Prairie View 28, Tensas Academy 8
Jacob Farrar came off the bench to complete all seven pass attempts for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Prairie View disposed of the Tensas Academy Chiefs 28-6 at Dr. E.D. Baker Field.
Friday night's outcome was never in doubt as the Spartans scored on all four possessions.
Tensas opened the game on offense and converted a fourth-and-one for a first down at the Prairie View 47, but slipped into reverse from there. Stops in the backfield by Austin Carroll at Tyler Peters led to fourth-and-16.
Penalized for an illegal block on the punt return, the Spartans started from their own 12.
A pass interference flag soon advanced the Spartans to the 22. On the following snap, Cade Murphy took a screen pass from Denman, eluded four tacklers near the right sideline and reeled off 65 yards to the 13. An incomplete pass later, Carroll slipped an ankle tackle at the 9 and crossed into the endzone. Denman ran the conversion to put Prairie View in front 8-0.
Tensas managed a first down on its second series before Greg Tatum stopped a first down running play for a loss of four and Carroll blew up a reverse for negative nine.
Beginning their second series from the 29, the Spartans covered 71 yards on eight plays.
Denman caught passes out of the backfield for gains of 19 and 26, helping the Spartans advance to the 20.
A first-down sack brought up second-and-20. Following Caleb Christmas on a screen pass, Jaheem Brown picked up 18 yards to the 12.
Two plays later, Carroll rushed for his second touchdown from nine yards out. Denman threw to Greg Tatum, pushing the Spartans' advantage to 16-0.
Following an empty possession by the Chiefs, Woodard's 65-yard punt return was wiped out due to an illegal block.
Converting on fourth-and-seven from the Tensas 10, Farrar hit Woodard for the touchdown, extending the difference to 22-0 with 1:07 to play in the half.
Prairie View received the second half kickoff and promptly drove 74 yards on seven plays.
Greg Tatum's 30-yard grab on first down moved the Spartans across midfield to the 44.
Later, Prairie View was flagged for offensive pass interference and a false start, bringing up third-and-20 from its own 49. Woodard's 40-yard catch on third-and-nine set up first-and-goal from the 5.
Farrar then found Hunter Little to put a wrap on the scoring.
Tensas avoided the shutout with a six-play, 59-yard drive on its final possession.
Farrar and Denman combined to throw for 288 yards while completing passes to seven different receivers as the Spartans accumulated 338 yards of total offense.
Woodard caught four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown and Murphy had two catches for 65 to pace Prairie View offensively.
Tensas, which did not attempt a pass, rushed for 113 yards on 25 offensive plays.
Senior defensive tackle Tyler Peters was responsible for six tackles, including three for 22 yards in losses, to key the Spartans defensively. Carroll added four tackles, including two stops in the backfield.
Prairie View (3-1) takes an open date this week before playing Rebul Academy in Learned, Mississippi on Friday, Sept. 21.