SHELBY — Broad Street first year head coach Michael Adams has been chopping at the bit each week to get the team’s first win.
Broad Street entered Friday night’s Region 2-1A contest against the Durant Tigers hoping that it would be the night.
They were correct. Broad Street used smothering defense to subdue the Tigers and claim a dominant 59-6 win.
The Jaguars were coming off their second tie of the season in a 6-6 ball game with Coahoma County in Clarksdale. In week one Broad Street tied with O’Bannon 36-36 and lost to Ruleville at home 24-6 in week two.
With the team now sitting at 1-1-2 on the year and preparing to face two-time defending state champion Simmons this week, Adams is hopeful the team, now 1-0 in the region, will have the confidence needed to pull off an upset.
“We have been chopping at this thing for the past few weeks,” Adams said. “It’s always good to get a win, especially in the district. We have been playing hard, hanging in there and sticking together and it finally happened for us getting that first win.
“We have a big test this week and so we have to get back to work to get ready,” Adams said. “Hopefully, we can take this momentum into next week. We have been playing some bigger schools so we think we are ready to give it our best shot.”
The win over Durant was done in true Jaguar fashion according to Adams.
“We played good Jaguars ball which is always a team effort,” Adams said. “Offense, defense and special teams all contributed in this win tonight. We made some stops and we executed on offense.”
The Jags scored first in the opening quarter off a zone-read quarterback run from Keshunn Prince and the route was on.
Prince finished the game completing 3-of-6 passes for 115 yards with two touchdowns. Prince also rushed three times for 74 yards and a touchdown.
Freshman quarterback Jarkevious Johnson rushed four times for 69 yards with two touchdowns.
The Jags’ biggest performance of the night came from senior Ventura Junearick, Jr. who scored on two punt returns and caught a 35-yard touchdown pass. Junearick also made an impact on defense with two interceptions.
Offensively, Kartavis Burrage scored on a 53-yard reception and Dash Bean, Jr. scored on a short rushing touchdown.
Defensively, the Jags were all over the Tigers recording eight sacks and three interceptions.
Kerris Jackson had a 45-yard interception return for a score and two solo tackles. Jacory Scott recorded nine tackles with a fumble recovery, Delon Moore notched six tackles with a forced fumble, Jamarcus Huffman and Jaquarion Johnson added five tackles with two sacks each, Henry Simmons recorded five tackles with a sack and Austin Renyolds and Burrage added seven tackles each.Broad Street will travel to Hollandale to play Simmons on