Local football action on tap Friday night
Six local schools are hosting football games for Week 3 of Friday Night Lights.
Brookhaven entertains North Pike; Bogue Chitto hosts Natchez Cathedral; Springfield, La., travels to Loyd Star; Puckett visit Enterprise; West Lauderdale invades Wesson and Franklin County host McComb.
The Brookhaven Academy Cougars visit Jefferson County to battle the Prentiss Christian Saints. Lawrence County invades Crystal Springs. West Lincoln has a open date to nurse the injured,
Brookhaven (2-0), coached by Tommy Clopton, hosts their first home game of the season. The Panthers will entertain the North Pike Jaguars on King Field.
The Jaguars (2-0), coached by Chris Smith, defeated the Franklin County Bulldogs 34-20 last Friday.
BHS’ top performer last week was senior Fred Trevillion. He completed 7-of-11 passes for 164 yards and rushed for 50 yards on seven carries. Trevillion rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another.
Brookhaven Academy (0-2), coached by Tripp McCarty, is searching for their first win of the season. The Cougars were blanked 23-0 by Parklane.
The Prentiss Christian Saints (1-1), under the direction of Randy Halloway, were stunned by Hillcrest Christian 26-24.
BA’s top performers last week were: junior quarterback Heath Hickman was nine for 20 passing for 100 yards. Hickman also had 19 rushing yards on four carries.
Michael Fiorella led the defensive attack for the Cougars with eight tackles and a fumble recovery to his credit.
Bogue Chitto (2-0), coached by Gareth Sartin, exterminated the Enterprise Yellow Jackets 40-16 last Thursday. The Bobcats kick off their Region 4-1A race on Troy Smith Field.
The Natchez Cathedral Green Wave (2-0), led by coach Ron Rushing, surpassed the Bruins of Madison St. Joseph 53-47.
BC top performers last week was: senior running back Jermaine Blackwell, who rushed for 176 yards on 14 carries and had three touchdowns.
Brock Roberts directed the Bobcats’ aerial attack, completing nine of 14 passes for 137 yards and one interception.
On defense, Jeremy Blackwell led BC with 14 tackles.
Loyd Star (1-1), coached by Randall Huffman, secured their first win of the season last week after stinging the Prentiss Bulldogs 13-12 on William E. “Sambo” Smith Field.
The Springfield Bulldogs (0-0), under the direction of Ryan Serpas, are located in Hammond, Louisiana. They kick off their 2013 season with a long one hour and 25 minute road trip to Brookhaven.
Loyd Star’s top performers last week were: senior quarterback Seth Farmer, completing one-of-four passes for 25 yards, and Peyton Flowers, who directed Loyd Star’s ground attack with 11 rushes for 43 yards.
Defensively, La’Treall Smith led the Hornets with 10 solo tackles.
Enterprise (0-2), coached by Brooks Burns, is looking for their first win. The Jackets are currently on a 21-game losing streak. They will entertain the Puckett Wolves on Harry Cole Field.
The Wolves (1-0), led by coach Jaris Patrick, opened their season with a 38-34 win over Pelahatchie in their opening debut.
The Jackets’ top performers last week were Jackson Cole was the offensive leader for the Jackets with 19 rushes for 84 yards. Austin Coleman contributed 30 yards on 10 carries.
Defensively, James King, Layne Brown, Jake Case and Cole recovered a fumble for the Jackets. Neil Ratcliff had an interception.
Wesson (0-2), is coached by Ronald Greer, is hunting their first win of the season. The Cobras have joined the Class 3A ranks. Last week, Wesson fell 41-26 to the Sumrall Bobcats.
The West Lauderdale Knights (1-1) are under the direction of Stan McCain. The Knights edge Northeast Lauderdale 26-23.
Wesson’s top performers last week: Tyler Christmas was the offensive leader for the Cobras with 138 yards rushing on 15 carries and two touchdowns. He also completed five of 14 passes for 111 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
On defense, Kendrick Brown was the leading tackler with seven stops.
Lawrence County (1-1), coached by first-year coach Herbert Davis, hopes to climb back into the win column as they travel up to Copiah County to battle the Crystal Springs Tigers.
The Tigers (0-2), coached by Stephen Rice, suffered a 35-21 defeat to Florence last Friday.
LCHS top performer last week, Sophomore T-Tez Cole led the Cougars in rushing with 60 yards on 16 tries. Gabraun Smith and Tony Maye each had two pass receptions.
Franklin County (0-2), is coached by first-year head coach Chris Calcote. The Bulldogs are still adjusting to their new coach after two week of practicing.
The McComb Tigers (2-0) are off to a good start. The Tigers clobbered Forest Hill Patriots 49-18
FCHS top performers last week, senior Chris Robinson led the Bulldogs 117 yards rushing on 24 carries. He completed three of five passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, De’Anthony King led the Bulldogs with 12 tackles.