Heidelberg, KA face off in key MPSA 3-A battle
By By Dale McKee / EMG sports writer
Sept. 25, 2002
The Heidelberg Academy Rebels will host Kemper in an important District 3-A football matchup Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
It will be the Rebels' homecoming, and both squads are 4-1 overall but more importantly are 3-0 in district play.
Both teams are coming off big wins last week. The Rebels traveled to Winston and won 23-0 while Kemper won over Sylva-Bay 13-0.
The Rebels scored two touchdowns in the opening half plus added a field goal to go up 17-0 at intermission. Quarterback Brooks Lewis scored twice on one-yard runs, and Mason Key kicked a 27-yard field goal for the winners.
Brody Bustin scored on an 8-yard run in the third period to end the scoring on the night.
Brent Welch led the Rebels with 160 yards on 13 carries, the longest being 63 yards, which set up a Rebel touchdown.
In the Rebels' first three district games, they outscored Newton, Central, and Winston 120-0.
Kemper comes into the game with a defense that has not allowed a touchdown in 18 straight periods.
The Rams are led by Tim Kirkland, a 210-pound running back. Kirkland has scored seven touchdowns, including one last week against the Saints.
Last season the Rebels won 48-0.
at Wayne Academy
The Jaguars will host the Patriots and highly regarded Winston running back Lenny Boatner.
Boatner leads the district in scoring with 60 points. Wayne will match Boatner with Patton Stanley who cored three touchdowns to lead Wayne past Newton 34-17 last week.
Patton scored on runs of 4, 6, and 14 yards and finished with 208 yards on 19 tries.
Brandon McDonald and Alex Brewer also scored for the Jags.
Sylva Bay at
The Saints will travel outside the district this week to try to get back on the winning way. The Saints have lost three straight to Wayne, Winston, and Kemper, all in district play.
Last week the Saints fell to Kemper 13-0 while Brookhaven handed the PC Saints their first loss of the season.
Raleigh at Bay Springs
The Bulldogs will play a winless team for the second straight week. Last week they whipped Kemper 38-6.
Josh Crosby scored twenty points to lead the Bulldogs. He scored two touchdowns and had four conversion runs. Ronnie McCullum, Lesteven McCullum, and Johnerick Keys also added touchdowns.
Raleigh lost Enterprise 38-0 last week in a game that was halted with six minutes to play due to player control flags against each team. Last season Bay Springs won 60-6.