Middle school football: Greenacres takes eighth-grade district title

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The Greenacres Mustangs completed a perfect run through the Bossier Parish middle school eighth-grade district with a 20-0 victory over Haughton on Monday at Haughton.

Greenacres finished 5-0 in district play. Haughton finished 3-2.

The Mustangs controlled the ball for most of the first half and built a 14-0 lead.

Frank Hamilton scored the first TD on a 5-yard run. The Mustangs converted one fourth down on the drive on a Ja’Keldrick Thomas run.

After recovering a Haughton fumble, the Mustangs drove 55 yards for a TD.

Thomas put the Mustangs in scoring position with a long run and later scored from three yards out. Hamilton scored the conversion.

Haughton came close to scoring at the end of the half.

Keyshawn Davis had a good run and CJ McWilliams completed a pass to Antoine Ball.

On the final play of the second quarter, McWilliams lofted a pass to Davis but he was brought down at the Mustangs 4.

After an interception, Greenacres drove almost the length of the field for their final TD in the third quarter, an 8-yard run by Hamilton.

Hamilton and Thomas both had good nights running the ball behind strong blocking from the offensive line.

The Mustangs played good defense throughout the game, coming up with two interceptions and two other turnovers.

The seventh-grade game was close the whole way.

A touchdown pass from Peyton Stovall to Dylan Turner in the fourth quarter got the Bucs within 34-32. But the Mustangs stopped the try for two.

Devin Brooks then sealed the victory with an interception return for a touchdown.

Daveon Carley, JaQuarious Rabon, and Devarrick Woods also scored for the Mustangs.

Stovall, who had an outstanding season, passed for more than 200 yards and four TDs. Jack Edwards and Logan Wilkerson also had touchdown catches. Gage East set up a touchdown with a reception.

Coaches said D’mayria Howard and Jake St. Andre were standouts on defense.

Greenacres, Haughton and Benton finished tied for second in the seventh-grade district behind undefeated Elm Grove.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com