Prairie View 38, WCCA 8
WOODVILLE, Miss. — Jacob Farrar threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Prairie View coasted to a 38-8 victory over Wilkinson County Christian, Friday night in the 8-man debut for both schools.
WCCA received the opening kickoff, but had the ball for only one play. Greg Tatum's over-the-shoulder catch for an interception gave the Spartans possession at their own 23.
Four plays later, Latyon Woodard gathered in a tipped pass at the WCCA 23 and dashed across the goal line untouched for a 69-yard touchdown reception. Austin Carroll's 2-point run put the visitors up 8-0.
D'Mario Weathersby's interception on the Spartans' second possession enabled the Rams to take over at the Prairie View 49.
With WCCA facing first-and-goal from the 9, the Spartans made a defensive stand. Consecutive stops in the backfield by Carroll and Farrar brought up third down from the 20, and the Spartans soon took over on downs at their own 17.
From there, the Spartans put together a 13-play, 83-yard drive, culminating in Carroll's 17-yard run. Farrar's 2-point pass to Hunter Little increased the spread to 16-0 early in the second quarter.
WCCA went four plays and out on its next series.
Taking over on downs at the WCCA 45, the Spartans went right to work. Farrar found Tatum streaking down the right sideline for the quick strike. Luke Denman's 2-point run brought the score to 24-0.
Both teams scored on their first series of the second half.
Denman's 24-yard run on second-and-24 was good for a first down at the 43. Jaheem Brown then carried for 19, pushing the Spartans across midfield to the 38. Farrar eventually capped the nine-play, 67-yard drive on a 7-yard keeper. Carroll's 2-point run made it 32-0.
WCCA avoided the shutout with an eight-play, 46-yard drive, capped by Weathersby's 15-yard keeper. Weathersby also ran the conversion as the Rams drew within 32-8.
Starting from its own 35 after the kickoff bounced out of bounds, the Spartans covered 65 yards on just four plays.
Brown rambled 33 yards on the initial play of the series.
Three plays later, on the first snap of the fourth quarter, Carroll followed pulling right guard Gage Riles into the endzone from 13 yards away to wrap up the scoring.
Carroll rushed for a team-high 90 yards on seven carries as the Spartans rushed for 265 yards on 35 attempts. Brown (9 carries, 75 yards), Denman (12-67) and Farrar (5-44) rounded out the balanced attack.
Farrar was 5-of-12 for 140 yards passing, with Woodard catching two passes for 86 stripes.
Carroll was in on 14 tackles, two for negative yardage, as the Spartans held the Rams to 127 total yards (115 rushing, 12 passing).
Prairie View is on the road again Friday, facing Franklin Academy in Winnsboro.