Clarke County Democrat

Marengo Panthers get big home win over So. Choctaw, 32-14

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The Marengo High Panthers had a good night at home in Dixons Mills Friday, Sept. 23, defeating Southern Choctaw 32- 14.

This has developed into a pretty good rivalry between the Choctaw and Marengo schools. “We’ve been pretty even, sometimes we are up and sometimes they are up. It is always a good game,” said Marengo Coach Katrell Watters.

This time Marengo was up.

“We came out and played hard to begin with. We took control in the first quarter but then we let our guard down and the score tightened. We came back in the second half and kept the lead to win,” Watters said.

Almonte Lewis was 3-7, 97 yards, one TD; 18 rushes for 234 yards and three TDs.

Michael James had seven rushes for 49 yards and one TD.

LaJames Sanders had six rushes for 39 yards; Toriano Kelly had three rushes for 19 and Quinton Griffin two for 41.

Jeremiah Bouler had two catches for yards and one TD.

O’Nealius Norwood had one catch for 55 yards.

Defensively, Anthony Hood had 10 tackles, Almonte Lewis had five tackles and one interception, Kriston Williams had five tackles and one FF, Jamarcus Bouler had five tackles, Kewuan Sanders had four tackles, Tyler Smith had four tackles and one interception and Jeremiah Bouler had four tackles and two interceptions.

The Panthers are off this week. “It will give us some time to work on our executions, we are getting better but not where we need to be,” said Coach Watters.

The Panthers next game will be on the road to Uniontown to take on R. C. Hatch on Oct. 7 in a region game.

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