Highland Home shuts out Brantley

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Highland Home Flying Squadron hosted Brantley School on Sep. 29, securing a 46-0 win over the Bulldogs. 

Highland Home head coach Will Pouncey said the Squadron played an incredible game as he highlighted the key players from Thursday night’s match.

“It was a total team effort and we played really well,” Pouncey said. “Brice McKenzie really showcased his talent and Austin Norman had another good game. Greg Tate has really come on the scene here lately and he had an incredible touchdown catch and some other big time catches and big time plays. Tyler Chaney started off the game with his big touchdown reception.”

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The Squadron managed to host a shut-out game over the Bulldogs, allowing no points scored against them, which Pouncey said he was extremely proud of.

“It’s just unbelievable,” Pouncey said. “I can’t say enough good things about our defense, it’s just an all around great job they’re doing on their side of the ball.”

Brantley High School head coach Roland Jones said that miscommunications and an unfortunate lack of effort ultimately led to the Bulldogs defeat. 

“Highland has a good football team and we just didn’t play very hard,” Jones said. “We have a long way to go, and we have to learn to play a little harder and execute a little better. We came out and drove the ball a little bit, but we made some miscommunication and couldn’t get the ball to the end zone so that really set the tone.”

This week, the Flying Squadron will travel to Luverne for their rivalry match against the Tigers on Oct. 6 and Glen Daniel Stadium while the Bulldogs travel to Georgiana to meet the Panthers under the Friday night lights.