North Panola Cougars football

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Despite yardage, Cougars shut out by Senatobia 35-0

By Myra Bean

Even though North Panola logged 193 offensive yards against Senatobia, the  Cougars did not score a point Friday night.

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In a pivotal 3-3A matchup, the Senatobia Warriors shutout the cougars 35-0, solidifying  the Warriors second place in the district.

North Panola won three straight district games before dropping the last two, to earn a spot in the playoffs.

The Cougars (4-5 overall, 3-2 district) will have one more chance to end the regular season on a winning note when they travel to Rosa Fort ,4-5 overall, in Tunica Friday night.

Rosa  Fort defeated Lewisburg 35-14 Friday night.

Senatobia put up 21 points in the first quarter and seven each in the second and third quarters. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Three turnovers contributed to the Cougars’ fall. The one interception was returned for a score in the first quarter. The Cougars also fumbled the ball twice.

Quarterback Quin Ellis completed six of 18 passes for 90 yards. Roderick Frost caught three passes for 57 yards.

In rushing, Bruce Wilbourn rushed for 48 yards on 14 carries. Rodregus Salter carried the ball for 47 yards on 10 carries.

North Panola committed 12 penalties for 80 lost yards while Senatobia was penalized three times for 25 yards.

The Cougars also had 11 first downs to Senatobia’s seven.

Byhalia defeated Holly Springs 30-7 to go 6-3 overall and 5-1 in district play. Byhalia  has lost in the district to North Panola.

Byhalia will end the regular season hosting non-district foe New Albany.

Senatobia (7-2 overall, 4-1 district) and Independence (5-4  overall, 3-2 district) will  play for second place in the district Friday in  Independence. In the district, Independence has lost to Rosa Fort 12-7 on September 21 and to  Byhalia 26-24 on October 5.