Jeremiah Hill set a Cairo High School single-game rushing record with 265 yards on 18 carries, outgaining the entire Worth County offense, as Cairo’s offense broke loose, beating Worth County 42-28 on Friday.
Worth County scored first after the Syrupmakers mishandled a punt at their own 15-yard line and the Rams scored three plays later on a 7-yard run by Zytavious Anderson. After the extra point, Worth led 7-0.
However, the Cairo offense, which has struggled to find points this season, answered on Hill's first score of the night, a 15-yard run. After Taylor Donalson's extra point, the game was knotted with 8:36 to play in the half. That score was short lived as the Rams returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to take a 14-7 lead.
Cairo, which did not punt all night, tied the game again, this time on quarterback Stacy Masten's 3-yard run. With the game tied at 14-14, Masten had a pass intercepted in the 90 seconds of the quarter and the Rams added a 24-yard field goal to take a 17-14 lead to the locker room.
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