Morgan Senators win game in overtime, 14-13

Published 1:06 am Saturday, September 13, 2008

LINDEN — A dramatic point after in overtime pushed Morgan ahead of Marengo 14-13 for the game-winner here Friday night.

Marengo scored in the first quarter on a 12-yard run by Rave Hale.

Then in the second quarter, the Senators came back when Heath Harrelson ran for 72 yards and the touchdown.

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The score remained tied at 7-7 until the end of the game.

In overtime, Marengo scored on an 8-yard run by Jash Montee, but missed the extra point.

Morgan scored in overtime on a 1-yard run by Daniel Lee, who had set up the short yardage situation with a 9-yard run on the previous play.

Lanny Harrelson kicked the game-winning extra point — Harrelson’s second successful score of the evening.

Heath Harrelson led ball carriers for the Senators, racking up 140 yards on 17 carries.

Defensively for Morgan, Reid Fondren lead with nine tackles and Taylor Bone and Jay Gilmore had seven tackles each.

Morgan improves to 2-1 on the season overall and 2-0 in the region. Marengo is 1-3 in the season.

In other Friday night football action:

Greensboro 25, DCHS 12 : GREENSBORO — Dallas County High School managed to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to tie the contest, but an 86-yard kickoff return by Greensboro for a touchdown put the icing on the win.

Quarterback Justin McAfee was 8-12 for 112 yards and a touchdown and an interception.

Rushing, DCHS had 124 yards on 29 carries. Montae Lanier carried 10 times for 83 yards. Brandon Harvel had two receptions for 60 yards. Harvel’s longest was a 42-yard reception.

Defensively, Keymiya Harrel had eight tackles and one sack.

R.C. Hatch 28, Francis Marion 20: Preston Melton threw five passes for 38 yards and one interception in the loss for Francis Marion.

Leading rushers for Francis Marion included courtney Witt with 36 yards, Henry Tarb with 22 yards and Enhi Ukairo with 16 yards.

Defnsively Henry Tabb had eight tackles.

No statistics were available for the visting R.C. Hatch team.

Maplesville 48, Sunshine 8: Maplesville scored every quarter in the runaway win over Sunshne.

Hunter McKay, a sophomore running back, rushed 16 times for 125 yards. Other scores included. Brian Bailey scored two and Hunter McKay and Kuwan Barnes scored a touchdown each.

Selma 14, Wilcox Central: The Jaguars fell to 0-3. Selma wide receiver Jacolby Adams caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Keaton Spears to break a 6-6 tie with 2:30 remaining in the game, and the Selma defense held off the Jaguars to seal the win.

“It was a hard-fought game,” said Jaguar coach John Moton Jr. “One of these games is always hard to lose, especially in the fourth quarter.”

The Saints and Jaguars engaged in a defensive struggle for three quarters.

“Defense is going to be the saving grace of this team,” said Selma coach Foster Davis.

The Jaguars didn’t go away easily though. They drove to the Selma 40 in the game’s closing moments. But on fourth-and-10, a Moton pass was picked off by Selma defensive back Darion Alexander.

“I am very proud of the defense stepping up in the fourth quarter,” said Davis. “Overall, I’m very pleased with the effort, especially in the fourth quarter when we didn’t quit.”