Delmas Holmes continued his torrid pace Friday night as the senior running back scored four touchdowns to lead Scotlandville High to a 49-13 District 4-5A win over Walker.
Holmes rushed 14 times for 190 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass as the Hornets (4-2, 2-1) overwhelmed the visiting Wildcats.
Scotlandville quarterback Levi Lewis was spotty completing 5 of 14 passes, but when he did connect it was usually for a big play. Four of his completions were 35 yards or longer and two were for scores as he finished with 191 yards through the air.
Walker (0-6, 0-2) leaned on quarterback Terry Bozeman, who was 25-of-40 for 246 yards. He had two touchdown throws to offset one interception, but he was sacked eight times.
Scotlandville lineman D’Andre Jackson did the most damage sacking Bozeman four times. All totaled, Walker was held to minus 46 yards rushing.
“He’s waited his turn,” SHS coach Eric Randall said of Holmes, who has 384 yards rushing and five touchdowns in his last two games.
“I’m just so happy he’s had a breakthrough game, two in a row now. Credit also goes to our offensive line. We knew (Holmes) could run, but the line is opening holes, and a runner can do the rest.”
Walker drove to the SHS 1 while trailing just 14-0 in the second quarter. But the Wildcats were turned back on downs, and the Hornets scored twice more to take a 28-0 lead at halftime.
“I thought in spots our kids competed, but we’d compete two or three plays and then give up the big play,” Walker coach Dwayne Severio said. “That’s what we’ve got to avoid. Our kids played hard. We just need to make plays.”
Walker played hard defensively in the first half, but wore down as the Wildcats offense generated just four first downs.
Scotlandville scored its first touchdown after a Walker interference penalty on a punt gave the Hornets a first at the WHS 47. Holmes carried around right end for 33 yards to start the series. Four plays later he scored over left guard from the WHS 5.
After an exchange of punts, Scotlandville took over again at the WGS 47 late in the first quarter. Holmes picked up 14 yards on first down, and one play later Ramaj Moore ran 25 yards around left end for the touchdown.
The kick was blocked, and Scotlandville led 13-0 with 1:09 left in the quarter.
Walker took the kickoff, and pieced together its best drive of the half. The Wildcats moved from the WHS 32 to a first at the SHS 10. Three short completions left a fourth-and-goal at the1, where Bozeman’s pass for Kyle Nevels was incomplete.
Scotlandville turned around and went the length of the field to make it 21-0. The Hornets needed just eight snaps to travel the distance with Lewis’ 58-yard completion to Kaleb Harmon as the key play.
Joshua Williams scored from six yards out, and Lewis hit Harmon for the 2-point conversion.
D.J. Williams’ 34-yard punt return set up Scotlandville for a short touchdown drive late in the half. After an intentional grounding call, Holmes turned a short pass from Lewis into a 50-yard touchdown reception and a 28-0 lead.