Panthers crush Wingfield
The Brookhaven Panthers are riding a three-game winning streak after clobbering the Wingfield Falcons 47-6 Friday night in Region 3-5A football action on King Field.
“I am proud for our seniors to be able to get a region win on Senior Night,” said BHS coach Tommy Clopton. “They have meant a lot to our program and our school. Now, it’s time to focus on the playoffs. They start this week for us.”
With the win under their belts, the Panthers (7-3, 3-3) invade Carriere for a showdown with the Pearl River Central Blue Devils in a battle for the last playoff spot in the division race.
Brookhaven celebrated Senior Night Friday as friends, family and faculty gathered to give their support and thanks the senior football players and cheerleaders.
Ole Brook came out strong and over-powered the Falcons to set the tone early in the first quarter. Senior Tre McDaniel sparked the Panthers with a 22-yard touchdown run. Jonathan Martinez finished five-of-seven on the extra point kicks for the night.
Senior Fred Trevillion helped fueled the flames with a 23-yard touchdown run to increase the Panthers’ lead to 13-0 in the first quarter.
Wingfield finally answered Ole Brook’s challenge late in the opening quarter, when La’Andre Thomas plowed through for a one-yard touchdown run. The Falcons was unsuccessful on the run attempt for the two-point conversion.
In the second quarter, Brookhaven continued their offensive onslaught and hammered Wingfield for 13 more points to increase their lead to 26-6 before halftime.
Trevillion led the charge with a five-yard run to paydirt. Senior receiver Shuntez Smith contributed to the offensive fireworks with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Trevillion.
In the second half, Ole Brook blasted Wingfield for 21 answered points before turning off the offensive show and relying on their tough, aggressive defense to keep the Falcons out of the endzone.
McDaniel punched two in touchdowns in the third quarter on scrambles of 46 and one-yard runs to paydirt. Jerome Kelly completed the scoring stampede for the Panthers in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run.
Offensively, McDaniel was the leader for the Panthers with 147 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Fred Trevillion directed the aerial attack, completing six-of-10 passes for 94 yards. He also rushed nine times for 90 yards.
Javontae Trevillion was the top receiver for Ole Brook with three catches for 54 yards. Shuntez Smith had two catches for 32 yards.
Chaz Shepard paced the Falcons’ offense with 102 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Thomas was six-of-20 passing for 84 yards. Brandon Bigham led all receiver with one catch for 54 yards.
Defensively, Leo Lewis paced the Panthers with 11 tackles. Ty Hill contributed nine stops. Darious O’Quinn, Marquise Price and Kardale Clark provided four tackles apiece. Clark intercepted a pass. Tyrus Daniels recovered a fumble.