Chickasaws foil Chiefs
It’s a long ride to Blytheville, Ark., but Okolona coach Jack Clark was not unsatisfied with what he saw on the unfamiliar field.
Despite a 26-14 loss to the Chickasaws, Clark pointed out some bright spots over the past two weeks and predicted he’ll see more while watching film this week.
“In the second half of the Houston game (Sept. 6), I thought our offensive line really started to improve,” Clark said. “They are getting better week to week. Our defense is our strength and they’re getting better. They’re too good to give up 24 points in a game (against Blytheville).”
The Chiefs picked up the long road game after cancellations from Tupelo Christian Prep and West Oktibbeha left them with open dates.
The Okolona team was plagued with penalties throughout the game, but dug in for two scores and tied the game in the third quarter.
Trailing 14-0, the Chiefs got a drive across the line as Jacolbi Heard hit Rod Jones with a 35-yard pass and connected with Dequin Babbit on the conversion pass.
In the third quarter, the Chiefs turned over the ball on downs, but capitalized on the next play as Rakeem Bogan recovered a Blytheville fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
Blytheville regained control in the fourth quarter for the 26-14 win, but Clark is focused firmly on the future with his team back on familiar soil.
The Chieftains will host North Panola Friday before inviting Shannon to Faulkner Field Sept. 27.
“North Panola has plenty of athletes,” Clark said. “Right now, we’re working on fixing us before division starts. We’ll be trying to fix what we’re doing wrong (the next two games).”
The Chieftains will be without starting quarterback, Tyson Eddie, who went on the injured list after the Houston game.
Okolona will break division Oct. 4 in Cumberland against the East Webster Wolverines.
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