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BMS football starts with win

The Brewton Middle School seventh and eighth grade football teams started their 2010 season off with home wins against Straughn Thursday in Brewton.

The seventh grade team won 8-0 while the eighth grade team won 28-20.

Both teams will be back in action Thursday at home when they take on W.S. Neal at 6 p.m.

BMS seventh grade 8, Straughn 0

After a Tripp Floyd defensive stop on fourth and short, the BMS Tigers ran two plays on offense and scored on the second play from scrimmage as Grant Youngblood scored on a 50-yard run. Youngblood also scored the two-point conversion to give Brewton an 8-0 lead.

On Straughn’s last possession, Will Smith sacked the quarterback to end the game and help Brewton in the win.

BMS eighth grade 28, Straughn 20

In the eighth grade game, Brewton won 28-20.

After keeping the ball almost all of the first quarter, the visiting Tigers scored at the 1:35 mark on an 8-yard pass. The conversion was good to hold an 8-0 lead over Brewton.

After the kickoff, Brewton started their first possession on their own 44-yard line and went three plays and out losing 10 yards and was forced to put.

After the end of the first quarter, Straughn went three and out punted to Brewton where they started on their own 32-yard line for their second possession.

Mchenry Coleman had runs of six and nine yards and a with 3:35 to go in second quarter, ran for a 14-yard touchdown to tie the game at 8-8 after Jones Manning scored the conversion. Kyle Davis had runs of six and three yards during the drive and Kellyn Winn had runs of 13 and three.

After seeing Brewton tie the game, Straughn scored on a 75-yard run with 2:47 left in the half, but James Peach and Chris Jones stopped the extra point as Straughn led 14-8.

Brewton would later tie the game at 14-14 before the half as Coleman ran for a 29-yard touchdown.

In the third quarter, Straughn tried an onside kick but failed as Brewton started their drive at midfield.

Eight plays later with 3:45 left in the quarter, Trae Walker caught a 13-yard pass for a touchdown to give Brewton a 20-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth, Straughn drove down field to the Tigers 9-yard line where they were stopped three times and turned the ball over on downs.

Coleman once again churned up the yardage for Brewton as he made a run of 31 yards to the 40-yard line and after a 15-yard penalty for facemask put the ball on Straughn’s 45.

With 5:30 left to go in game, Kyle Davis scored for the Tigers from 10 yards out to give BMS a 28-14 lead.

Straughn later scored on a long run and made score 28-20 but Brewton got the ball back with 3:34 left in game and Coleman and Davis ran the clock out for Brewton in the win.

“Our kids never gave up even when they were down in the first quarter they kept fighting back and playing their hearts out,” BMS head coach Gerald McAnally said. “Vince Lombardi said it best when he said ‘man’s finest hour is the moment when he has worked his heart out for a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.’”