Oak Hill: West Point football pick up big road wins

Collin Brister
Sports Writer

Oak Hill 17 - Carroll Academy 14

Oak Hill and Carroll went into the locker room tied at 14 in a game that looked like it was going to be a shoot-out, but the Raiders turned up the intensity on the defensive side in the second half, and a Grayson Easterling second-half field goal was the difference as Oak Hill came out with a 17-14 victory.
The Raiders moved the football well throughout the first two quarters, and put pressure on the Rebel defense. The offense has played well in its last three contests after only mustering one touchdown against Newton Academy three weeks ago.
Oak Hill’s defense, however, is the story as once again they dominated the contest and were the reason the Raiders will go into next week with a perfect district record.
There’s only one way to make sure you’re going to be in the playoffs when the season ends, and it’s by winning the district championship. After the first two games in district play, the Raiders appear to be close to doing just that.
Marshall Academy is the team who stands in their way. The Raiders will take on Marshall Academy in the last game of the season in what could be a de facto district championship game.

West Point 47 - Noxubee County 14

The only thing alluding West Point football last season was a perfect season, as they lost in week two to Starkville.
They’ll be perfect this year when they start district play. West Point dominated rival Noxubee County on Friday night and came out with a tough 47-14 road victory.
The Green Wave started off the scoring early in the contest when Marcus Murphy punched in a touchdown to give West Point a 7-0 lead.
After exchanging touchdowns on the next two drives, Chris Calvert would go 52 yards to give the Green Wave a 21-7 lead in the second quarter.
West Point would add on two more touchdowns before the end of the first half, and the game would essentially be over at halftime with West Point leading 33-7 at the break.
West Point would outscore the tigers over the next two quarters of play 14-7 with Murphy and fellow senior Nate Montgomery acquiring two rushing touchdowns in the half.
Noxubee attempted to pass the football for most of the night, allowing the Green Wave to acquire nine sacks in the contest.
West Point will start their district slate next week as they’ll travel to Lafayette County. The Commodores won the 4A state championship last year, but have started this season 0-4.