BA Cougars, Copiah Colonels on road
Brookhaven Academy, Copiah Academy and Parklane Academy are onthe road Friday night as they wrap up regular season play.
Brookhaven Academy invades Central Private, Copiah Academytravels to Bowling Green and Parklane is at Jackson Prep. Game timeis 7 p.m.
Brookhaven Academy (9-1, 4-0) is ranked No. 4 in this week’sAssociated Press Class A/AA/AAA Prep Poll.
“Offensively, Central Private is better than anyone we havefaced all year,” said Brookhaven Academy head football coach BoMilton. “Their tailback is good. Their quarterback has a real goodarm. They have a real good wide receiver. Their line does a goodjob blocking up front. They like to run the ball about 80 percentof the time. They are similar to us. Run out of the I.”
Milton talked about the Central Private defense.
“The Rebels run a 4-3 on defense most of the time. They get alot of people to the ball. They are the best all-around team wewill play. We have to go get to Baton Rouge and hope we take careof business.”
Milton said they may host Central Private (District 5-AA) in twoweeks in the opening round of the MPSA state playoffs. The Rebelsare 6-3 on the season and 3-1 in district play.
Brookhaven Academy handed Amite School Center a 35-14 loss lastFriday. Coach Bo Milton’s Cougars travel to Baton Rouge to tanglewith the Central Private Rebels (6-23, 3-1).
Central Private defeated Silliman Institute 14-7 last week.
In the win over ASC, Cougar senior quarterback Price Sessumsrushed the football 9 times for 134 yards and a touchdown. CoryDickerson rushed for 116 yards on 8 carries and a TD.
Adam Lucas caught Sessums’ only pass for a 17-yardtouchdown.
The Cougar defense was led by Kolby Byrd with 11 tackles. Making9 stops was Aaron Douglas.
Last year, Brookhaven and Central Private did not play.
Copiah Academy secured the No. 2 spot in theDistrict 6-AA following a 32-0 shutout over Columbia Academy lastFriday. The Gallman-based Colonels, coached by Mitch Mitchell,improved to 3-1 fin district play and 5-4 on the season.
Bowling Green (6-3, 3-1) put away Oak Forest 26-7 in District5-AA play last week.
“Bowling Green has a real good group,” said Mitchell. “They’vegot a bunch of big guys. A quick little tailback. They are arunning team. They run right at you.”
“On defense, they are 4-3 team.”added Mitchell.
On Friday, Nov. 10, Copiah begins AA playoff action atRiverfield, La.
Copiah quarterback David Sims ran the football 12 times for 100yards in the win over Columbia. Sims completed 6 of 12 passes for84 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Brandon Greer rushed 12 timesfor 92 yards. Freshmen Ben Boone followed with 8 carries for 56yards.
Defensively, Jake Guess directed the Colonels with 11tackles.
Bowling Green and Copiah did not play last year due to HurricaneKatrina.
Parklane Academy is coming off a 27-7 victoryover Hillcrest Christian. Coach Charlie Newlon’s Pioneers (7-2,3-2) battle it out in District 2-AAA (Division 1) play against thetop-ranked and unbeaten Jackson Prep Patriots (9-0, 5-0).
Jackson Prep shut out Lamar School 32-0 last week.
Last year, Parklane lost a 39-7 decision to Jackson Prep.