By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Ackerman Indians earned another Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 win last Friday night in a homecoming matchup against the visiting Williams-Sullivan Yellowjackets, 40-0.
The Indians’ victory marked their third shutout win of the season and back-to-back district shutout wins after defeating the East Webster Wolverines, 6-0, the previous week.
With 6:14 left in the first quarter of the game, deep in their own territory, the Indians starting scoring when senior quarterback Dakota Brasher dashed through Yellowjacket defenders 94 yards to the end zone. Ackerman took the lead over Williams-Sullivan, 6-0.
Later in the second quarter, the Indians added more points to the board. Brasher connected with T.C. Hatchett 70 yards through the air for the touchdown. Brasher punched it in for the extra two points putting Ackerman ahead, 14-0.
Three minutes later, the Indians would enter the end zone again. Brasher, with an equally impressive pass as the preceding, found Quinton Lane over 61 yards for the touchdown.
The Indians held a 20-0 lead going into halftime.
On the first play of the third quarter, Lane returned the kickoff 70 yards for an Indian touchdown. Taboris Lee added the extra point increasing the Ackerman lead, 27-0.
Backup quarterback Jamarcus Bradley entered the game in the second half and did not disappoint. With three seconds left in the third quarter, Bradley connected with senior wide receiver Javorie Triplett 8 yards through the air. Lee added the PAT and the Indians had earned a 34-0 momentum over Williams-Sullivan.
Sophomore Brody Hines put the final points on the board for Ackerman. With 8:35 left in the game, Hines topped off an Indian drive with a touchdown from the nine.
The Indians stacked up a total of 498 offensive yards during the game.
Brasher was 3-4 through the air for 152 yards with two touchdowns while Bradley was 3-5 through the air for 33 yards with one touchdown.
Hatchett led in receptions catching three passes for 91 yards with one touchdown. Lane followed with one reception for 61 yards with one touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, Anquan Smith led with five stops. Lenny Taylor, Alex Foust and Bonnes Brown followed with four stops each while Brown had two sacks in addition.
The Indians now hold a 6-2 overall record and are 2-0 in district play.
This Friday night the Indians will travel down Highway 9 to Eupora to face neighboring county rival Eagles.
Ackerman and Eupora are the only two undefeated teams in District 4 play and are prepared for an intense and physical showdown as the best of their division.
The Eagles are 7-1 overall and are 2-0 in district games. Eupora recently defeated Hamilton 55-15.
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.