Lumberton beats Calhoun City 26-24 for 2A title

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Derrell McLemore threw a touchdown pass, caught one, and saved

another from scoring as Lumberton beat Calhoun City 26-24 in the Mississippi Class 2A

Championship on Friday. McLemore, a receiver, caught four passes for 56 yards and a

touchdown, and also threw a 78-yard touchdown pass on a trick play. On defense, he snagged

a crucial interception in the end zone in  the fourth quarter. Lumberton (14-1) won its fourth

title and first since  back-to-back championships in 2004 and '05. J.R. Jennings completed 25 of

47 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns for Calhoun City (15-1), which rallied from a 20-

3 deficit by scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 24-20 lead in the third quarter. But

Lumberton wasn't done, driving 51 yards in the fourth quarter and scoring on Keyshod Willis' 5-

yard touchdown to take a 26-24 lead with 7:28 remaining in the game.

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