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Turner, Amous help NC grind 62-14 win over SE Prep

By ROB LUDWIG / Special To The Corsicana Sun

SANTA FE — Navarro struggled for a half before turning it on in the final 30 minutes for a 62-14 victory over South Prep on Saturday at Santa Fe High School.

No. 8-ranked Navarro (3-1) led only 21-7 at the half before exploding for 41 points in the second half to subdue the Spartans.

Running back Kijana Amous scored on a 19-yard run for Navarro’s first points of the game. After starting quarterback Carson Earp was benched after a pair of first-quarter interceptions, backup Bivins Caraway played the final three quarters and ignited a late second-quarter surge. Caraway fired TD passes of 5 yards to Jabryce Taylor and 45 yards to Edwin Mims for a 14-point halftime lead.

Xavier Turner, who finished as the game’s leading rusher with 27-185-3, started the second half with touchdown scampers of 10, 8 and 1 yards as the Bulldogs claimed a 41-14 lead entering the final period.

Sticking to the ground game much of the second half, Navarro received touchdown runs of 4 yards from Potts and a pair of 3-yarders from Amous.  Amous gave Navarro a tandem 100-yard backfield by rushing 10 times for 110 yards and three scores.

Of their 89 offensive plays in the game, the Bulldogs elected to run 67 times for 531 yards and finished the game with 731 yards offense.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Navarro      7    14      20      21  — 62
SE Prep     0      7        0        7  — 14

SCORING SUMMARY:
N – Kijana Amous, 15-run. (Carlos Macias kick).
SE – Richard Johnson, 9-pass from Steadman Bell.  (Diego Navar kick)
N – JaBryce Taylor, 5-pass from Bivins Caraway. (Carlos Macias kick)
N – Edwin Mims, 45-pass from Bivins Caraway. (Carlos Macias kick).
N – Xavier Turner, 10-run. (Kick blocked).
N – Xavier Turner, 8-run. (Carlos Macias kick).
SE – Steadman Bell, 1-run. (Diego Navar kick).
N – Xavier Turner, 1-run. (Carlos Macias kick).
N – Mikechell Potts, 4-run. (Carlos Macias kick).
N – Kijana Amous, 3-run. (Ryan Condley kick).
N – Kijana Amous, 4-run. (Ryan Condley kick).

Yardstick         NAV        SEP
Total Plays             89           55
First Downs            35            5
By Rushing          28            3
By Passing            7              2
Rushes-Yards      67-531     33-75
Passing Yards          200        77
C-A-I                    12-22-3    11-22-1
Total Offense           731       152
Return Yardage        98       166
Total Yardage         829       318
Kickoff Returns   2-62       7-106
Punt Returns        2-18       0-0
Int Returns            1-18      3-60
Punts-Avg                0-0       10-35.1
Fumbles-Lost           0-0        0-3
Penalties-Yards       6-60      6-55
3rd Down Conv       8-12       3-14
4th Down Conv        1-4        1-1

INDIVIDUAL
RUSHING: NAV — Xavier Turner 27-185-3; Kijana Amous 10-110-3; Ke’Aun Kinner 14-94-0; Mikechell Potts 10-80-1; Bivins Caraway 5-52-0; Carson Earp 1-10-0.  SE PREP: Steadman Bell 9-28-1; Derroderick Hadnot 6-24-0; Darrell Julian 4-4-0; Isiah Shepard 4-1-0; Alfred Scott 5-7-0; Collen McDowell 3-7-0; Marquell Smith 2-4-0.

PASSING:  NAV — Bivins Caraway 10-17-186-2-1; Carson Earp 2-5-14-0-2. SE PREP: Steadman Bell 6-9-45-1-1; Darrell Julian 4-9-34-0-0; Alfred Scott 1-5-(-2)-0-0.

RECEIVING: NAV — Edwin Mims 6-90-1; JaBryce Taylor 4-102-1; Austin Collins 1-4-0; Zach Berryman 1-4-0.  SE PREP: Richard Johnson 3-18-1; Robert Gordon 2-16-0; Demarcus Jackson 2-2-0; Isiah Shepard 1-0-0; Jerdamion Majors 1-21-0.

RETURNS: NAV —  Kickoffs:  JaBryce Taylor 1-37-0; Mikechell Potts 1-25-0.  Punts: JaBryce Taylor 2-18-0.  Interceptions: Money Peterson 1-18-0.