The Tallulah Academy Trojans improved to 3-2 on the season Friday night with a dominating 46-22 win over the visiting Prentiss Academy Saints on homecoming.
After a lengthy weather delay, the Trojans found themselves playing from behind early as Prentiss Academy drew first blood with 14 unanswered first-half points.
With eight minutes to play before halftime, the Trojans got on the board with a long touchdown run from Paul Michael Machen. Quarterback Dee Morgan found Cade Morgan through the air to tack on the 2-point conversion and bring the Trojans within six points of the Saints' lead, trailing 14-8. TA found the end zone again, this time on the ground from the half-yard line with 2:22 to play in the first half. Dee Morgan added 2 points on the ground and gave the Trojans a lead they would not give up for the remainder of the contest.
Leading 16-14, the Trojans added to its lead with a second long touchdown run from Machen to jump out to a 22-14 third-quarter advantage. With 3:22 to play in the third period, Dee Morgan found the end zone on a quarterback sneak and Wyatt Bedgood added 2 on the ground to give TA a 30-14 lead.
With only seconds left to play in the third, Machen once again found the end zone on the ground. Bedgood tacked on another 2-point conversion on the ground to grow TA's lead to 38-14.
In fourth-quarter action, Bedgood found pay dirt on the ground from 20 yards out and Machen powered his way into the end zone for the 2-point conversion to give the Trojans a 46-14 lead.
The Saints would find the end zone once more, late in the fourth quarter, on a long touchdown run of its own to shrink TA's lead, but it wouldn't be enough to avoid the 46-22 Trojans blowout.
The Trojans will now turn its attention to next week's conference opener at home versus the Prairie View Academy Spartans.