The Chargers traveled across town Friday night to take on the other Southaven school in the “Odis McCord Classic.” In a game that quickly turned into a field position battle, Southaven won 14-7.
This year, a new trophy was made to go to the winner of the game between the two high schools in Southaven. The Chargers have dominated the series of late winning four in a row now and eight of the last nine against the Jaguars.
After neither team moved the ball much in the first quarter, Trey Perkins managed an interception and a 35-yard return for a touchdown to put the Chargers up 7-0.
Neither team mustered much offense for the rest of the quarter until the Jags got the ball with just over two minutes left before halftime. They executed their two minute drill very well and scored with very little time left before halftime to even the score.
The second half was filled with punts and turnovers on downs once more as neither team moved the ball much on offense. The Charger special teams unit finally came up with a big play two-and-a-half minutes into the fourth quarter. The Jaguars were set up to punt when a bad snap led to a blocked punt that Southaven recovered at the DC 17 yard line.
Just a few plays later, Micah Chillers punched it into the end zone from four yards out giving the Chargers a 14-7 lead.
The win clinches a playoff spot for the Chargers for the first time in three years. Next week Southaven will host Horn Lake for a chance to clinch the three seed for our district. A loss next week would drop the Chargers to the fourth seed for the district in the playoffs.