Defense powers BMS past Escambia County
The old phrase "offense wins games, but defense wins championships" may soon have to be amended thanks to the Brewton Middle School Tigers football team.
Stingy defensive play enabled Brewton to win its second straight game Thursday, as it muscled out a 6-0 triumph at Escambia County.
"Our defense played really well. Escambia County never got past our 30-yard line (which has been the deepest penetration against the Tigers in their two games)," Brewton coach Rob Atkinson said.
Not only did the Tigers' defense shut out Escambia County, it also produced the lone score of the game.
With the contest still scoreless, Garrick Lewis forced a fumble on Escambia County's first play from scrimmage in the third quarter. Ken Fountain gobbled up the loose ball and returned it 30 yards for the game's lone touchdown.
"We've got to get better from an offensive end, but we did do some good things," Atkinson said. "Quarterback Brent Odom ran for some big first downs and we were able to throw the ball some, which we didn't do against W.S. Neal."
Brewton (2-0) will host Monroe County Thursday at 6 p.m.