Local teams gear up for Friday night action

Published 2:00 pm Thursday, September 26, 2013

Several local and area schools are excited to be home as local football fans search for a thrilling game in week six of the Friday Night Lights football frenzy.

Brookhaven Academy will have homecoming festivities this Friday as former and past alumni return to their alma mater for their class reunions. BA entertains the East Rankin Patriots

Bogue Chitto hosts Region 4-1A rival, the Dexter Bulldogs. The Brookhaven Panthers return to the gridiron after last week’s open date to start Region 6-5A action as the Laurel Golden Tornadoes invade Ole Brook.

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Loyd Star also returns to action this week and entertains the North Forrest Eagles on William E. “Sambo” Smith Field.

West Lincoln and Enterprise will be on the road searching for their first victory of the season. The Bears invade Farmerville, La., to tangle with the Union Christian Lions. The Jackets visit Sandhill to battle the Pisgah Dragons.

In other local action, Lawrence County hosts Mendenhall, Hazlehurst visits Port Gibson, Copiah Academy entertains Lamar, Oak Forest invades Parklane, South Pike hosts Sumner, North Pike visits Northeast Jones and Crystal Springs entertains McLaurin.

Wesson, Franklin County and McComb have an open date this week to nurse their injured players.

Brookhaven (4-0),  coached by Tommy Clopton, is ready to start district action. They host a new region foe, the Laurel Golden Tornadoes.

The Golden Tornadoes (4-0), under the direction of Todd Breland, remain undefeated on the season after destroying the Mendenhall Tigers 12-0 last Friday.

In the win over McComb two weeks ago, BHS’s top performers were:

Fred Trevillion paced the Panthers’ aerial attack, completing six of 13 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown.

Ken Boyd led BHS’s rushing game with 13 carries for 132 yards. Jermone Kelly contributed 19 carries for 125 yards.

Javontae Trevillion led all Panther receivers with three catches for 100 yards.

Defensively, Kardel Clark directed the Panthers with 10 tackles.

Brookhaven Academy (2-3, 2-0), coached by Tripp McCarty, managed to stay undefeated in District 5-AA action after crushing the Amite School Center Rebels 43-8 last week.

This week, the Cougars entertain the East Rankin Patriots for homecoming.

The Patriots (0-4, 0-1), lead by Coach Matt Butts, were hammered by Tri-County Academy 28-10 last week.

BA’s top performers last week were:

Tailback Connor Dorman directed the Cougars’ ground attack with 138 yards on six carries and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Michael Fiorella paced BA with six tackles. Hunter Sasser had five stops for the Cougars.

Bogue Chitto (5-0, 3-0), coached by Gareth Sartin, is currently ranked No. 2 in the AP Class 1A poll. The Bobcats will put their undefeated record on the line as they prepare to battle the Dexter Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0), coached by Randy Sumrall, bit the Pirates of Mount Olive 29-16 last Friday.

BC’s top performers last week were:

Jermaine Blackwell led the Bobcats offensive attack with 83 yards rushing on five carries and a touchdown.

Dennis Rogers was the top receiver with four catches for 103 yards.

Defensively, Kayin Perkins paced the Bobcats with seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Seth Hodges contributed with six tackles. Damein Terrell had a fumble recovery for a 62-yard touchdown.

Loyd Star (1-3),  coached by Randall Huffman, is looking to snap a two-game losing skid as the Hornets prepare for the North Forrest Eagles.

The Eagles (1-4), under the direction of coach Anthony Dillon, suffered a disappointing 34-27 loss to the Perry Central Bulldogs last Friday.

In the loss to Lake, two weeks ago, Loyd Star’s top performers were:

Junior running back Peyton Flowers was the offensive leader with four rushes for 79 yards. Konner Allen contributed 36 yards on six carries.

On defense, Flowers led Loyd Star with nine tackles and two assists. Dustin Hart and Ryan Nevels provided five stops apiece.

West Lincoln (0-4),  coached by Willie Brumfield, is still searching for the Bears’ first win of the season. The Bears were torched 37-0 by the Pisgah Dragons last week.

West Lincoln travels to Farmerville, La., with high hopes for a victory over the Union Christian Lions.

The Lions (1-4), coached by Trey Fulton, were shut out 35-0 by the Hartfield Academy Hawks last Friday.

West Lincoln’s top performers last week were:

Senior quarter Jonah King was the offensive leader for the Bears, completing four-of-15 passes for 58 yards.

Javian MacKabee paced West Lincoln’s ground attack with 37 yards on 16 carries.

Ty Forman was the top receiver with two catches for 37 yards. He also threw one pass to Matthew Allred for 35 yards.

Defensively, Jamin Conrad led the Bears with 18 tackles. Lofton Sills provided 17 stops. Tyler Moak contributed 16 tackles and recovered a fumble. Will Griffin had 12 stops.

Enterprise (0-4), coached by Brooks Burns, is currently on a 19-game losing skid. The Jackets will be looking to break that streak this week, when they visit the Pisgah Dragons.

The Dragons (2-3), under the direction of coach Michael Grandberry, are on a roll after winning their second straight game last Friday night over West Lincoln.

In the loss to Leake County, two weeks ago, Enterprise’s top performers were:

Senior running back Jackson Cole was the offensive leader with 20 carries for 128 yards rushing.

Defensively, Cole paced Enterprise with 14 tackles. Jake Case contributed seven stops.

Lawrence County (3-2), coached by first-year coach Herbert Davis, was clobbered 38-0 last Friday in Monticello by the Collins Tigers.

This week, the Cougars are looking to rebound and claim their first victory at home against the Mendenhall Tigers.

The Tigers (0-5), led by coach Paul Purvis, lost 12-0 to Laurel last week.

LCHS’s top performers last week were:

T-Tez Cole directed LCHS’s offense with 13 carries for 49 yards. Freshmen quarterback Hayden Davis completed three-of-13 passes for 39 yards.