5-0 teams clash at Brook Academy

Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 24, 2009

A big showdown between a pair of unbeaten Cougar football teamsis on tap Friday night when Brookhaven Academy hosts Simpson Countyat R.M. “Red” Stuard Field. Both teams are 5-0 on the season.

The game begins at 7 p.m.

In area academy action, Copiah entertains Central Hinds forhomecoming and Adams County Christian School invades Parklane.

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Brookhaven (Dist. 4-AA) is coming off a 38-7 victory overCentral Hinds and Simpson (Dist. 3-AA) shut out Hillcrest Christian30-0 last week.

Brookhaven Academy head coach Herbert Davis talked about thisyear’s Simpson County team after watching them on film.

“Simpson is a lot similar to last year’s team,” said Davis.”They run to the football. They play good defense like they alwayshave. They will be physical.

“Over the next few weeks, we are going to have to get morephysical.”

In BA’s win over Central Hinds, junior quarterback ChandlerRogers completed 11 of 16 passes for 266 yards and rushed thefootball 10 times for 137 yards.

Tripp Jolly led the Cougar receiving corps with 4 catches for167 yards. Making 2 receptions for 40 yards was Bubba Keene.

In last year’s game, Brookhaven defeated Simpson 20-14 inovertime.

Copiah Academy head coach Scott Cline is getting his Colonelsready to meet Central Hinds (2-3) for homecoming in Gallman. TheColonels (2-3) fell to the Jackson Prep Patriots 14-0 last week ina AAA district test.

“Central Hinds is a big physical team,” said Cline. “They have abig fullback and a big running back. They’ve played three very goodfootball teams.”

In the loss to Jackson Prep, Ben Boone powered Copiah with 17rushes for 45 yards and had 66 passing yards. Kelton Smith carriedthe football 14 times for 40 yards.

Against Prep, Copiah finished with 11 first downs and 130 yards.Prep had 14 first downs and 141 yards on offense.

Defensively, Bryce Guess led the Colonels with 8 tackles,followed by Boone with 6.

Parklane, who had 14 players missing because of swine flu lastweek, put together a 38-13 win over East Rankin Academy. ThePioneers, coached by Bo Milton, improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 indistrict play.

Parklane entertains Adams County Christian School (4-1) whohanded winless Prairie View (La.) a 28-6 loss last Friday.

In the win over East Rankin, Parklane quarterback Steven Swindlecompleted 8 of 16 passes for 177 yards, including 2 touchdownspasses. Running back Josh Armstreet scored 3 TDs and finished with10 rushes for 112 yards.