McKenzie School running back Anthony Grace looks for running room during the Tigers’ 35-16 loss to Brantley High School Friday night. (Advocate Staff/Kendra Bolling)
McKenzie School running back Anthony Grace looks for running room during the Tigers’ 35-16 loss to Brantley High School Friday night. (Advocate Staff/Kendra Bolling)

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Brantley deals McKenzie first loss

Published 11:10pm Friday, October 11, 2013

Brantley High School dealt McKenzie High School its first loss of the season Friday night at David Lowery Stadium.

The Bulldogs topped the Tigers 35-16.

The Tigers (6-1, 4-1 Class 1A, Region 2) scored on their first possession, when wide receiver Nicarius Peterson took it in from 1-yard out. Condie Pugh ran in the two-point conversion with 7:14 left in the first to give McKenzie an 8-0 lead.

Andrew Parker got the Bulldogs on the board with 8 seconds left in the first, and Brandon Walker hit Wesley Person for a two-point conversion to tie the game.

Parker found the end zone again from 6 yards out and Doug Salter’s PAT was good, putting Brantley up 15-8, with 7:59 left in the second quarter.

Salter scored from 1-yard out with 21 seconds left in the third quarter and then added the PAT for a 22-8 Brantley lead.

Brantley’s Kenyada Teague recovered a McKenzie fumble for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 28-8 lead.

Brantley drove deep in the fourth, but Peterson intercepted a pass in the end zone with 3:32 left to play.

Quarterback William Brown completed a pass to Chris Shufford from 20 yards out for the Tigers’ second TD of the night, and the Tigers nailed a two-point conversion.

Salter made the final score for Brantley scoring a TD with 1:59 left in the game and putting his final PAT through the uprights to seal the win.

McKenzie head coach Josh McLendon said he was proud of his boys.

“They fought hard until the end,” he said. “We played a good football team, and came out a little short.”

McKenzie will play host to Florala next Friday.

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