Tigers extend win streak to 20 against Horn Lake 9/29/2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015

South Panola senior running back Oluwain Hoskins ran for two touchdowns against Horn Lake Friday night. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

Tigers extend win streak to 20 against Horn Lake

By Myra Bean
The South Panola Tigers took their win streak to 20 games after a 50-20 district win over Horn Lake Friday.

The Tigers rolled up 330 total yards, 149 receiving and 181 rushing, against the Eagles. Horn Lake had 277 total yards, including 184 receiving and 93 rushing.

The starting lineup for the Tigers took a 43-7 lead into halftime, then for the most part turned the game over to the backups to preserve the win.

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The defense was led by Drelan Porter who ended the night with five tackles, one for loss yards and two sacks for 13 lost yards. Porter announced Friday that he had verbally committed to play for Mississippi State after high school graduation.

Senior quarterback Tyler  Pogue got the start and immediately hooked up with senior athlete Donald Twilley for a 37-yard touchdown pass with 10:32 left in the first quarter. Steven Collins missed the PAT, but kicked a 22-yard field goal with 7:40 on the clock, capping an eight-play, 29-yard drive to take a 9-0 lead.

Horn Lake fumbled the kickoff and Tiger Shaunrick Clark recovered on the Horn Lake 29.
The first touchdown drive was a three-play, 53-yard drive, aided by a 15-yard run by senior running back Oluwain Hoskins.

Senior defensive back Turner “The Burner” Rotenberry got his sixth interception of the year with 5:21 left in the first quarter. South Panola capitalized five plays later on a 32-yard touchdown run by Hoskins with 4:16 left in the quarter. The two-point attempt failed and left the score 15-0.
In the last drive of the first quarter, the Tigers started on the Horn Lake 48 and drove to the 33 where senior athlete Demetrius Market scored on a 33-yard touchdown run. Collins’ PAT with 1:29 to go gave the Tigers a 23-0 lead going into the second quarter.

South Panola continued its offensive attack in the second quarter but between the teams there were 11 penalty flags in that quarter alone. Horn Lake had 65 yards of penalty for two pass interference calls, one unsportsmanlike conduct and two holds. South Panola had 30 yards in penalties. There was also offsetting penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Horn Lake got on the board with 6:32 left in the first half on a 65-yard run after South Panola fumbled the possession away. The PAT cut the Tiger lead to 23-7.

Horn Lake attempted a field goal that was blocked by senior defensive lineman Porter who ran the ball into the end zone. However a block in the back penalty negated the touchdown and the ball was on the Eagle 47. South Panola took little time, 22 seconds, for Pogue to find Twilley for a 47-yard touchdown pass with 6:10 left in the half.

On the Tiger’s next possession, Pogue found Twilley for his third touchdown pass of the night on a three-yard catch with 1:56 left in the half. The PAT by Collins gave the Tigers a 36-7 lead.
On the kickoff, Horn Lake fumbled and South Panola recovered on the Eagle 40-yard line. Two back-to-back pass interference calls put the Tigers on the six yard line. On the second pass play, Pogue took a hard hit and re-injured a knee but he did walk off the field. He did not return for the second half.

Twilley handed the ball off to Hoskins who scored his second touchdown of the night on a six-yard run. Collins’ PAT gave the Tigers a 43-7 halftime lead.

In the second half, Patrick Shegog, JaMichael Robinson, Cordarrius Poole, Quadarius Shivers and Jordan Strong handled the offense for the Tigers. Horn Lake scored on a six-yard pass with 4:59 left in the third to cut the lead 43-13 after the PAT.

In the fourth quarter, Shegog found Strong for a 10-yard touchdown with 7:55 left in the game. Collins’ PAT gave the Tigers a 50-13 lead.

Horn Lake got in one last touchdown with 1:31 left in the game and cut the lead 50-20 after the PAT.

Pogue completed five of 23 passes for 112 yards and three touchdown. Shegog completed four of seven passes for 37 yards and one touchdown.

Hoskins led the rushers with 69 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns, followed by Robinson with 43 yards and 12 carries. Other rushers include Market, 35 yards, four carries, one touchdown; Shivers, 25 yards on seven carries; Jamian Johnson, two yards on two carries; and Shegog, seven yards on one carry.

Twilley led in receptions with 87 yards, three catches and three touchdowns, followed by Strong with 31 yards on three catches and one touchdown. Other receivers are Market, 25 yards on two catches and Poole, six yards on one catch.

Following Porter in tackles are Kentravious Benson, four tackles; and JaTerrion Draper, three tackles, one for loss yards, one pass deflection.

The Tigers will host Olive Branch in the annual rivalry game Friday night at 7 p.m.