Oct 9 North Caddo writeup
Rebels stomp Griffins, 25-8 25-8 25-8 By Mike Plzzolato Special to The Times VIVIAN North Caddo scored two touchdowns by land and two touchdowns by air in a sea of rainy weather to take a 25-8 25-8 25-8 homecoming victory from winless North Desoto in the district opener at Sanders-Prudomme Sanders-Prudomme Sanders-Prudomme Stadium in Vivian on Friday night. The Rebels (4-2, (4-2, (4-2, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 1-2A) 1-2A) 1-2A) put the game away in the first half, blasting the Griffins defense for four first-half first-half first-half touchdowns and a 25-0 25-0 25-0 halftime lead that turned out to be all the scoring they needed. "It was the most consistent we've played all year," North Caddo head coach Jerry Byrd said. "I'm more happy with this win than probably with any other win we've had this year." Byrd said the distractions of homecoming homecoming week had him concerned and added that his team did not have a good week in practice. He said the team got better with its performance performance against the Griffins, with key games coming up in the weeks ahead. The North Caddo Caddo offensive attack (V Byrd sliced up the North Desoto defense throughout the night, rolling upl65 yards rushing and 1 06 yards passing on the sloppy field. Jeremy Moore ran for 96 yards on eight carries and scored twice, including a 51-yard 51-yard 51-yard pass connection from Ricky White on the opening drive. Moore's 8-yard 8-yard 8-yard run in the second quarter gave the Rebels a 19-0 19-0 19-0 lead moments after he ripped through the North Desoto defense for gains of 34 yards and 17 yards on the drive. Devin Washington ran in for a touchdown from 4 yards out as the first quarter was winding down. He caught a 45-yard 45-yard 45-yard strike from Dexter Long to cap the scoring for the Rebels Rebels before the first half ended. Jeremy Thomas rushed for 64 yards for North Desoto and scored on a 2-yard 2-yard 2-yard run at the end of the game to put his team on the board. The Griffins (0-5, (0-5, (0-5, 0-1, 0-1, 0-1, 1-2A) 1-2A) 1-2A) added a touchdown and a 2-point 2-point 2-point conversion conversion as time was running out in the game. "I tink it's going to get us ready," North Caddo defensive tackle Chris Rainey said of his team's effort. "I think it's going to give us a wake-up wake-up wake-up call that we need to play harder and tackle harder. We've got to be ready next week. We can't underestimate them." The Rebels travel to Homer next week, while the Griffins will host lakeside. .