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7-0 BA Cougars visit ACCS Rebels

The undefeated Brookhaven Academy Cougars travel to NatchezFriday night to meet the Adams County Christian School Rebels innon-district football action. The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

Area academy action features Copiah at Hillcrest Christian.

Parklane has an open date this week. Union Academy has forfeitedall of its remaining games due to a lack of players.

Brookhaven Academy (7-0, 3-0) handed former district opponentBowling Green a 28-12 loss last Friday during homecoming.Brookhaven is ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press Class A/AA/AAAPrivate Schools Prep Poll.

First-year Brookhaven Academy head coach Bo Milton and hisCougars face ACCS (District 4-AA) who is 3-4 overall and 2-1 in itsdistrict.

ACCS whipped Franklin (La.) 35-7 last week.

“Adams County loves to run the football,” said Milton. “Theyrun, run, run. They have three good running backs. They like topound on you.

“Defensively, they are multiple,” continued Milton. “They runthree different defenses. Which one they run is according to whatyou do.”

In the win over Bowling Green, Cougar senior quarterback PriceSessums sparked the offense with 27 carries for 145 yards andscored two touchdowns. Corey Dickerson followed with nine rushesfor 36 yards and a TD. Sessums completed 4 of 6 passes for 47yards.

The Brookhaven defense was directed by Aaron Douglas with 10tackles and a fumble recovery. Douglas is this week’s DAILY LEADERDefensive Player of the Week. Following was Bradley Allred withnine stops and Kolby Byrd with eight.

“We have to continue to get better,” added Milton.

Last year, Brookhaven clipped ACCS 20-12.

Copiah celebrated homecoming last Friday with abig 33-26 non-district victory over the Presbyterian ChristianSchool Bobcats. The Gallman-based Colonels, coached by MitchMitchell, improved their overall record to 3-3 and remain 1-1 inDistrict 6-AA play.

Hillcrest Christian (3-3, 1-1) was hammered 43-7 by Jackson Preplast Friday. The Cougars are under the direction of former FranklinCo. assistant coach Paul Purvis.

“They are big,” said Mitchell. “Every lineman they start is 230pounds. Their quarterback throws it well. He throws it a good bit.They run everything out of the shotgun.

“They run a 3-3 defense like these college teams do,” continuedMitchell. “It causes some problems.”

Preston Berry had a big night for the Colonel defense with 14tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a blocked kick. BennettWilson caught a TD pass.

Leading Copiah over PCS last Friday was quarterback Daniel Simswho rushed for two touchdowns and threw a TD pass to Hunter Wilson.Alex Guess returned a fumble for a 27-yard touchdown.

Hillcrest Christian and Copiah did not play last year.

Parklane handed Silliman Institute a 26-0shutout last week in non-district action. Coached by CharlieNewlon, the Pioneers improved their overall worksheet to 5-2 andremain 1-2 in District 2-AAA (Division 1) play.

Powering the Pioneers over Silliman was Brice Wilkinson with 104yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. Also scoring a TD were WesGill and Josh Cunningham. Cunningham threw for 202 yards with twointerceptions and a touchdown.

Parklane resumes play Friday, Oct. 20, at East RankinAcademy.