BA whips Columbia Academy 43-25
Brookhaven Academy junior quarterback Tyler Fortenberry tossed four scores — two going to senior receiver Rob Johnson — as the Cougars in blue defeated the Cougars in orange from Columbia Academy 43-26 in Marion County Friday night.
CA jumped up 6-0 after running the opening kickoff back 95-yards.
A 53-yard pass from Fortenberry to Johnson put BA up 7-0 and then a 41-yard toss from Fortenberry to his cousin Dylan made the Cougar lead 14-6 late in the first quarter.
Columbia tied the game at 14-14 early in the second quarter.
BA led 24-14 at halftime after a passing score from Tyler Fortenberry to Trey Fortenberry and a 23-yard field goal by Corey Case in the second quarter.
Another Johnson TD catch, a Luke Johnston scoring run and a Tyler Fortenberry 1-yard keeper gave BA a cushion late.
Tyler Fortenberry finished 23-of-27 through the air for 412 yards and four scores. Johnson caught four passes for 125 yards and a pair of TDs.
Senior Collin Waldrop snagged an interception for the Cougars.
Next week, BA and coach Ron Rushing host Centreville Academy in a game that will be played at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson.