PASCAGOULA — Resurrection continued its winning streak against East Marion, winning 28-12 on Friday night. The Eagles now sit at 6-1 on the year with five straight wins while remaining unbeaten in district play at 2-0 and clinching a berth in the upcoming Class 1A South State playoffs as well.
Resurrection was led by senior captains Daniel Pickens at running back and Luke Schnoor at quarterback. Pickens toted the ball 19 times for 122 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He was involved in the passing game as well, hauling in four catches for 69 yards and a receiving touchdown. Schnoor threw for 120 yards and two touchdowns and ran the ball for 50 yards and a score.
RCS struck first with a 21-yard touchdown strike from Luke Schnoor to senior receiver Ryan Roth to go up 7-0 late in the first quarter.
East Marion got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a three-yard touchdown run from their quarterback Romello Edwards. RCS held off East Marion on a two-point conversion attempt to keep a slim lead of 7-6.
Resurrection added to their lead late in the first half when Schnoor connected with Pickens on a 17-yard touchdown pass on fourth down. RCS held East Marion on the last drive of the first half to go into halftime with a 14-6 lead.
Pickens exploded for a 42-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to extend Resurrection’s lead to 21-6.
Early in the fourth quarter Schnoor found the endzone on the ground with an 11-yard run to bring RCS’s lead to 28-6.
With Resurrection holding a comfortable lead late in the fourth quarter, both teams brought in their reserves. East Marion’s backup quarterback Jaydon Rawls scored on a four-yard run late in the fourth quarter, bringing the final score to 28-12.
“I am just over-the-top pleased… the kids were focused at practice through the homecoming festivities this week. It’s good to be 6-1 and 3-0 in district,” RCS head coach Eric Denmark said on the win, “our guys got after it and they executed very well.”
RCS looks to continue their five-game win streak on the road against the undefeated Sacred Heart Crusaders in Hattiesburg next week.
“I tell [the team] every game from here on out, it’s the Super Bowl for us, we’ve got to take it one day at a time… one play at a time,” head coach Eric Denmark said of the upcoming matchup, “Sacred Heart is very disciplined, they execute very well. We’re just going to have to go out there and play top-notch football.”