Dean rushes for 3 TDs in win over Hernando

Published 3:26 pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Janari Dean dodges a Hernando defender on the ground to gain some yards and score for South Panola Thursday night.

The Panolian photo by Glennie Pou

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By Brad Greer

Janari Dean ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns as South Panola picked up its first district 1-6A win over the season with a 35-10 victory over Hernando Thursday night.

South Panola (3-5 overall, 1-2 district) led 14-3 at halftime on a pair of Dean’s two-yard scoring runs in the second quarter. The Tigers took the second half kickoff and marched 65 yards on nine plays, capped off by a 15-yard touchdown pass from Anterrio Draper to Dravyn Barksdale with Blaine Ware adding the PAT to give South Panola a 21-3 cushion.
 Dean ended his night with a sparkling 46-yard scoring run with 3:46 left in the third quarter to make the score 28-10. Reserve quarterback Bo Williams put the finishing touches on the game with a two-yard scoring run with 1:00 remaining in the fourth quarter.
South Panola travels to Tupelo for a Region 1-6A contest next Friday.