BMS football falls at Excel Thursday while WSNMS shuts out Monroeville
From staff reports
Both W.S. Neal Middle School and Brewton Middle School’s football teams headed to Monroe County Thursday and the two teams came away with a split.
W.S. Neal took on Monroeville and earned a 22-0 win to move to 2-0 this season while Brewton took on Excel and lost 30-26. The loss for Brewton dropped the Tigers to 0-2 this season. No stats or other game information from Brewton’s game were known as of press time.
For W.S. Neal, the Eagles led 6-0 after one quarter and at the half before scoring 10 points in the third quarter to build a 16-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, W.S. Neal outscored Monroe County 6-0 to get the win by 22 points.
W.S. Neal finished with 10 first downs in the win and 267 total yards of offense. The Eagles had 222 yards on the ground rushing and 45 passing yards.
W.S. Neal’s defense held Monroe County to no first downs and minus-44 yards of total offense.
Monroe County had 13 carries for minus-41 yards and was 3-for-6 passing for minus-3 yards and one interception.
For WSNMS rushing, Nate Hutcheson led with 19 carries for 98 yards and scored one touchdown while Zach Baxter had six carries for 88 yards and one score. Noah Hill added seven carries for 23 yards and Ty Williams had three carries for 11 yards and scored one touchdown.
Matt Thomas finished with seven yards on five carries.
Thomas went 3-for-8 passing for 45 yards and had one interception.
Taylor Fountain had two catches for 43 yards while Williams had one catch for three yards.
Both teams will be back in action next week at home when they switch opponents. BMS will host Monroe County at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, while WSNMS will host Excel at 6 p.m.