Edgerson turns in 3 long touchdown runs in rout

MAGNOLIA — Magnolia eliminated the mistakes, but it wasn’t enough as White Hall (3-0, 1-0) rolled to a 50-7 win Friday night during the 5A-South Conference opener at Panther Stadium.

The Panthers (0-4, 0-1) turned the ball over only once, which came in the second half.

The Panthers were able to move the ball at times, but the big plays by the Bulldogs were too much to handle. White Hall scored three consecutive touchdowns to start the second half and put the game out of reach.

White Hall tailback Kendrick Edgerson rushed for 167 yards on just eight carries, scoring on touchdown runs of 50, 55 and 66. Quarterback Terrance Warren was 6-of-10 passing for 131 yards and two touchdowns. The scoring throws came from 28 and 43 yards away.

The Bulldogs scored first when Warren threw a 43-yard strike to Shuquan Walls with 9:54 to play in the opening period. Tyler Carr’s PAT made it 7-0.

The Magnolia defense forced White Hall to punt on back-to-back possessions and gave its offense good field position at the White Hall 24 on one occasion. Magnolia couldn’t do anything after four downs and gave the ball over at the 18.

Early in the second period, Warren threw a 34-yard pass to Joseph Stewart and later ran for a 1-yard score to make it 14-0 with 10:41 on the clock. The Bulldogs, faced with a third-and-26 on the drive, kept things alive following a personal foul penalty on the Panthers.

Magnolia managed to close the gap to 14-7 following a nine-play, 63-yard drive. With 4:27 on the clock, Freddie Lemay scored from the 21 and Austin Miller added the PAT.

The Bulldogs struck before the half ended when Edgerson raced 66 yards for a score with 13.2 seconds left, making the halftime score 20-7.

Edgerson dominated in the third period, with back-to-back touchdown runs of 55 yards at the 11:36 mark and 40 yards with 9:57 left. A two-point conversion and PAT made it 35-7. Following an interception, Warren threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Percy Arnold with 8:33 on the clock that made it 43-7.

White Hall’s final score came when backup running back Corey Fontenot plowed in from the 12 to make it 50-7.