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VJHS football team blows out Byram on Tuesday in their season opener



VJHS football team (Photo by Ced Tillman)

Vicksburg Junior High School football team began their season with a blowout 36-6 victory on Tuesday over Byram Middle School.

Jermaine Gaines controlled the ground game for VJHS and rushed for two touchdowns which came from 54 and 18 yards while teammate Donovan Brown pulled in a five yard touchdown.

Although the Gators remained on top throughout the night, it didn’t stop quarterback Mikey Johnson from throwing a 50 yard touchdown to wide receiver Jordan Clay to keep the game out of reach.

Mikey Johnson (with permission)

Defensively, VJHS kept outpacing Byram throughout the night, starting with Daquan Warfield who caught an interception for the Gators.

With the Gators constantly making defensive stops, head coach Larry Carter was much satisfied with his team’s performance.

“I’m very pleased with how our defense responded to pressure and only gave up six points and I’m very pleased that we didn’t have any penalties,” Carter said.

VJHS will play again on Tuesday against Pearl Junior High at VHS.


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