Clarksdale High School went into its Region 3-4A opener and homecoming matchup on a three-game losing streak as Yazoo City came to town Friday night.
The Wildcats (4-3, 1-0) were up to the challenge, got back on the winning track and ran away with a 40-16 victory.
Lee Academy is in the driver’s seat for Region 1-4A after winning the district opener at Kirk Academy 21-3 Friday night.
The Colts (4-2, 1-0) are now on a four-game winning streak, but they could not pull away until the second half at Kirk.
Coahoma County High School is on a four-game losing streak after losing the Region 3-2A opener at Madison Palmer Friday night 58-14.
Tarkevius Logan caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lamont Lee. Lee completed the 2-point conversion pass to Logan. Clintavious Davis ran for a 4-yard touchdown.
Coahoma Community College had a 27-17 lead on homecoming Saturday when Mississippi Delta Community College came to town, but the Tigers could not hang on down the stretch.
CCC (1-4) suffered its fourth consecutive defeat with a 29-27 loss.
Clarksdale High School junior quarterback Tamera Allen was cleared to return from an injury one day before the Wildcats were scheduled to host Choctaw County.
It took Allen one half to get in his groove, CHS (3-3) fell into a 23-point halftime hole and could not complete a second-half comeback. The Wildcats lost 35-26 Friday night.
After losing its first two weeks of the football season, Lee Academy has won its last three games after a 35-6 victory at Tunica Academy Friday night.
The Colts (3-2) scored two defensive touchdowns in the win.
Coahoma Early College High School was on a three-game winning streak headed into Rosa Fort High School in Tunica Friday night and had a chance for another victory late, but missed opportunities proved costly down the stretch.
The Tigers (3-2) lost 20-14.
Coahoma County High School scored a combined 16 points during the first four games of the football and opened 1-3.
The Red Panthers (1-4) lost for the third consecutive week 48-20 at Holly Springs Friday night, but they scored more points than all of the other games combined.