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BHS hosting South Jones for homecoming

The pomp and circumstance of homecoming week for Brookhaven High (2-5) ends tonight with a Region 3-5A matchup with South Jones (2-6).

Coming off a win last week against Wingfield, the Panthers now have a 1-2 division record, as do South Jones, Wingfield and Natchez. Laurel and West Jones are tied for the lead in the region with 3-0 records, Forest Hill is 2-1 and Jim Hill is a winless 0-3.

The Braves from Ellisville have wins over Northeast Lauderdale and Jim Hill thus far this season. Last week SJ beat Jim Hill 21-20 on the road. Scoring has been an issue this season for South Jones as they average just 17 points a game.

The Brookhaven Panthers had their first big offensive breakout of the season last week in a 42-19 win over Wingfield.

Senior running back JQ Edwards ran 26 times for 208 yards and two scores. Senior playmaker Byrion Robinson rushed eight times for 196 yards and a pair of TDs. Robinson also caught two passes for 29 yards and one score. Sophomore quarterback Dre Ross also ran for one touchdown in the win.

Kickoff on King Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.