By Ruthie Robison The Winston County Journal
The Noxapater Tigers continued their winning ways last Friday night defeating the West Lowndes Panthers, 28-0, in another round of Class 1A, Region3, District 4 play.
This is the fifth straight week the Tigers have earned a victory and they are currently ranked at the top of their district alongside Pelahatchie (6-1, 4-0) and West Oktibbeha (5-1, 3-0).
Noxapater took an early lead in the first quarter when Junior quarterback Tyrell Carter connected with junior wide receiver Justin Robertson 24 yards through the air for a Tiger touchdown.
Noxapater also received two additional points from a safety in the first quarter due to a Panther error.
The second quarter was scoreless for both teams and the Tigers entered halftime with an 8-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Noxapater offense lit up and the Tigers increased their lead with three touchdowns. Senior running back Trey Baber started the scoring in the second half of the game with a 32- yard dash to the end zone.
Minutes later, junior wide receiver Anthony Brown caught a 25-yard pass from Carter for a touchdown.
Keon Coburn capped the Tiger 28-0 win over West Lowndes after entering the end zone from eight yards out.
On the offensive side of the ball, Baber led with 12 carries on 83 yards with one touchdown. Coburn followed with 13 carries on 81 yards with a touchdown.
Carter was 8-15 through the air for 73 yards with two touchdowns.
Robertson had two receptions for 35 yards with a touchdown, while Brown had three receptions for 33 yards with a touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, Dustin McVay led with nine stops and a sack. Jacoby Lewis followed with eight stops and a sack while Justus Barfield had six stops and a sack.
Noxapater’s overall record advanced, 5-2. The Tigers are currently undefeated in division play holding a 4-0 record.
With the combination of a lethal offense always ready to pounce on a chance to score and a solid defense that has been halting their opponents’ scoring opportunities all season, the Tigers are traveling down a similar path as last season.
This Friday night Noxapater will hit the road to East Oktibbeha to take on the Titans.
However, Noxapater has yet to face their two toughest district games of this season. After an open week, the Tigers will host the Pelahatchie Chiefs. Then the following week Noxapater will travel to Maben to square off with the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves.
The Tigers will finish the regular season at home against county rival Nanih Waiya Warriors. Noxapater’s regular season schedule ends with a tedious lineup, but the Tigers are taking it one game at time.
The Titans are well rested coming off of an open week. East Oktibbeha was recently defeated by West Lowndes, 14-0.
The Titans hold a 2-4 overall record and are 1-2 in district games.
Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.