CANTON – Canton Academy's Lafayette Wales was a man on a mission.
The senior running back rushed for 238 yards on 24 carries and tallied five touchdowns as the Canton Panthers (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) shellacked Oak Hill 49-14 in a MAIS District 2-AA game on the campus of Canton Academy.
Averaging nine yards a carry, Wales was a nuisance for the Oak Hill defense that last week held a highly ranked Indianola Academy rushing attack in check. Canton gained 391 yards on the ground in total.
Senior running back Kraft McLean helped the Panther rushing attack with 11 carries for 98 yards on the ground. McLean rushed in two touchdowns, as well.
Through the air, Canton junior Houston Persac was an efficient four of seven passing for 55 yards. Junior Cedric Clanton had three of the four receptions for 42 yards and junior John Stewart had a 13-yard catch.
In the first half, Canton's offense jumped out to an early 28-6 start and never looked back. Canton continued to outscore Oak Hill in the second half with 14 points in the third-quarter and the last seven points coming in the fourth.
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