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Gators tie with Jefferson County in spring game

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DeCorey Knight Jr


Vicksburg High School went head-to-head with Jefferson County on Friday night in their Spring game where things ended in a tie as neither team scored.

Jamikal Maxey: Photo by Richard Miller

“It was fun and I’m excited to see the kids handle business but I’m especially excited about the JV because they had a rough spring but they made some big plays tonight,” VHS Head Coach Christopher Lacey said. “We started moving the ball towards the end and we threw some interceptions but we’re going to go back to the drawing board with our quarterback and fix those mistakes.”

Ced Blackmore running the ball: Photo by Richard Miller

Cameron Nailor and Roshawn Carter grabbed some big defensive stops early in the two-quarter game while Dennis Battle Jr. was all over the field grabbing tackles. VHS handed the the ball to Cedric Blackmore as he ran tough, including a 13-yard carry but the Gators turned the ball over once Jamikal Maxey’s pass was picked off.

Just before the first quarter ended, the Gator defense made another stop and forced JC to turn the ball over on downs. Maxey connected with Jakobe Smith on a quick pass while Blackmore ran for 12 and eight yards. DeCorey Knight Jr. soon got his chance to run the rock as he picked up a quick 15 yards on a carry before the Tigers caught another interception.

Photo by Evan Farrell

It didn’t take long for VHS to gain possession of the ball as Battle came up with a sack. As the time continued to wind down, VHS allowed Knight to take control as he picked up five first downs with some swift footwork. He took VHS inside the 10-yard line as the clock hit zero.

In the junior varsity game, Josh Woods grabbed two interceptions and Nick Carson broke out multiple times on huge runs.

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