West Point beast Wayne County

Published 6:17 am Sunday, December 6, 2009

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Michael Carr had 128 yards receiving and returned a kickoff for a touchdown to help West Point defeat Wayne County 35-14 in the Mississippi Class AAAAA championship on Saturday night.

The Wave (14-1) held Wayne County (11-4) to less than 150 yards of offense for their sixth state championship. West Point, which won titles in 1982, 87, 88, 89 and 05, tied Weir for third-most Mississippi high school championships won. South Panola has won eight titles and Louisville seven.

The Wave sacked the War Eagles three times, and kept quarterback Demarcus Henderson in check. Henderson was 3 of 14 for 60 yards and two interceptions, while rushing for 22 yards on 11 carries.

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LaKenderic Thomas rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns for West Point, which totaled 215 yards on the ground.

Wayne County, which had won three titles since 2002, was denied a fourth.