Ole Brook invades Monticello

Published 11:10 am Thursday, September 3, 2015

Four local schools will have home games Friday – the Brookhaven Panthers travel to Monticello to take on the Lawrence County Cougars, Wesson entertains Bogue Chitto at Stone Stadium on Co-Lin’s Campus, Loyd Star welcomes Sacred Heart to William E. “Sambo” Smith Field and Brookhaven Academy hosts Centreville Academy.

West Lincoln will travel to Sumrall to take on the Sumrall Bobcats. Enterprise will also be traveling, as it will visit Mount Olive to challenge the Pirates. Franklin County visits Pricedale to take on North Pike.

In other games of local interest, Hazlehurst entertains Magee, Copiah Academy visits Trinity Episcopal, McComb hosts Tylertown, Parklane Academy entertains Presbyterian Christian and South Pike welcomes Amite County to Magnolia.

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All games are schedule to start at 7 p.m.

Brookhaven (0-2), coached by Tommy Clopton, suffered a tough 21-14 loss in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Northwest Rankin Friday at King Field.

Jon-Mark Mathis

Jon-Mark Mathis

Deon Williams

Deon Williams

This week the Panthers are hungry for a win as they prepare to take on their archrivals, the Lawrence County Cougars.

BHS’ top performer last week on offense was senior running back Thomas Poole with 14 carries for 103 yards. Poole also led all receivers with seven catches for 33 yards.

Jon-Mark Mathis completed 14-of-19 passes for 75 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Mathis also provided 61 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Defensively, Wesley Calcote led the Panthers with seven tackles, one assist and had a pass break up. Deon Williams contributed six stops and had three assists.

Lawrence County (1-1),  under the direction of second-year head coach Jaymie Palmer, suffered its first loss of the season Friday, falling to the West Marion Trojans 36-21 in Foxworth.

T-Tez Cole

T-Tez Cole

Quitten Brown

Quitten Brown

This week the Cougars are looking to rebound.

LCHS’ top offensive performer last week was junior running back Quitten Brown with 11 rushes for 173 yards.

Defensively, senior inside linebacker T-Tez Cole had a active night as he was unofficially credited with 14 tackles, one interception and return. Azar Myles contributed 10 stops.

Last year, Brookhaven beat Lawrence County 27-19 at King Field.

My pick:  The Panthers will escape Monticello with a 28-24 victory.