Trevillion directs Panthers over Wingfield

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fred Trevillion didn’t resemble a first-time starter Friday night. The junior quarterback ran for two touchdowns and passed for another pair in directing the Brookhaven Panthers to a 31-6 triumph against the Wingfield Falcons.

     Trevillion, a wide receiver subbing for senior Zach Smith who suffered a concussion two weeks ago in the Petal game, showcased his running and passing skills for the large, partisan home crowd gathered at King Field. He rushed 9 times for 101 yards and completed 2-of-8 passes for 71 more, throwing TD strikes of 44 yards to Genoa Sartin and 27 yards to Justin Blue.

     “It was a good atmosphere,” said Trevillion. “It felt good out there. It’s been a whole month since we’ve been home.”

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     The Panthers (2-2, 1-0), winning their first Region 3-5A test of the season, had suffered back-to-back road losses to Hazlehurst and Petal before getting an open date last week. Their season-opening victory against Lawrence County was played Aug. 24.

     Trevillion showed his breakaway speed late in the third quarter. Quickly adjusting on a busted play, he tucked in the ball, stepped past the line of scrimmage and raced 69 yards to paydirt.

     “Blue went to the wrong hole so I just took off,” explained Truvillion. “Our offensive line gave me some good blocks. I was happy to see an opening. I just ran my heart out.”

     As the 122-member BHS band struck up the school victory song, everything seemed to be going right for the Panthers. A low snap on the PAT kick was picked up by holder Tykwan Bridges. He launched a pass to Sartin who grabbed it for a 2-point conversion and a 31-0 lead.

     After the game, as the BHS band serenaded the Panthers and cheerleaders behind the North end zone, Ole Brook head coach Tommy Clopton said he was pleased with Trevillion’s performance. “Fred made some big plays for us tonight. That pass to Genoa (Sartin) gave us a great start.”

     Clopton said he was concerned about his team’s 95 yards in penalties. “We made some mental mistakes out there tonight. We have a lot of things to work on.”

     His Panthers will face a much stronger team when they visit the McComb Tigers Friday night for a region test. Wingfield (0-6), under the direction of coach Jeff Gibson, faces an equally tough row of region games.

     Gibson’s Falcons battled against a superior foe. Clopton said, “(Gibson) has them playing hard the whole game.”

     Wingfield quarterback Pierre Pryer displayed plenty of courage as he absorbed a physical pounding from the aggressive Panther defense. He was intercepted 3 times in the first half : Jonah Hill, Billy Thomas and LaKendrick Smith picked off  passes.

     Hill’s theft set up Sartin’s wide-open TD reception. Thomas’ pick led to a 22-yard field goal by Noah Allen, making it 10-0.

     An exchange of fumbles at Brook’s 12-yard line led to Wingfield’s lone score, a 9-yard sweep around right end by Donte’ Purvis with 7:04 left in the game.

     On defense, Marcus Coleman and Chris Calcote each had 7 solo stops and 1 assist. JaBoree Poole had 5 tackles.