High school football: Benton edges Woodlawn for fourth straight win

first_imgThe Benton Tigers won their fourth straight game Friday night, edging the Woodlawn Knights 29-28 in a District 1-4A game at Tiger Stadium.Benton improved to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the district. The Tigers are one game behind undefeated Northwood (9-0, 6-0) going into their regular-season finale Friday against Booker T. Washington (1-8, 0-5) at home. The Falcons, who clinched a share of the title with a 48-14 victory over BTW, close the regular season Thursday night at home against Bossier (1-8, 0-5).Friday’s game was Benton’s fifth in a row decided by four points or less. Three have been decided by one point.“We’re a second-half team or fourth-quarter team, whatever you want to call it,” Benton coach Reynolds Moore said. “Our guys rise up when they need to.” Benton trailed 20-13 then scored 16 straight points. Clint Lasiter’s 11-yard touchown pass to Bubba Osby gave the Tigers a 29-20 lead with 8:36 left in the game.An interception return for a touchdown followed by a two-point conversion got Woodlawn (4-5, 3-3) within one. The Knights had a chance to pull it out at the end, lining up for a 31-yard field goal attempt. After a delay of game penalty moved the ball back, they decided to go for the first down and the Tigers stopped them.Benton cut Woodlawn’s lead to 20-15 with a safety after the Knights were backed up to the 1. Malik Antwine’s 12-yard TD catch and RJ Moore’s PAT gave the Tigers a 22-20 lead.Osby scored Benton’s first touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Lasiter. The Tigers missed another opportunity to score and Woodlawn led 12-7 at the half. One of the Knights’ first-half TDs came on a Pick Six.Benton recovered a Woodlawn fumble on the second-half kickoff and Keldric Moody made the Knights pay, scoring on a 17-yard run to give the Tigers a 13-12 lead.Benton coach Reynolds Moore said the game was “choppy.” “I don’t really know how to say it,” he said. “There was just no real flow to the game.”The Tigers played without standout wide receiver Legend Denler and linebacker Cole Horton, who were both sick. Both were first-team All-Parish selections in 2017 and are multi-year starters.Moore said Reed Bearden and junior Shaw Malley both came in and did outstanding jobs as their replacements.Bearden had started two games when Horton was hurt early in the season. “He’s played behind the Cole the last three years and has just continued to go to work,” Moore said. “He’s played on special teams some this year. Just a great job for us.”Malley has also started a couple of games and has generally rotated in as Benton’s No. 5 receiver. “Shaw stepped in and did a really good job tonight,” Moore said.One of Malley’s catches resulted in a third-down conversion.“Clint scrambled and Shaw came back to him and made a nice catch,” Moore said.Moore was pleased with the way his defense played despite not having Horton and lineman Kershun Shepard, who was lost for the season to an injury during last week’s win against Huntington.But he wasn’t happy with giving up points on offense again.“It’s been our Achilles heal all year,” he said. Before the season, there were those that thought defending champion Benton would finish no better than third or even fourth in the district considering the amount of veteran talent to Tigers lost to graduation from the 2017 11-1 team. When Benton started the season 0-2, it looked like the doubters may have been on to something.But Benton has won six of its last seven, the only loss 28-27 to a Northwood team that’s ranked No. 3 in the state. “What we’re looking at here is we’ve got a chance to get seven wins,” Moore said. “The biggest thing now for us is to be 6-1 in the district.”Moore wasn’t surprised that his team wasn’t among the favorites to win the title, but he knew something others didn’t.“Credit to our guys,” he said. “They didn’t say, ‘Look, we’re going to have a down year. We’ve just got to get through it.’ These guys wanted to step up and make this year a good one as well and they’ve done a great job of that.”Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves whopping £17,850 tip at Greek luxury hotel

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has left workers gobsmacked at the Greek luxury hotel he stayed in after leaving at tip for £17,850 (est. K75,521) Ronaldo had been on holiday in the Mediterranean with his family following Portugal’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of Uruguay. He posted pictures on Instagram of himself soaking up the sun with partner Georgina Rodriguez and his son, along with snaps of sitting out for dinner with friends. He left to Italy in order to complete his £100 million move to Serie A side Juventus, but according to The Sun, not before making an incredible gesture. Ronaldo was reportedly so impressed by the service he received that he could not leave without giving something back. The 33-year-old asked that the five-figure sum be shared among all staff in the resort.last_img read more

How a Decades Worth of Disasters Impacted Insurance Rates

first_imgWith natural disasters impacting everything from delinquency rates to property preservation, there’s no question that the state of the weather will continue to be a critical factor for the industry to watch and adapt to in the years ahead. A new report from LendingTree’s QuoteWizard recently put the long-term effect of disasters on home insurance rates under the microscope, finding an increase of as much as 88% between 2007–2016.Working from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) annual report on insurance trends and stats, QuoteWizard compared annual home insurance rate data from the 2016 report (the latest full-year data available) to the that from NAIC’s 2007 report. QuoteWizard’s report found that almost two-thirds of home insurance losses come from wind, hail, and water damage, and added that states in the Midwest experience severe weather more frequently, leading to higher insurance rates.“Every year in the United States, natural disasters account for tens of billions of dollars in damages,” the report reads. “A significant portion of those damages falls on the shoulders of insurance companies. When insurance companies experience huge loss from natural disaster-related claims, they compensate for that loss with an increase in home insurance rates.”Between 2007–2016, Kentucky saw the largest increase, with insurance premiums rising 88% to $1,085 in 2016, up from $578 in 2007. Although Kentucky is not located in Tornado Alley, it is no stranger to severe weather, and those events are becoming more common in the southeastern United States. According to QuoteWizard, $10-billion tornado events are not uncommon, and southern states have “the greatest potential for increased tornado disasters by the end of the century.”Oklahoma saw its premiums increase by $821 over that decade—the highest dollar-amount increase in the nation. While Oklahoma is less than half the size of California, it had declared 189 natural disasters since 1955, according to FEMA.According to the QuoteWizard report, Louisiana had the highest reported premium in 2016 at $1,967, which is a 41% increase over 2007. Nevada’s 7% increase in premiums since 2007 was the lowest in the nation, resulting in premiums rising $47 to $742. Oregon’s reported premium of $659 was the lowest in the nation.You can read QuoteWizard’s full analysis of the decades’ worth of NAIC data by clicking here. You can also read more about the impact of natural disasters and underinsurance on delinquency by clicking here.To participate in critical conversations on diligence and preparedness, be sure to register for the Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium, happening June 5–6, 2019, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. You can learn all the details and register here. in Daily Dose, Data, Origination Mortgage Insurance Premiums Natural Disasters 2019-04-22 Mike Albanese April 22, 2019 1,576 Views center_img How a Decade’s Worth of Disasters Impacted Insurance Rates Sharelast_img read more