The Booker Tornadoes went scoreless for three quarters of play, fumbled the ball five times and had 19 penalties, yet three big plays in the second quarter were all they needed to defeat the DeSoto Bulldogs 19- 6.
A 68-yard touchdown pass to Tony Register got the Tornadoes on the board with 9:40 left in the first half. Just over three minutes later a 48-yard touchdown pass brought the score to 13-0.
Exactly two minutes later, a scoop and score from 15 yards out gave the Tornadoes all the points they would need for their homecoming crowd, raising their District record to 2-1 and are now tied with the Bulldogs.
DeSoto played most of the game in Booker territory, but could not score until Nate Rowe blasted through from 2 1/2 yards out with 9:16 left in the game.
DeSoto coach Bumper Hay told his team “We are not out of this yet, we have two more District games to play, and if we win both of them we will be right in the hunt. Our season is still in front of us.”
The Bulldogs 5-game winning streak ended with their second straight lackluster performance. DeSoto will be home next Friday for their homecoming game against District rival Bayshore.