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Amite County outruns Loyd Star in Liberty

The Loyd Star Hornets (2-6, 1-1) traveled to Liberty Thursday for a Region 7-2A matchup with Amite County (3-3, 2-0). Loyd Star battled early but could never catch up as the Trojans took a 42-22 win.

Coach Brian Ford and his Hornets hung close in the first half as the teams traded scores. AC led 30-16 at halftime and looked like they’d go up three scores in the third quarter before the Trojans fumbled on the Loyd Star 1-yard line.

The Hornets picked up a pair of first downs after the AC fumble, but eventually punted the ball back to the home team. On the first play of the final quarter Amite County senior running back ShoShun Boss scored on a short run to put his team up by three scores.

In the first quarter Loyd Star got on the board when quarterback Stephen Mills hit Thomas Kelly for a 44-yard touchdown pass. Versie Wilson ran in the 2-point conversion.

Mills would then score twice on touchdown runs, a 17-yarder in the second quarter and a 59-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Loyd Star is back at home Friday when the Hornets host West Lincoln.