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The Magee High School Trojans smashed the Raleigh Lions on the road in the third round of playoffs by a score of 35-0 Friday, November 20, 2020. The win advances Magee to the South State playoffs where they will face Columbia at home Friday, November 27, 2020.

The Trojans faced a Raleigh team that had been hot the last of the season winning big against their opponents. The Lions did not intimidate the 9-0 Trojans. Magee had a mission and stayed focused.

Magee won the toss and elected to receive the ball second half. Magee kicked the opening kick off to Raleigh. Play-making seemed to start slow for both teams. Each teams’ defense rose to he occasion during the first quarter allowing no points. Magee came to life during the second quarter with 8:00 minutes remaining when #2 Chandler Pittman completed a pass to #23  Jawon Shaw for a touchdown. The point after attempt by Magee was not good. The score was Raleigh 0, Magee 6. 

The touchdown resulted in #2 Pittman’s 100 career all purpose touchdown.

Chandler with his parents Kathy and DeWayne Pittman

With under a minute to go in the first quarter, Magee’s #2  Pittman completed another pass  to #7 Xavier Franks for a touchdown. Pittman’s pass was completed to #5 Jaylen Floyd for a 2-point conversion. Magee increased the lead by a score of Raleigh 0, Magee 14.

Magee took the lead entering halftime. 

Second half with 9:00 left in the third quarter, #2 Pittman completed yet again another pass to #17 Kyerston Tucker for a touchdown. #35 Gavyn Chafin’s point after attempt was  good. Magee was on top by a score of Magee 27-0.

With three minutes remaining in regulation, #2 Pittman took to the air again connecting with #7 Xavier Franks on a touchdown pass. Magee’s PAT was good. Magee would seal the win with a score of 35-0.

Coach Dyess stated “Our kids played at a high level for four quarters. To go on the road and get a win in the third round is huge for our program.”

The Trojans now move to 10-0. Magee will prepare for their challenge against the Columbia Wildcats with a recored of 10-2.  In Columbia’s last challenge, the Wildcats trounced  West Marion by a score of 18-3. Magee was scheduled to play Columbia the last game of the season.  The game was cancelled due to COVID active in the Columbia school program at that time.

Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Trojan field.  Come support the Trojans! is an online news site covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.



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