Coahoma County High School scored its first offensive points of the season during the second quarter at West Tallahatchie Friday night and that was enough for an 8-6 victory.
After falling behind 6-0 on a Choctaws (0-2) touchdown, Red Panthers junior quarterback Lamont Lee threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Tarkevius Logan, who also ran in the 2-point conversion.
“It’s always important to get that win, try to build momentum early in the season,” said CCHS coach Mario Lane. “With us playing such a young group of guys, it was encouraging that we were able to battle through to get that win.”
Sophomore linebacker Christian Banks had nine tackles, more than five tackles for losses and critical stops for the Red Panthers (1-1). Junior linebacker Eddie Henderson and senior linebacker Clintavious Davis also had big games.
“We played well on defense,” Lane said. “We ran to the ball. We tackled well Friday. We had a couple guys to make some big plays on defense. We kept them in the negative a lot.”
CCHS is facing Clarksdale High School (2-0) — coming off of a 49-30 home win against Greenville last week — at 7 p.m. Friday at Crumpton Field.
“It will be a real test,” Lane said. “We’re thin on numbers, but we’re just going to go out there and we’re going to line up and we’re going to give them all we got.”