Not much could stop the Senatobia Warriors last Friday night – not even the weather.
In a rain-soaked affair in Indianola, the Warriors responded from a 6-0 deficit and rattled off five straight touchdowns, earning a 34-18 victory at Gentry.
With the win, SHS extended its winning streak to seven games and improved to 7-1 on the season. The victory also clinched a playoff spot for the Warriors with a 2-0 Region 3-4A record and just two games left.
Gentry provided the only score of the first quarter off a 15-yard touchdown pass, as the Rams carried a 6-0 lead into the second quarter. The lead wouldn’t last long however, as Senatobia got on the board in flashy fashion, thanks to a 79-yard pass from Tyreese Hullette to JaBrysten Abram. The Warriors would follow up with a successful PAT kick, inching ahead 7-6.
After Gentry came up empty-handed on its next possession, Senatobia took over again and marched the ball downfield. The drive would end with a trip to the end zone, thanks to a three-yard carry, followed by a successful two-point conversion from Carlous Robinson. The score would give Senatobia a 15-6 advantage at the halftime break.
Senatobia further stretched its lead in the third quarter with a 31-yard touchdown run and scored twice more in the fourth quarter. The Warriors opened the fourth with a 21-6 lead, before a 17-yard touchdown run from Hullette and a 28-yard fumble return pushed SHS to a 34-6 advantage.
Although time was not on its side midway through the fourth quarter, Gentry inched a little closer with a pair of 35 and 10-yard touchdown passes. However, the Rams were unable to stage a real rally, as SHS escaped with the win.
Senatobia totaled 267 yards of offense, with 158 rushing yards and 109 passing yards. Hullette finished 5-for-8 through the air with 109 yards, while also gathering 62 yards on the ground. Jordan Osborn also finished with 47 yards on 16 attempts.
Abram was the leading receiving target, finishing with 88 yards and a touchdown on three catches.
Senatobia will close out the final two weeks of the regular season at home, beginning with this Friday’s contest against Yazoo City. The Indians sport a 3-5 overall record and a 1-1 mark in Region 3-4A, following last week’s 34-0 loss at Clarksdale, which will be the final opponent for the Warriors on October 28.
Both games are set for 7 p.m.. kickoffs at Varner Field.