Ole Brook hosts Wingfield for homecoming
Panther Park and King Field should be filled to the brim Friday night, as the Brookhaven High Panthers (5-3) welcome back their alumni for homecoming.
The game features a matchup with the Wingfield Falcons (0-9) and will be preceded by the presentation of the homecoming court and crowning of the queen at 6:30 p.m.
Sophomore Darius Robinson drew the start last week for Brookhaven against Natchez in place of senior Sevante Quinn. Robinson finished 5-of-11 for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back J.Q. Edwards rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries and scored three times last week.
Wingfield is led by Joel Sinclair, who led the team to a 2-9 record in 2017 and a 7-5 record in 2016. The closest the Falcons have come to victory this season was a 14-0 loss to the Lanier Bulldogs. Last season, Brookhaven beat the Falcons 48-12 in Jackson.
The Falcons were the subject of social media posts when they lost to North Pike 60-18 on Sept. 28 in Summit. A North Pike fan shared a picture of empty bleachers behind the Wingfield bench and comments on how there were no cheerleaders, band or fans in attendance to support the Falcons.
The original post from the game has been shared more than 900 times, with some commenters pledging to come support the Falcons when they play at Brookhaven Friday night.
Brookhaven sits at 2-2 in Region 3-5A after the loss last week to Natchez. They’ll travel to Ellisville for a game against South Jones next week before ending the regular season in two weeks with a home matchup against West Jones.
Kickoff between the Panthers and Falcons is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Story by Cliff Furr