The Warriors’ performance this week was far from embarrassing. L-FO (4-1, 2-1) combined for 378 total yards to Woodland’s 118.
L-FO quarterback Josh Woodard was an impressive 10-for-15 for 184 yards and touchdowns of 27 and 43 yards.
Jamal Stinson was the game’s leading rusher with 77 yards on 13 carries.
Woodland’s Quinton Kent scored on a quarterback keeper to cut the lead to 14-7 with 6:19 to play, but the Wildcats (2-3, 1-2) were unable to tie the game.
Misty Chastain, sports writer
Hiram 20, Ridgeland 7
ROSSVILLE — Hiram rode the strong legs of Antonio Simms to a Region 7-AAAA win over Ridgeland.
Simms had a hand in three-quarters of the Hornets’ offensive plays, running 39 times for 222 yards and three second-half touchdowns, and snagging the visitors’ only pass completion for another 18 yards.
Undone by three second-half turnovers, Ridgeland dropped to 0-5 overall and 0-4 in region play.
The teams went to intermission scoreless, but the Panthers’ Dustin Foshay delighted a homecoming crowd by returning the second-half kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead after Paul Flynn’s conversion.
Simms then took over and Ridgeland had no answer.
Andy Diffenderfer, sports writer
Gordon Lee 47, Mt. Zion-Carroll 8
CHICKAMAUGA — The Trojans rolled up 400 yards rushing and another 173 through the air to bury future Region 6-A foe Mt. Zion, climbing back over the .500 mark in the process.
The Trojans (3-2) scored on their first five possessions of the first half as they opened a 34-0 halftime advantage.
A Gordon Lee fumble deep in their own territory set up the Eagles (1-4) with their only score of the night after the Trojans had taken a 40-0 lead.
Rick Walker plunged home from a yard out to break the scoreless streak.
Zach Burns and Brad Guthrie each cracked the century mark on the ground as they went for 109 yards each. Lance Henson added 64 while Jake Padgett and freshman Kyle Armstrong each chipped in with 48 yards.
Padgett was 8-of-13 passing for 158 yards and three scores.
Scott Herpst, sports write