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Panthers head north to take on Jim Hill

The Brookhaven High Panthers (3-5, 2-2) head to Hughes Field in south Jackson tonight to take on the Jim Hill Tigers (2-6, 1-3) in a Region 3-5A matchup.

Panther fans traveling to the game should be aware that at 7 p.m. tonight the westbound lanes of I-20 will be closed by MDOT for a bridge deck replacement over Lynch Creek.

Hughes Field is located on Ellis Avenue and that street can be accessed from East McDowell for fans looking to avoid the interstate and possible delays.

The Panthers and coach Tucker Peavey are looking for their third-straight region win as they battle for the third seed in the region. BHS hosts Natchez next week in their final home game and then travel to play Forest Hill in their regular season finale on Nov. 8.

Last week in a 49-14 homecoming win over South Jones the Panthers got monster offensive games from their senior playmakers.

Senior running back JQ Edwards ran for 179 yards on 18 carries and scored five times. Senior Byrion Robinson averaged over 10 yards per carry as he picked up 76 yards on seven rushes. Robinson caught two passes for 29 yards. Senior wide receiver Jermario Hersey caught one pass for 32 yards on a scoring drive and fellow senior wideout Jontavius Wilkinson caught an 18-yard touchdown pass.

The Ole Brook defense continued to show improvement as defensive lineman Travon Lee and Kadarisu Wells — both seniors — led the team with seven tackles each. Fellow senior Dezmon Showers made six stops as well. Lee had a sack while freshman Kermit Sartin and junior Toney Bussey each recovered a fumble in the win over SJ.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.