BA Cougars visit Wayne; Copiah visits ASC

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Brookhaven Academy Cougars want to get back in the wincolumn Friday when they travel to Waynesboro for a non-districtfootball matchup with the Wayne Academy Jaguars. The game begins at7 p.m.

In area academy action, Copiah invades Amite School Center andParklane travels to East Rankin Academy.

Brookhaven Academy is coming off a tough 21-20non-district loss at the hands of Adams County Christian School.Brookhaven, coached by Bo Milton, saw its winning streak come to anend.

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Brookhaven is tied with Pillow Academy at No. 5 in theAssociated Press Class A/AA/AAA Private School Poll. The Cougarsfell to 7-1 overall but remain 3-0 in District 6-AA play.

Wayne Academy, 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the District 5-A, fell toAAA Lamar School 42-14 last week.

“Wayne Academy is 6-2 and at the top in their 1A,” said Milton.”They have a lot of similarities to us. They run a lot of two-wingoffense, with an option and a motion attack. They are well coached,offensively and defensively. They are going to play hard.

“Defensively, they run a 4-4,” added Milton. “They don’t give upa lot of points. It’s a long trip. We hope everybody loads up andcomes and supports us.”

In the loss to ACCS, senior quarterback Price Sessums ledBrookhaven with 17 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown. Sessumshit Corey Dickerson for a 24-yard TD.

On defense, Sessums returned a pass interception 100 yards foranother TD.

Defensively, Kolby Byrd powered the Cougars with 12 tackles.Making 10 stops was Brandon Smith.

Brookhaven and Wayne Academy did not play last year.

Copiah fell to Hillcrest Christian 15-13 lastFriday. Coach Mitch MItchell’s Colonels prepare for a road trip toLiberty to square off against the Amite School Center Rebels inDistrict 6-AA play.

Amite School Center (2-6, 0-2) was hammered 42-0 last week bySilliman Institute.

“Amite School Center has a good running back,” stated Mitchell.” He does a good job. They give it to him a lot. We have to makesure we can contain him. They haven’t had a great year.

“Defensively, they run a 5-2 and a 4-4,” added Mitchell. “Wehave been working to get ready for both.”

In the loss to Hillcrest, Daniel Sims scored a 1-yard touchdownfor the Colonels. Bennett Wilson hit Brandon Greer on a 4-yardpass-play for the second TD.

Last year, Copiah dusted ASC 58-0.

Parklane had an open date last week to rest upfor Friday’s road trip to Pelahatchie to meet the East RankinAcademy Patriots. Parklane stuffed Silliman Institute 25-0 twoweeks ago.

Coach Charlie Newlon’s Pioneers stand 5-2 overall and are 1-2 inDistrict 2-AAA ( Division 1) play. Parklane is ranked No. 9 in thisweek’s AP Class A/AA/AAA Private School Poll.

East Rankin (3-4, 1-3) shut out Presbyterian Christian 21-0 lastweek.

Parklane and East Rankin did not play last season.