Tigers nearly dethrone Brookhaven Academy

Published 2:36 am Saturday, October 2, 2010

BROOKHAVEN — Most people who attended Friday night’s game between Centreville Academy and Brookhaven Academy were probably expecting the Cougars to dominate a very young Tigers team.

Instead, it turned out to be just the opposite. In fact, Centreville was just under three minutes away from the upset of the year in the state of Mississippi until Brookhaven Academy rallied for a 14-13 win at homecoming.

For whatever reason, defending MAIS Class AA state champion Brookhaven Academy (7-0) did not play like the top-ranked team in AA for much of the game. The Cougars jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but Centreville responded with a touchdown of its own in the second quarter and at halftime the score was 7-7.

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Centreville took the lead with a field goal in the third quarter and the Tigers added to their lead with a field goal with 4:40 to go in the fourth quarter.

But that would be plenty of time for Cougars quarterback Chandler Rogers to lead the offense down the field and into the end zone with 2:45 remaining. Tyler Trout added the extra point for a 14-13 lead and the defense made that score stand.

Centreville (3-4) looks to bounce back when it hosts rival Wilkinson County Christian Academy in MAIS District 5-AA action next Friday at 7 p.m.

Tallulah Academy 34, WCCA 32

TALLULAH, La. — In a battle of teams that went had 2-4 records and were searching for some kind of identity, the Tallulah Academy Trojans jumped out to a big lead and then had to hold off a late rally to defeat WCCA Friday night.

Tallulah Academy (3-4) led the Rams just 8-6 after one quarter of play, but then scored 20 unanswered over a span of the second and third quarters for a 28-6 lead.

WCCA (2-5) wouldn’t go away quietly as it scored 18 points in the fourth quarter. However, the Trojans did manage to put up six points in that quarter for the two-point win.