and JaQuarious Rabon added a long touchdown run to lead the Greenacres seventh-grade squad.

Rusheon’s Darrell Beck scored on a 5-yard run. SirJerrius Rayson also made some nice runs. Coleman Beeson and Jamaal Brooks were defensive standouts, coach Thomas Chester said.

At Benton, Ashur Hall scored two touchdown to help the Tigers seventh-graders win.

Hall scored on a 4-yard run set up by Clint Lassiter’s 38-yard run. Hall’s second TD covered 17 yards.

Todd Dominick scored the Tigers’ first touchdown. Hall and Lassiter had some big runs on the drive.

Lassiter went 15 yards for the final touchdown. Dominick and Jastin Johnson scored conversions.

Owen Wainscott, Cade Waites, Brock Van Hoy and Riley Sharp were defensive standouts, coach Jared Stowell said.

Cope’s eighth-grade squad rolled up 375 yards total offense in the victory.

Kyle McConathy completed four of four passes for 86 yards, including a 67-yard TD to Jamal Johnson.

Johnson finished with 190 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 77 yards on four carries and returned a fumble 45 yards for a score.

Thomas Williams, who rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries, scored the Cougars’ first two touchdowns on runs of 47 and 11 yards.

Bryan Marshall gained 64 yards on five carries and ran 27 yards for a TD.
Dacameron Richardson rushed for 55 yards, including a 26-yard score.

Coaches said Brandon Hammett, Craig Ross and Drew Bennett were defensive standouts.

Benton’s Bryson Connell threw a touchdown pass to Justin Cleveland. Aaron Wheeler had a 64-yard run for a touchdown. Connell scored the conversion.
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District standings

EIGHTH GRADE
Cope 2-0, Greenacres 2-0, Haughton 1-1, Benton 1-1, Elm Grove 0-2, Rusheon 0-2
SEVENTH GRADE
Elm Grove 2-0, Benton 2-0, Greenacres 1-1, Haughton 1-1, Cope 0-2, Rusheon 0-2

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Note: The above report is based on information received from coaches. It will be updated when other reports are received.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com