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Cougars get win, loss at Parklane jamboree

McCOMB – The host Parklane Pioneers, the Brookhaven AcademyCougars and the Centreville Academy Tigers saw preseason footballaction Friday night in the Parklane Jamboree. The games were playedfor one quarter under a 15-minute clock.

In the opener, Brookhaven (District 4-AA) posted a 7-0 win overCentreville (District 4-AA). The second contest saw Parklane(District 2-AAA) shut down Centreville 13-0. In the final game, thePioneers scored 2 late touchdowns for a 14-7 comeback win over theCougars.

Despite winning their own jamboree, Parklane head football coachCharlie Newlon wasn’t happy with his team’s performance.

“We are not in good shape,” said Newlon following the jamboree.”We had poor execution. We have a long way to go.”

Parklane kicks off its season at Silliman Institute on Friday,August 29.

“I thought we played pretty well,” said Brookhaven Academy headfootball coach Ray Ishee. “We have a lot of work to do. It was agood start for us,”

Brookhaven begins play Friday, August 22, hosting SimpsonCounty. Game time is 7 p.m.

Brookhaven 7, Centreville 0

In the first game, the Cougars got on the scoreboard with 56seconds left to play on a 10-yard pass from senior quarterbackCollins Case to wide receiver Cameron Achord. Bruce Brady kickedthe extra point for the 7-0 lead.

Case completed 4 of 13 passes for 79 yards for the Cougars.Tight end Erik Terry was the leading receiver with 3 catches for 69yards. Terry also caught a 13-yard touchdown pass at the 4:31 markbut it was nullified by a holding penalty assessed againstBrookhaven. It was the Cougars’ only penalty of the game.

“Collins threw real well,” stated Ishee. “He directed theoffense real well.”

Brookhaven rushed the football 13 times for 51 yards. FullbackJonathan Watts led the ground game with 5 carries for 31 yards.Runningback Dusty Bratton rushed 3 times for 19 yards followed bywide receiver Jonathan Fortenberry with 2 runs for 17 yards.

“Fortenberry, Watts and Bratton ran real well,” praisedIshee.

Watts, at linebacker, paced the Cougar defense with 4 tacklesand recovered a fumble.

The Centreville offense was held to 1 first down and a minus 2yards on offense.

Parklane 14, Brookhaven 7

On Parklane’s fourth possession in the final game, runningbackWes Paulk fumbled the football at the Pioneer 33. The ball waskicked backwards by both teams until Cougar linebacker Landon Mageefell on the football at the Pioneer 5-yard line. Two plays later,Bratton went up the middle for the six points with 5:24 remainingto play. Brady kicked his second PAT on the night as Brookhavenenjoyed a brief 7-0 lead.

On Parklane’s next possession, the Pioneers drove 67-yards in 5plays to score against the Brookhaven second team defense.Quarterback Ben Wall sprinted 6 yards around the right corner forsix points. Matt Glover kicked the extra point that tied the gameat 7-all.

Brookhaven’s second team offense was forced to punt and Parklanetook over at the Cougar 45 with 1:18 left to play. It took 3 playsto set up a 34-yard yard scramble by Wall for the touchdown.Glover’s kick was good and the Pioneers went up 14-7.

The Cougars got the football back with 50 seconds left and ran 2plays before time expired.

“Parklane scored against our second defense,” explained Ishee.”We’ll be in good shape. We’ll have to stay healthy. The kidsplayed hard.”

Case completed 1 of 9 passes for 21 yards for Brookhaven.Catching the pass was Terry. The Cougars had 1 first down in thegame.

Brookhaven linebacker Paul Davis and lineman Wade Calcoterecovered a fumble apiece.