BJH Football

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Batesville Jr. High’s seventh grade running back Olywain Hoskins scores on a 73-yard run to give the team a victory over Lafayette County Thursday. The Panolian photo by Glennie

BJH splits with Lafayette

By Brad Greer

Olywain Hoskins’ 73-yard touchdown run with 1:35 remaining in the second quarter guided the Batesville seventh grade football team to a 8-0 victory over Lafayette County Thursday afternoon at Robert H. Dunlap Stadium.

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The contest was not as close as the score indicated, however, as two holding penalties and a clipping call negated touchdown runs of 81, 33 and 29 yards by Hoskins, who accounted for 120 yards on just seven carries in the game. Hoskins wreaked havoc on the defensive side of the ball by forcing two fumbles and recording three tackles.

Drelan Porter, Rondricous Miles and Tyler Brock registered three tackles for the Tigers. Jamerrio Flowers and Jarrell Oatis both added fumble recoveries.

Trey McGovern followed Hoskins with one carry for six yards while Porter added two carries for three yards. Miles hauled in a two-yard pass from quarterback Donald Twilley for the only pass completion of the game for the Tigers.

The Batesville eighth-grade squad was not as fortunate in the nightcap as the Tigers dropped a 16-0 verdict to the Commodores.

Quarterback Eli Murphy got Lafayette  County on the board with a one-yard run with 2:18 left in the first quarter. Twin brother John Murphy ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0.

Lafayette County tacked on its last score with three seconds left before halftime as Eli Murphy tossed a 32-yard scoring strike to John Murphy.

Darrell Henderson led the Tigers running game with 41 yards on seven carries while Ryan Lee added eight carries for 16 yards. Dundrygus Henderson chipped in with two carries for 15 yards.

Batesville starts a four road game streak today at Oxford beginning at 5 p.m.