CLINTON — Quarterback Zach Kelly rolled up 452 yards of total offense, including 352 rushing yards, while leading Silliman Institute past Heritage Academy 43-7 in the opening round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 3A playoffs Friday night.
Kelly ran for 352 yards on just 15 carries and scored four touchdowns for the Wildcats (9-1).
He also completed 7 of 15 passes for 100 yards and another two TDs.
With the win, Silliman advances to the MAIS 3A quarterfinals.
The Wildcats will host Mississippi-based St. Aloysius.
NORTHEAST 40, MENTORSHIP ACADEMY 8: In Pride, it was the Kelly show.
Tyriq Kelly and Quinshaw Kelly combined to rush for 184 yards for Northeast (6-3, 4-2).
Tyriq Kelly ran for 94 yards on 14 carries and caught a 10-yard TD pass for the Vikings. Quinshaw Kelly finished with 90 yards on 17 carries, including a 3-yard TD run.
Mentorship falls to 0-9, 0-6.
LUTCHER 49, LUSHER CHARTER 19: In New Orleans, third-ranked Lutcher got a typical dual-threat night from quarterback Jontre Kirklin.
Kirklin ran for 113 yards on 15 carries and scored a TD. He also completed 11 of 21 passes for 92 yards and three TDs to help the Bulldogs (8-1, 6-0) claim their sixth straight win in District 9-3A.
Destin Porter had two catches for 33 yards to pace Lutcher’s receiving corps. Lusher is 5-4, 3-3.
BASILE 10, CATHOLIC-PC 0: In Basile, the host team scored all the points in the second quarter.
The Bearcats (8-1, 4-0) ran for 187 yards and moved a step closer to the District 5-1A title.
Lucas Patin ran for 67 yards on 18 carries, while Boyd Smith added 62 yards on 19 carries for CHSPC (5-4, 3-1).
WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN 30, FALSE RIVER ACADEMY 0: In New Roads, Noah Launey ran for 137 yards on 24 carries and scored one TD to lead Westminster (5-4, 1-3) to its first District 5-1A victory.
False River (3-6, 1-3) got 46 yards on 16 carries from Damian Johnson.