Kimani Smith threw for six touchdowns as Scotlandville romped past visiting Walker High 48-6 Friday night in a District 4-5A game.
Smith went 12-for-18 for 205 yards. Half of his completions were good for touchdowns. He connected with Larry Clark for three of the scores. And all told, four receivers caught touchdowns.
What’s more, Dontraill Hilliard added 19 carries for 109 yards as the Hornets (8-2, 3-2 in 4-5A) put on a solid offensive display: with 215 rushing yards, Smith’s 205 passing yards and 25 total first downs.
Walker (3-7, 1-4) tallied 164 yards and just seven first downs.
Scotlandville’s defense forced five turnovers - three interceptions and two fumble recoveries - while the Hornets never lost the ball during the game.
Walker’s Carlton Perkins - who entered the game as the state’s rushing leader with 1,752 yards and 24 touchdowns - was held to 42 yards on 11 carries.
Scotlandville never trailed as Smith fired three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone.
Smith found Cevon Cage for an 18-yard touchdown pass, and Kajandre Domino ran in the two-point conversion to give the Hornets an 8-0 lead with 8:50 remaining in the first quarter.
Walker closed to 8-6 on a trick play when Samuel Montgomery fired a 25-yard pass to Tyler Lockart, but the extra point failed with 6:04 left in the first quarter. Lockhart finished with four catches for 75 yards.
Smith then found Domino for a 12-yard touchdown with 2:36 remaining in the first quarter and connected with Larry Clark on a 27-yard touchdown pass for a 21-6 lead with 17 seconds left in the opening quarter.
Smith and Clark teamed on a 37-yard scoring strike midway through the second quarter to give the Hornets a 28-6 lead that stood going into halftime.
In the third quarter, Smith found Clark again - this time from 10 yards out - for a 34-6 lead. And then Smith threw a 19-yard touchdown pass
to Darien Williams for a 41-6 lead.
Williams added a 15-yard touchdown run with 6:29 remaining in the game to account for the game’s final points.