Morgan loses fight to Bessemer

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 27, 2002

Morgan Academy dropped to 6-3 on the year Friday night as they dropped their homecoming game against Bessemer 21-14.

Bessemer after falling behind early to the Senators 14-0 came charging back to tie the game going into half-time.

Morgan got on the scoreboard first with 5:09 left to play in the first quarter on a nine yard touchdown pass from Travis Lyon to Robert Collins. The ensuing extra point attempt was no good, and the Senators took the lead 6-0.

The Senators got on the board again with 5:29 left in the second quarter on a Owen Peak seven yard touchdown run. Lyons capped the drive by tossing a strike to Rick Brignac to convert the two-point conversion, and give Morgan the lead 14-0.

Bessemer wasn’t ready to lay down yet though. They picked up their first score of the game on a Reggie Jones 26 yard touchdown run. The ensuing extra point attempt was good to get Bessemer back in the game 14-7.

Bessemer picked up one more touchdown in the first half with two seconds left to play. Zac Champion punched it in from five yards out, and the extra point attempt was successful to tie it up at the half 14-14.

Bessemer came out in the second half, and picked up the defensive pressure. Bessemer picked up their final touchdown of the night on a Jones 21 yard scamper. The extra point attempt was good, and Bessemer held on to the lead to win the game 21-14.

Offensively for the Senators Robert Collins led the way picking up 79 yards on the ground, and Peak picked up 69.

Defensively the Senators had three players with seven tackles, Matthew Casey, Robert Armstrong, and Jonathan Slagle.

The Senators take on the Meadowview Christian Trojans next Friday night at Wasden Field.

Coosa Valley 33, MMI 6

Marion Military Institute dropped their sixth game of the year Friday night against Coosa Valley 33-6. The Tigers just couldn’t manage to get anything going against Coosa Valley.

The only bright spot for MMI Friday night was a good performance by their quarterback Derrik Camp. Camp rushed for 37 yards, and threw for 100 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown pass came on a 81 yard pass.

Camp also led the way for MMI on defense with 18 tackles.

MMI takes on Southern in Marion next Friday night at 7:30.

Billinglsey 47,

R.C. Hatch 6

R.C. Hatch dropped their ninth game of the year Friday night to Billingsley 47-6. Billingsley absolutely destroyed Hatch in the region 3 game.

Chris Brown picked up three touchdowns for Billingsley managing to score on runs of 10, 22, and 17 during the contest.

The only touchdown of the night for Hatch came on a 26 yard pass from Frederick Lewis to Edward Jones.

R.C. Hatch takes on Francis Marion in their last game of the year.

Southside 22,

Elmore County 20

The Southside Panthers picked up the big win in overtime Friday night at home against Elmore County 22-20.

Tony Myles led the way on offense for the Panthers 216 yards on 24 carries. Myles also picked up one touchdown, and a two-point conversion.

Southside takes on Keith next Friday night at home.

Central Christian 13,

Shelby Academy 12

The Central Christian Warriors picked up their first Region Championship in school history Friday night over Shelby Academy

with a 13-12 win.

After falling behind 12-7 late in the game the Warriors rallied together, and put together a sustained drive that won the ball game.

Javaris Burden carried much of the load for the Warriors on the last drive. But the Warriors found themselves in a fourth and 16 situation where they had no choice, but to pass. C.K. Poe hooked up with Jerome Deese who made a spectacular catch for a 17 yard gain, and the Warrior first down to keep the drive alive. Central Christian finished the drive with a score, and took the lead 13-12 and never relinquished it.

Offensively for the Warriors both three players played a major roll. Burden picked up 96 yard on 13 carries, and picked up one touchdown. C.K. Poe went 10-14 passing for a 155 yards, and C.A. Poe caught eight passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively for Central Christian Jamie Parker led the way with nine tackles, and three assist.

The Warriors take on Lowndes Academy next Friday night at Memorial Stadium for Homecoming.