Mangham High’s special teams were just that, as Jalen Williams returned a kickoff and punt for touchdowns as the Dragons celebrated Homecoming with a 42-14 win over Vidalia Friday night in Mangham.
“This is the first game where we made football mistakes instead of emotional or mental mistakes,” said Vidalia coach Michael Norris. “Those mistakes are correctable. I think we took a step in the right direction.”
The game should have been a lot closer. We just didn’t do a good job of blocking for our running backs or keeping them off our quarterback.”
Williams was held to under 100 yards rushing for one of the few times this season, but totaled more than 200 yards in rushing, receiving and kick returns.
“We didn’t play very well on offense,” said Mangham coach Scott Wilcher. “We had a lot of distractions with Homecoming. Our offensive line did not do a good job of staying with their blocks. Our defense was outstanding.”
Mangham also recorded a safety.
Mangham quarterback T.J. Bell accounted for three touchdowns, while rushing for more than 100 yards.
Vidalia, 1-5, hosts Rayville Friday.