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BA Cougars whip WCCA

WOODVILLE — Brookhaven Academy sophomore quarterback PriceSessums has proven throughout the year that he is an exceptonallytalented athlete and a leader on the field.

Friday night’s game against Wilkinson County Christian Academywas no different. Sessums accounted for 342 all-purpose yards asthe BA Cougars rolled to a 47-13 victory over the WCCA Rams.Sessums completed 9 of 15 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns.He also had one rushing touchdown and an 80-yard kickoff return fora touchdown.

BA remains undefeated on the season and improved their record to5-0. Including the last four games of the 2003 season, the Cougarsa riding a 9-game win streak.

“We played really well considering that we lost one of our mainguys early.” said Sessums. BA’s Cole Hodges was injured after theCougars’ first touchdown on a late hit after the extra pointattempt. Hodges sat out the rest of the game.

The Cougars got their first score of the night at the 9:09 markwhen Sessums hit tight end Paul Davis for a 56-yard strike. Hodgesadded the PAT for an early 7-0 lead.

Brookhaven was able to add two more scores in the first quarter.Dusty Bratton dove in from three yards out for the second TD andSessums scored from one yard out for the third touchdown.

WCCA got on the board with 1:07 showing in the first when RustonCato sprinted 61 yards to paydirt, trimming the Cougar lead to23-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, Sessums dodged several would-be WCCAtacklers and raced 80 yards down the sideline for the score.

Brookhaven led 31-6 at the end of the the first quarter.

The Cougars added two more touchdowns on the night. Brattonscored from five yards out for his second touchdown and then caughta pass from Sessums and raced 23 yards for his third TD of thenight. WCCA added their only other score with 2:53 remaining in thefirst half as Cato scored on a 61-yard run.

“I thought we played really well and executed really wellagainst a really physical football team,” said BA head coach RayIshee. “We had to improvise somewhat with Hodges going down, butour kids showed composure and played with a lot of heart.”

Hodges serves as the Cougars tailback/wide receiver,place-kicker and punter.

Bratton led the Cougar rushing attack with 62 yards on 16carries for two touchdowns. The Cougar receiving corps were led byCameron Achord with 3 catches for 115 yards. Davis added tworeceptions for 63 yards and one touchdown.

On defense, Bratton had 11 stops for theCougars, Davis added 7 tackles, with Achord making six tackles andan interception. Sawyer Smith and Brandon Smith each recovered afumble.

WCCA was led by Ruston Cato with 84 yards on 10 carries for twotouchdowns.

Brookhaven Academy travels to Columbia Academy Friday night fora District 4-AA test. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.