The Charger’s hosted the other Southaven school on Friday night and gave our seniors one final home win with a score of 21-14.
Southaven got the ball first and stalled after one first down. The defense forced the same out of the DC offense.
Following four consecutive punts between the two teams, Southaven finally put points on the board. On a third and short from our own 32-yard line, quarterback Robert Davis hit Jeremiah Kimbrough for a 53-yard pickup. A few plays later, Zakarrius Townes ran the ball around the end for a one-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead with under a minute to go in the first quarter.
Penalties and punts continued to prevail well into the second quarter until Mike Houston forced a fumble and Jeremy Zuniga recovered at the DC 29-yard line for the Charger defense with 2:29 left in the half.
The offensive possession that followed went badly. A penalty and a sack backed up the offense and a bad snap on the punt set Andrew Norton up poorly. Norton made a great effort just to get the ball off back to the Southaven 22-yard line. The next play was a 22-yard run up the gut for DC leading to a 7-7 tie at the half.
On the first drive of the second half, the Jags were forced to punt and snapped the ball over the punter’s head. Nicarri Jeans came up with the recovery at the DC four-yard line setting up first and goal. The offense could not capitalize – they got sacked on third down and on fourth down, missed a 32-yard field goal.
The other school’s offense responded and seemed to be gaining momentum. The Charger defense came up with a big play deep in our own territory when Tristan Miller intercepted the pass at the 19-yard line.
Two plays later, Davis tossed a long pass down the sideline to Kimbrough who broke a tackle and finished off a 79-yard touchdown reception regaining the lead 14-7 for the Chargers with 5:51 to go in the third quarter.
The Charger defense forced a three and out and the offense wasted no time scoring yet again. Davis hit Isaiah Brevard for a 70-yard touchdown pass extending the lead to 21-7 with 4:18 left in the third.
Southaven’s defense forced yet another punt and another bad snap led to the Charger offense taking over on the DC 28-yard line. Davis went for another long pass, but this time was too long and the DC safety intercepted it in the end zone for a touchback.
On the Charger’s next offensive possession, Davis threw another interception as our receiver got tripped up on his route. The Jags took over on their own 36-yard line with 9:27 to go in the fourth quarter.
After moving the ball into our territory, the defense came up with consecutive big plays to force a turnover on downs at our 34-yard line.
Norton punted on our offensive possession, and the defense forced another turnover on downs by the other school at our 10-yard line with just under four minutes to go. Two plays later, a bad snap was recovered in the end zone by DC for a touchdown cutting the lead to 21-14 with just over three minutes remaining.
The offense couldn’t seal the deal with a first down, and DC used all three timeouts. A bad snap and another great escape by Norton gave them the ball back at midfield with 2:30 remaining. Horrendous officiating continued, but a textbook play was made in coverage by Caleb Offord when he picked off a toss down the sideline at the Southaven 15-yard line to put the nail in the coffin.
Southaven will travel to Horn Lake next week to close out the season. Make the trip to the next town over to support your Chargers one last time this season!