Varnado wins jamboree, Pine ties

Published 1:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015

Varnado blanked East Iberville, 39-0, at the Live Oak Jamboree and then Pine and Albany played to a 14-14 tie Friday.

The games were two 12-minute halves.

In Varnado’s win, the Wildcats jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead.

The scoring got started when Armontee Kemp caught a 28-yard pass from D.J. Jefferson to make it 6-0 after an unsuccessful 2-point conversion.

Tyrandis Crosby added a 6-yard run for a 13-0 lead, following Nick Blackburn’s extra point.
Nick Darden was on the receiving end of the next touchdown, as he and Jefferson connected for 24 yards. The extra point was missed, keeping it 19-0.

The two connected once again and Blackburn’s extra point split the uprights and Varnado had a commanding 26-0 lead at halftime.

The two touchdowns in the second half came on the ground. Travon Stokes tallied from the 9 and Desmond scored from the 7. Blackburn split the two extra points, finalizing the scoring at 39-0.
Varnado coach Scott Shaffett praised his team on its play.

“We went out there and the big thing was I wanted to see us do was eliminate mistakes,” Shaffett said. “We didn’t have any turnovers and we had just one 5-yard penalty. We started out fast and finished strong.”

Shaffett also said the defense played well by holding East Iberville scoreless. He added they did a good job of forcing turnovers and not allowing East Iberville to cross midfield.

“The defense also did a great job of setting our offense up with good field position,” Shaffett said.

In the Pine-Albany game, both of Pine’s touchdowns were courtesy of Adarrius Berry runs of 1 and 5 yards.

Colton Terrell made both of Pine’s extra points.

Defensively, Pine coach Bradley Seal said Chris Gordon played well.

Seal said the jamboree went as well as expected.

“We had some defensive alignment issues, but that’s to be expected in a jamboree. We just have to get that cleaned up,” Seal said.

Both teams begin the season on the road. Varnado travels to St. Patrick in Biloxi, Miss. and Pine is heading to Pearl River. Both games are Friday.

Late scores:

Bowling Green defeated Wayne Academy 20-13. The score of Ben’s Ford-Amite was not known at press time. For more on these games, see the Wednesday, Sept. 2, edition of The Daily News.