Top Three: Moore runs wild in season finale

Published 4:35 pm Monday, November 14, 2022

Southside junior Tequon (Tater) Moore did everything he could to keep the Seahawks season alive, but it was not to be. Hobbton prevailed, 42-35, in Thursday’s second round 1A state playoff game despite five touchdowns from Moore. Northside’s season ended as well, 28-20 at Northampton.

  1. Moore was spectacular in all phases Thursday. He scored all the Seahawks touchdowns in a variety of ways. After the defense held Hobbton on fourth and goal from the one yard line, Moore burst around the right side and took it all the way for a 99-yard score. Following a Hobbton score, he returned the kickoff 68 yards for his second TD, then found the endzone on 43, five and one-yard runs.

Moore had 312 all-purpose yards, including 174 of Southside’s 184 yards rushing, 39 yards receiving and 102 return yards. He accounted for 223 of Southside’s 308 yards and found time to make four tackles on defense.

  1. Xavier Ham-Southside’s senior linebacker was seemingly everywhere on defense with 10 solo tackles and eight assisted, including 1.5 tackles for loss. Ham will represent the Seahawks in next month’s 252-919 All-Star game in Greenville.
  1. Marcus Clayton-Northside’s senior tailback ended his high school career with the bulk of his teams’ offensive yardage in a 28-20 second round loss at Northampton. Clayton ran 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and caught a pair of passes for 49 yards for 108 yards of total offense.

Best of the rest: Northside: junior fullback Jamie Corprew scored two of the three Panthers touchdowns. Junior quarterback Hunter Chrismon was 4-7 for 89 yards, including a 35-yarder to Elijah Holloway and a 44 yard completion to Clayton. Senior Carson Clinkscales had five solo and six assisted tackles, while juniors Landon Buck (12) Gus Vansant (12) and senior Nick Roberts (10) recorded double figure tackles.

Southside: Senior quarterback Walker Hill was 7-10 for 124 yards. Senior Darren (DJ) Joyner caught three passes, while classmate Manvonte Deloach caught two for 64 yards and made six tackles on defense. Jeremiah Cruz recorded 10 total tackles and senior Elijah Baldwin had eight.