Overton Out: Tenaha beats Mustangs, 42-8


Kurt Kitchings

BECKVILLE — Chavis Gregory rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Tenaha Tigers to a 42-8 Class 1A Division II area playoff win over Overton on Friday afternoon.

Gregory capped the opening drive of the contest with a 2-yard plunge and added a 19-yard run later in the quarter to stake the Tigers to a 14-0 lead.

Everything went right for the Tigers from the very beginning as JR Hill stepped in front of an Overton pass on the Mustangs’ next possession and galloped 33 yards for a TD and a 21-0 lead.

Gregory did more damage from the offensive side, this time lobbing a pretty pass just over the defender to Jacobi Ivy for a 28-yard touchdown with 8:54 remaining in the second and the Tigers had a 28-0 lead.

Overton mounted a drive late in the first half, which could have changed momentum going into halftime. On second-and-goal from the Tenaha 1, Overton quarterback KJ Luster was hit from behind by the Tiger defensive line, causing a fumble, which Hill again scooped up and raced 81 yards to stretch the halftime lead to 35-0.

Jesse Roach, the main Mustang offensive weapon, finally found the end zone with 8:56 remaining in the third quarter on a 9-yard run. Roach finished with 97 yards rushing and 10 yards receiving, giving him 107 of the team’s 127 yards.

Tenaha (7-4) advances to face the Hubbard-Bremond winner.

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Class 1A Division II Area

Tenaha 42, Overton 8

At Beckville’s R.C. Beauchamp Stadium

Tenaha 21 14 7 0 — 42

Overton 0 0 8 0 — 8

First Quarter

TEN—Chavis Gregory 2 run (Javier Uribe kick), 9:07.

TEN—Gregory 19 run (Uribe kick), 2:55.

TEN—JR Hill 33 interception return (Uribe kick), 2:39.

Second Quarter

TEN—Jacobi Ivy 28 pass from Gregory (Uribe kick), 8:54.

TEN—Hill 81 fumble return (Uribe kick), 3:57.

Third Quarter

OVE—Jesse Roach 9 run (KJ Luster run), 8:56.

TEN—Gregory 9 run (Uribe kick), 7:21.

OVE TEN

First Downs 10 14

Rushes-Yards 34-117 32-217

Passing Yards 10 81

Comp.-Att.-Int. 4-16-3 4-15-1

Punts-Avg. 4-50.8 5-36.8

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0

Penalties-Yards 6-46 13-100