Panthers welcome McComb to King Field

Published 10:20 am Thursday, September 10, 2015

Brookhaven (0-3),  coached by Tommy Clopton, suffered another disappointing loss last week to Lawrence County 55-33 at Monticello.

This week, the Panthers are hungry for a win as they prepare to host their long-time rivals, the McComb Tigers, for the 97th time. That stands as the longest Mississippi rivalry dating back to 1920s.

Thomas Poole

Thomas Poole

Deon Williams

Deon Williams

The Tigers (2-1), coached by Malcolm Jones, suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Tylertown Chiefs 16-8 last week at home.

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BHS’ top performer last week against Lawrence County was senior running back Thomas Poole with 19 rushes for 232 yards, Freshman quarterback Sevante Quinn completed 9-of-25 passes for 112 yards and was intercepted three times.

Defensively, the Panthers got a game effort from linebacker Wesley Calcote, with a total of 13 tackles. Deion Williams had seven tackles and Greg Watts had six stops.

Last year, Brookhaven traveled to McComb and beat the Tigers 34-27.

My pick: BHS will claim its first win 28-21.