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Chiefs fall to LC 42-18; Salem loses to Brookhaven Academy

Salem Wildcats scored first Friday night on a Chris Riley run early in the first quarter. A missed extra point put the Wildcats in the lead 6-0 within two minutes of the game’s kickoff.’
But several big Brookhaven Academy plays, also within two minutes of kickoff tied the game and a PAT put the Cougars ahead 7-6 as they took Salem’s kickoff after the first score and ran for the TC and a good PAT putting them up 7-6.
Brookhaven turned their kickoff to the Wildcats into another scoring opportunity, recovering an onside kick and a Braden Revere run to a 14-6 lead.
The Cougars did a repeat on their next kickoff to Salem, another onside kick recovery also turned into a Walt Smith touchdown and PAT by Strickland for a 21-6 lead all within the first two playing minutes on the clock.
With six minutes remaining in the first quarter a Sam Evans to Walt Smith pass with a Strickland added PAT put the Cougars up 28-6. With a minute remaining in the quarter another successful Revere rushing TD ended the quarter with Brookhaven leading 35-6 over the Wildcats.
Salem managed to hold Brookhaven to only one touchdown and PAT in the second quarter to end the half Brookhaven 41, Salem 6.
The Wildcats hit for a score with five minutes left in the third quarter as Chris Riley hit Levi Turnage in the endzone for a TD, upping the Salem score to 12.
In the fourth quarter, the Cougars scored on a passing play with a little under eight to go in the game to end scoring for the night, Brookhaven 49, Salem, 12.
Not much in the way of stats for Tylertown’s contest against Lawrence County at Monticello.
Lawrence County hit for six points in the first quarter and chalked up an additional four touchdowns to close the half with no answered points from the Chiefs 34-0.
Tylertown outscored the Cougars 12- in the third quarter and 6-0 in the fourth, but way too little and too late.
At game’s end the Cougars held a commanding 42-18 win over the Chiefs.
Bothe the Wildcats and Chiefs played non-district games this week, so the games aren’t counted toward their division rankings at end of season.

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