Brookhaven Academy scores 10 goals in season opener

Published 9:22 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Yohan Hernandez scored a hat trick in Brookhaven Academy’s 10-2 win over Hattiesburg Forerunners Tuesday evening. The win opened the 2023 season for Brookhaven Academy.

Newcomers Noah Fisher-Butler and Jesus Antonio scored two goals each in the match. Cooper Strickland directed a free kick taken by Fisher-Butler with his head into the goal, Andrew Estess  and Trace Garrett scored goals in the win.

Fisher-Butler finished the game with two goals, three assists and was the best player on the pitch. He smiled, celebrated and hugged his teammates with each goal.

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“It is a different feeling in America. There isn’t as much of a crowd in England for my games. Here you do,” Fisher-Butler said. “Its different over there. We typically play on a big field and there are other fixtures going on. Here it is just a better feeling.”

Check back Wednesday for a feature story on the Englishman.