NP dominates spring game 5/20/2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NP dominates spring game

By De’Isaac House
North Panola played its spring game last Thursday and as spring games go they did not yet look up to par.

The day was filled with football at Lafayette High School with both varsity and junior varsity teams getting time on the field.

Competition was broken into sections where each offense scrimmaged against other teams’ defenses for 15 minutes with junior varsity scrimmaging for 10 minutes.
There were two games underway at the same time which meant there were only 50 yards of play.

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Three other teams involved in the spring games were Lafayette, Lake Cormorant and Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA).

NP 28, MRA 21
The Cougars’ first match-up was against MRA where the Cougars played at an elite level and won 28-21. The offense went out first where their dominance showed. They ran the ball for 89 yards and had 137 through the air with a total of 226.

Jatavious Farmer went eight for 13 for 137 yards passing. He ran seven times for 64 yards and two touchdowns. His targets were Willie Hibbler, Robert Oliver and DeAunta Sipp.

Hibbler caught four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Oliver caught three passes for 27 yards. Sipp had one reception for 32 yards and one rush for three yards. Justin Connor ran the ball only five times for 22 yards.

On defense they were flying to the ball and did not miss tackles. The Cougars only gave up 57 yards rushing and 89 passing yards for a total of 146.

NP 28, Lafayette 28
The Cougars’ then faced Lafayette where they looked like a totally different team.
On defense first, North Panola did not give up many yards but but did miss a lot tackles.
Stat sheets show NorthPanola giving up 78 yards rushing and 56 yards passing.

On offense, Farmer went four for nine with 102 yards passing. He threw two touchdowns and one interception.

Hibbler had one catch for seven yards. Oliver caught three passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Sipp had two rushes for negative three yards and Connor had five carries for five yards.

NP 35, Lake Cormorant 7
The Cougars’ last scrimmage was against Lake Cormorant. They looked like a complete team once again as they dominated Comorant.

Farmer went five for 13 for 118 yards and three touchdowns. He had four carries for 41 yards.
Hibbler had one rush for three yards and one reception for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Oliver had two catches for 16 yards and one touchdown. Sipp had three carries for 18 yards and a touchdown.

Connor had three rushes for 20 yards and one catch for 23 yards. Virgil Jones had one catch for 39 yards and one touchdown.

On defense the Cougars gave up only one rushing yard and 76 passing yards.
North Panola is set to open the season at Rosa Fort on Friday, August 22.