Devils ground Eagles
Tunica Academy’s varsity moved into the district lead, going 2-0 with a solid win over the Marvell Eagles last Friday. The Blue Devils are now 3-2 overall.
“This was a big win for us,” said TA Head Coach Jimmy Hicks. “It gives us an automatic berth in the play-offs.”
TA took the opening kick-off, and a string of first downs moved the Devils to the Eagle 25. But the drive almost stalled there when quarterback Brandon Holmes was sacked at third and eight. Holmes scrambled on fourth down and found Austin Hagstrom for TA’s first score at 8:01 on the clock. Zack McCormick’s PAT kick was good to put the Blue Devils up 7-0.