Local football action heats up Friday Night
Several local schools will be on the road this Friday, but three teams remain home with high hopes of attracting more local football fans in Week 4 of the Friday Night Football Frenzy.
Brookhaven entertains their big rivals, the McComb Tigers; West Lincoln hosts St. Patrick; and Wesson celebrates homecoming against Seminary.
On the road, Bogue Chitto invades Mount Olive; Brookhaven Academy visits Bowling Green; Lake entertains Loyd Star in a battle of Hornets; Leake County hosts Enterprise; Lawrence County travels to Prentiss; and Franklin County visits Tylertown.
In other local action, Hazlehurst entertains 2A powerhouse the East Marion Eagles; Copiah Academy invades Silliman Institute; Parklane host Centreville and North Pike visits Germantown. South Pike has an open date to rest their injured players.
Brookhaven (3-0), coached by Tommy Clopton, hosts their second straight game this week against their rivals, the McComb Tigers in a non-regional contest on King Field.
The Tigers (2-1), under the direction of coach Malcolm Jones, suffered a stunning 33-28 defeat to the rebuilding Franklin County Bulldogs last Friday.
Last week, BHS’s top performers were:
Quarterback Fred Trevillion, completing 11 of 30 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns.
Javontae Trevillion leading all receivers with five catches for 145 yards. Smith contributed 118 yard on five receptions.
On defense, Ty Hill led the Panthers with 10 tackles. Calcote provided eight stops.
Brookhaven Academy (1-2), coached by Tripp McCarty, seized their first victory of the season by thumping the Prentiss Christian Saints 28-6 last week.
The Bucs (1-2), under the leadership of coach Carmon Moore, captured their first win of the season with a 28-20 victory over the Wilkinson County Christian Rams last Friday.
Last week, BA’s top performers were:
Heath Hickman led the Cougars, completing 12 for 17 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown.
On defense, Bailey Warren collected eight tackles and an interception and Ethan Harris had six stops and a blocked punt.
Bogue Chitto (3-0), coached by Gareth Sartin, remains undefeated after surviving a 51-48 shootout over Natchez Cathedral last week.
The Bobcats continue their Region 4-1A race on the road as they prepare to invade Mount Olive to tangle with the Pirates.
The Pirates (0-1) return to gridiron action after enjoying an open date last week. Mount Olive lost their season opener against Mize 39-20 two weeks ago.
Last week, BC’s top performers were:
Brock Roberts led the Bobcats with 21 carries for 169 yards. He also completed 9-of-26 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns.
Jermaine Blackwell helped BC’s ground attack with 10 carries for 117 yards.
Defensively, Jeremy Blackwell directed the Bobcats with 10 tackles. Roberts contributed with eight tackles and a fumble recovery.
Loyd Star (1-2), coached by Randall Huffman, was hammered by the Springfield, La., Bulldogs 64-14 last Friday.
The Hornets travel south to toward the Gulf Coast to battle the Lake Hornets this week.
Lake (3-0), coached by Jeff Breland, is currently ranked No.3 in the AP Class 2A poll. They tattooed the Nanih Waiya Warriors 45-13 last week.
Last week, Loyd Star top performers were:
Seth Farmer completing five of 16 passes for 66 yards. He also rushed for 35 yards on nine carries
Peyton Flowers directed the Hornets’ ground attack with eight rushes for 40 yards.
Defensively, Flowers paced Loyd Star with 11 solo tackles and eight assists. Dustin Hart contributed seven solo stops and had five assists.
Enterprise (0-3), coached by Brooks Burns, suffered an disappointing 46-0 shutout by the Puckett Wolves at Harry Cole Field last Friday.
The Gators (1-1), coached by Gerry Anderson, had an open date last week to nurse the wounded after losing 36-14 to Leake Central two weeks ago.
Last week, Enterprise top performers were:
Jackson Cole led with 37 yards rushing on 16 carries. He also caught one pass for eight yards.
On defense, Cole led the Jackets with nine tackles. Layne Brown contributed five stops. Tristan Cantrell recovered a fumble for Enterprise.
West Lincoln (0-2), coached by Willie Brumfield, is searching for the first win of the season. The Bears were off last week. They are looking forward to host their first home game of the season on Perry Miller Field against the St. Patrick Fighting Irish.
The Fighting Irish (0-3), under the direction of coach Tom Thompson, are also hunting their first win of the season. They lost 42-3 to Pope John Paul II out of Slidell, La., last week.
Wesson (0-3), coached by Ronald Greer, is fighting a very tough schedule. The Cobras are searching for a win as they prepare for homecoming against the Seminary Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs (2-1), under the leadership of coach Brian Rials, are riding a two-game winning streak. They shut out North Forrest 23-0 last Friday.
Last week, Wesson’s top performers were:
Tyler Christmas, completing 10 of 26 passes for 135 yards. He also helped in Wesson’s ground attack with 13 rushing for 29 yards.
Defensively, Javoris Smith was the leading tackler with eight stops. Blake Burns provided seven stops.
Lawrence County (2-1), coached by first-year coach Herbert Davis, looks to improve their record with another win as they travel to Jefferson County to battle the Prentiss Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs (1-2) are currently on a two-game losing skid. They were drilled 58-6 by the defending 2A champion Bassfield Yellowjackets last week.
Lawrence County’s top performers last week were:
Hayden Davis, passing for 309 yards and two touchdowns.
T-Tez Cole rushed for 100 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Kody Smith led all receivers with five catches for 103 yards.
Franklin County (1-2), coached by first-year head coach Chris Calcote, is enjoying the bulldogs first win of the season after surprising the McComb Tigers 33-28 last Friday.
The Bulldogs are looking to add another stunning win when they tangle with the Tylertown Chiefs.
The Chiefs (1-2), coached by Jason Johnson, are looking to redeem themselves after being rocked 28-0 by the Franklinton La., Demons last week.
Franklin County’s top performer last week was Chris Robinson, a 5-10, 185-pound senior tailback, with 145 yards rushing on 22 carries and three touchdowns.