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Junior Scrapper win streak hits 48 after 34-8 victory over Magnolia

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Ninth-graders at Nashville Junior High School boarded a fire truck for the traditional ride from the Sunset Church of Christ parking lot to the school on the first football game of the school year Thursday, Sept. 8. They will take similar rides on other vehicles during the season. At the wheel is Nashville Fire Chief Jerry Harwell.

MAGNOLIA – The streak continues.

The Nashville Junior High Scrappers picked up where they left off from last season as they defeated Magnolia 34-6 Sept. 8 at Magnolia. The Scrappers extended their winning streak to 48 games dating back to the last two games of the 2010 season.

Nashville struck early against the junior Panthers as Davonte Witherspoon scored on a 27-yard pass from Lance Easter. Noe Hernandez made the PAT, and the Scrappers were on top 7-0 early in the game.

In the second quarter, Easter scored on runs of 61 yards and 27 yards. Hernandez made both PATs, and the Scrappers led 21-0 at halftime.

Neither team scored in the third quarter.

Magnolia closed the gap to 21-6 with 6:45 left in the game, but that was as close as the Panthers would get.

Easter scored on a 4-yard run. Hernandez’s PAT put Nashville ahead 28-6.

Quincey Garland added the last touchdown for the Scrappers on a 5-yard run. The PAT was no good.

Easter was the leading rusher for Nashville with 9 carries for 152 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Morrison had 10 carries for 65 yards. Jefferson ran the ball 3 times for 19 yards. Garland had 1 carry for 5 yards and a TD.

Easter completed 4 of 7 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Basiliere had 2 receptions for 27 yards. Witherspoon had 1 catch for 27 yards and a touchdown. Morrison had 1 catch for 2 yards.

The Scrappers had 297 yards total offense, including 241 rushing and 56 passing.

Nashville held Magnolia to 119 total yards.

Eighth grade

The eighth grade Scrappers opened the season by defeating Magnolia 18-13.

The Panthers scored first to go on top 6-0 in the first quarter.

Keyshawn Stewart responded with a 57-yard TD run for Nashville, tying the game at 6-6.

Magnolia went ahead 13-6 in the second quarter on a 20-yard pass reception.

The Scrappers scored in the third quarter on a 15-yard pass from Ty Gordon to Tyler Beene. Gordon put up the last TD of the game on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Gordon completed 2 of 5 passes for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Stewart was the leading rusher with 4 carries for 125 yards and a TD. Gordon ran for 23 yards and a score. Garland had 17 yards for the night.

Beene had 1 catch for 15 yards and a touchdown. Stewart had 1 catch for 17 yards.

Nashville had 194 yards total offense against the Panthers.

The Scrappers will host Hope Thursday at 7 p.m.

The eighth grade game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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