Other Friday night winners were Baker and Freeport

CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Bulldogs just keep lining them up and knocking them down.

In the team's second straight dominant performance of the season, Crestview handled the St. Martin Yellow Jackets of Biloxi, Miss., 38-0, at Jack Foster Stadium on Friday night.

The performance followed a 37-2 season-opening home win over Bay. By any measure, averaging 37.5 points a game and allowing just one is going to win an awful lot of games. That is something the Bulldogs have become accustomed to after winning the District 3-6A title last year and advancing to the region semifinals.

Also making the final score even more impressive was the fact that St. Martin entered at 2-0 on the season and held a telling 62-12 scoring differential after consecutive 31-6 wins.

Jaden Voisin scored on offense and defense for Crestview, hauling in a 47-yard pass from Jack Corbin while also returning a fumble 68 yards for a score. Tyree Johnson opened the game's scoring on a 20-yard burst in the first quarter, while also finding the end zone in the game for the Bulldogs were Chris Johns on a 2-yard run and Dadalus Livingston on a fumble recovery in the end zone.

Crestview returns to action next week in a major home date with Navarre.

 

Baker 34,

Vernon 13

VERNON — Junior McLaughlin exploded for the Gators, rushing for a game-high 132 yards and three touchdowns as the returning 1A state runner-up improved to 2-0 on the season.

Jalen Ciurleo added 124 yards rushing on 16 carries with a touchdown and Jason Moore also broke the century mark with 101 yards on 19 rushes with a touchdown for Baker.

Baker rushed for 377 yards in the game.

The loss dropped Vernon to 1-1 after the Yellowjackets shocked Freeport, 28-14, in Week 1.

Baker hosts Snook Christian Academy next week in its home opener.

 

Milton 27,

Choctaw 13

MILTON — The struggles continue for Choctaw.

A week after being running-clocked by Tate, the Indians were handled on the road to fall to 0-2.

Mario Banks gave the Indians a 7-0 lead with a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but Milton ripped off 27 unanswered points before Brady Ooten's 23-yard touchdown pass to DT Grant as time expired.

The  Indians look to regroup next week at home against Pensacola Catholic.

 

Freeport 34,

Lowndes Academy 0

FREEPORT — Call it a lesson learned for the Bulldogs.

A week after committing five turnovers in a season-opening loss to Vernon, Freeport cleaned up its game and stormed into the win column following a landslide win over the Rebels from Lowndesboro, Ala., at Bulldog Stadium.

"We've got some good players with good speed, we just have to make sure we maintain the ball and good things will happen," Freeport coach Shaun Arntz said. "Obviously, we saw that tonight."

K'wan Powell had a big game for the Bulldogs (1-1), leading all rushers with eight carries for 175 yards and two touchdowns. The talented freshman also added a 20-yard scoring reception from Rajah Hooks, who rushed seven times for 45 yards and a touchdown.

On special teams, Tragen Appelman was perfect on three PAT attempts and connected on a 37-yard field goal to close out the scoring in the second half. Defensively, Freeport was stout and came up with interceptions from Harley Gribble, Justin Clark and Austin Johnson.

The loss dropped Lowndes Academy to 1-1 on the season.

Freeport returns to action next week at Holmes County.

 

Snook Christian 54,

Rocky Bayou 32

The Knights fell behind 45-18 in the first half as the team slipped to 0-2 on the season following the loss at Meigs Middle School on Friday night.

Caleb Preston was a bright spot for Rocky Bayou after rushing for 145 yards and catching passes for 72 yards. Preston caught a 43-yard scoring pass from David Denbow and scored on runs on 1 and 19 yards, plus added an 80-yard kickoff return.

Denbow also scored on a 3-yard run.

Snook Christian Academy, from Foley, Ala., improved to 3-0 with the win.