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Alcorn pummels Jackson State 41-6 to take SWAC East championship

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The biggest football SWAC rivalry in Mississippi was played tonight in Jackson when Alcorn visited Jackson State for the big game. Alcorn left the Capital City with a big victory, marking the second year in a row that Alcorn has won this game between the two schools.

Quarterback Felix Harper led Alcorn (8-3) in the battle against JSU (4-8) by throwing four touchdown passes to help secure the win.

JSU struggled all night to move the ball against Alcorn’s tough defense, which led to Alcorn leading 31-0 at halftime.

JSU’s  Kymani Clarke had the most rushing yards—17 on 5 carries.

Alcorn did not back off at all when it came to shutting down Jackson State’s defense. The Braves only allowed the Tigers to get into the end zone once in the game, to score a stunning 41-6 victory.

Alcorn’s Harper connected with three different wide receivers for touchdowns in the game: LeCharles Pringle caught two touchdown passes, and Chris Blair and Juan Anthony each caught one each. Harper would also gain a rushing touchdown in the game to mark his fifth touchdown of the night. Harper would finish the game with 274 passing yards to go along with his five touchdowns.

Niko Duffey led Alcorn’s running game with 74 yards, and Chris Blair had 136 receiving yards to go with his touchdown reception.

The victory tonight marked the sixth East SWAC Championship title for Alcorn and head coach Fred McNair who took over the program in 2016 after Jay Hopson left for Southern Miss.

Alcorn will play either Southern University or Grambling in the SWAC championship. Southern and Grambling play each other next Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grambling to determine the West SWAC Champion.

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Ole Miss defeats MSU 31-24 to win the 2020 Egg Bowl

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Ben Brown and Jerrion Ealy (photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics)

The Ole Miss Rebels have won the 2020 Egg Bowl against Mississippi State in a big 31-24 win.

The Rebels and the Bulldogs both played a hard fought game, but Ole Miss was able to bring home the trophy for the first time since 2017. First-year coach Lane Kiffin led the Rebels in the victory, and the team played great from start to finish.

Rebels quarterback Matt Corral finished the game with 385 passing yards and two touchdown passes, one each to Dontario Drummond and Braylon Sanders.

Jerrion Ealy also scored for the Rebels when he rushed for an 8-yard touchdown.

Although the Bulldogs didn’t come out with the win, they still managed a great performance.

MSU quarterback Will Rogers threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns. Malik Heath caught two touchdowns from Rogers while Austin Williams caught one.

The Rebels are now 4-4 and MSU falls to 2-6. The teams won’t meet again until next year in the 2021 Egg Bowl.

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WC football player Bell led Warren County in interceptions this year

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Warren Central High School football player Tevin Bell finished his senior season as one of the best cornerbacks in the city.

Although the Vikings only played eight games on the field this year, Bell still managed to put up impressive stats.

During the the 2020 football season, Bell had five interceptions on the Vikings defense and became well known for his ability to shut down any wide receiver who lined up against him. He also had eight pass deflections along with 16 tackles on the year.

With his great athletic ability, Bell is the player his coaches turned to for a big play.

“Tevin is the type of athlete you want to build your program based on,” said Vikings assistant coach Ced Jackson. “Hardworking, determination, versatile, respectful and most of all, coachable. His passion and love for the game and his team could never be questioned, and it was an honor to be his coach and watch him grow as a person.”

Bell really showed off his talents when the Vikings played against Madison Central where he caught two big interceptions in the 8-0 victory for Warren Central.

He has not announced his future plans but scholarship offers should be rolling in soon for this outstanding athlete.

 

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PCA freshman Morson led the Eagles in tackles this season

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Porter’s Chapel Academy freshman football player Brayson Morson led the Eagles in tackles this season.

Morson grabbed 71 tackles and was one of the key reasons for his team’s success in 2020. He managed to force two fumbles and recover one fumble, and he helped the Eagles to a 4-6 record under head coach Blake Purvis.

Morson was able to show his athleticism this year despite being one of the youngest guys on the field.

One of Morson’s best games this year was against Benton Academy where he had 11 tackles. He also scored two touchdowns on offense including a 93-yard kick return.

The Eagles can look forward to Morson getting even better over the next three years.

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