Lucedale — Deuce Knight threw for 333 yards and accounted for five touchdowns as George County amassed over 550 total yards in beating West Harrison 54-19 Friday night to move to remain unbeaten at 3-0 in Region 4-6A play as well as move to 7-2 overall.
Jacobe Street ran for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Montrell Dortch was one of Knight’s favorite targets as he had four receptions for 194 yards and two scores including a 94-yard scoring catch late in the fourth quarter.
Devin Knight had an interception and fumble recovery to lead the GCHS defense.
West Harrison, which dropped to 4-4 overall and remains winless in region play at 0-3, 4-4(0-3) was led by Trey Harris who rushed for 131 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns. Tyson Johnson added an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Hurricanes
The win for the Rebels sets up a big region showdown at home next week against Picayune, while West Harrison hosts Pascagoula.
Moss Point 46, Greene County 13
On the same night that the Tigers honored their first-ever state championship team of 1983 Moss Point also picked up its first Region 8-4A win of the season as well.
The home-standing Tigers used five rushing touchdowns and 230 yards on the ground from tailback Taborious Charles to move to just 2-7 overall but more importantly, finish 1-3 in league play and manuver themselves into a possible playoff position.
The Tigers have completed their regular season, and will have an open date next week while the Wildcats still have slight postseason hopes left but need a win over region champion Poplarville next week to stay alive.
Picayune 42, Long Beach 7
The Maroon Tide rolled out to a 35-0 halftime lead and remained unbeaten in Region 4-6A play with a big win on the road over the Bearcats.
Tide tailback Darrell Smith scored all five of Picayune’s touchdowns in the first half to stake his squad to the commanding lead. Niquis Ratcliff added the final Picayune score.
The Maroon Tide stands 6-2 overall and 3-0 in league play while LBHS drops to 2-7 overall and 0-3 in the region race.
Poplarville 38, Bay High 24
The Hornets clinched the Region 8-4A championship with a home win over the Tigers Friday night. Poplarville moves to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in league play with one region game left on the road in Leakesville next week against Greene County.
Stone 31, Wayne County 23
The Tomcats kept their playoff hopes alive with a key win over the War Eagles Friday night.
Daylon Collins ran for 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns and KJ Galloway recorded both a touchdown reception as well as returning a kickoff for a score as well.
St. Stanislaus 42, Perry Central 7
The Rocks remained unbeaten in Region 8-3A action with a road win in New Augusta Friday night over the Bulldogs.
St. Stanislaus got 283 yards passing a pair of touchdowns through the air plus two more scores on the ground from first-year quarterback Ian Gael Gonzalez Rioz in the win, which pushed the Rocks to an impressive 7-1 overall under new head coach Tim Lala and 3-0 as well as 3-0 in league play.
Chesley Rhodes picked off two interceptions including running one back for a pick-six.
Other scores from the “Southern Six”:
Gulfport 42, St. Martin 6
Hattiesburg 46, Pearl River Central 6
Tylertown 35, St. Patrick 0
Laurel 45, Vancleave 6