Tunica Academy opened its season with a 52-6 win at West Memphis Christian Friday.
Tommy McIver caught a touchdown pass from Curt Berry. Berry threw a touchdown pass to Almonzo Payne.
Berry completed a 2-point conversion pass to Owen Sanders.
Jeremiah Clarke ran in a 2-point conversion.
BJ Bryant scored two rushing touchdowns.
Payne ran for a touchdown.
Sanders forced a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
“Give credit to West Memphis.,” said Tunica Academy coach Daniel Sousa. “The first half we came out, we took advantage of a couple of things. It was kind of mismatches.”
After having trouble in the first half, the coaching staff made changes.
“Second half, we decided to go back to what we know, go back to a couple of basics,” Sousa said. “That’s when the score went lopsided.”
As a result, the Blue Devils were able to move the ball more.
Tunica Academy explored formations and looks in the first half.
“They defended it all pretty well,” Sousa said.
Tunica Academy had a fumble and blown assignments in the first half.
“Good job to West Memphis,” Sousa said. “They put up a good game. It was completive.”
Sousa also credited assistant coaches Barry and Billy Caston coaches and his players for finding a way to win.
Tunica Academy is at Humphries Academy at 7 p.m. Friday.
Delta Academy wins
Delta Academy improved to 1-1 on the football season with a 54-38 victory at Sharkey Issaquena Academy Friday.
Senior quarterback Ethan Moore completed 13 of 20 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns. He also had nine rushes for 70 yards.
Junior Matthew Sims had 16 rushes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, senior Amaare Pryor had nine rushes for 45 yards and one touchdown and junior Gabriel Moore had one rush for six yards.
Junior Caden Cote led the way with eight sacks, senior Blake Brown had seven, Pryor had six and Gabriel Moore had five.
Ethan Moore had three tackles and one sack.
Sims forced one fumble, Gabriel Moore forced one fumble and recovered another and Cote and Pryor each recovered a fumble.
Ethan Moore had two 2-point conversions and Sims had one.
Delta Academy hosts Marvell Academy at 7 p.m. Friday.