BMS wins season finale

Published 9:59 am Friday, October 12, 2012

The Brewton Middle School football team scored three second-quarter touchdowns Thursday night and went on to defeat Monroe County 36-6 in its season finale at Brewton Municipal Stadium. In doing so, the Tigers finished with a 3-2 record.
The win marked the second straight week BMS won a 36-6 decision, after having defeated W.S. Neal Middle School by the same margin a week earlier.
With that pivotal second quarter, BMS opened up an 8-0 lead to 28-0 with by the 3:48 mark of the second quarter. After Joshua Gunter and JoJo Booker got the Tigers on the board in the first quarter (Gunter scored from 28 yards out on a speed sweep and Booker made it 8-0 by running in the two-point conversion), BMS moved into the second quarter and put the ball in the end zone three times in a four-minute time span.
Quarterback Caleb Winton, who was 4-for-4 passing for 47 yards, connected with brother Joshua Winton on a 19-yard TD pass (their third such scoring connection in the last two games) with 7:01 to go in the second. Again, Booker ran it in for the conversion and it was 16-0.
After Drew Williamson intercepted a Monroe County pass at the 39-yard line on the next possession, it took just three plays for the Tigers to get on the board again. Booker ran for one yard, C. Winton found Anterrio Drakeford on an 11-yard pass, and on the next play Booker broke free on a 28-yard sweep to paydirt to make it 22-0. Then, on the first play following the ensuing kickoff, Tise Berrey intercepted a pass and returned it 31 yards for the touchdown.
Although Monroe County got on the board late in the half on a 47-yard run, Gunter extended the margin for the Tigers with 2:43 left in the third quarter when he broke through the first line of defense and outran everyone for a 35-yard TD run.
In all, the Tigers rushed for 183 yards – led by Booker’s game-high 71 yards on 11 carries. Booker added three two-point conversion runs as well. Gunter added 63 yards and two touchdowns on his two carries. Along with C. Winton’s 47 pass yards (J. Winton caught two passes for 21 yards and Drakeford added two for 26), the Tigers finished with 230 total yards and 11 first downs.
Defensively, BMS was led by Joshua Winton (7 solos) and Hunter Brittain (5 solos), each of whom had 10 total tackles. Booker added eight tackles, while Marcus Paul contributed six stops and Kristian Smith and Drakeford had five tackles apiece.