Bowling Green going for its 1st win tonight

Published 8:03 am Friday, September 9, 2016

Bowling Green’s Buccaneers take to the road this week to face Amite School Center in Liberty, Miss.

Bowling Green comes in with an 0-2 record. Last week, the Bucs fell to Adams County Christian School, 43-15.

“This is a big game for us,” Bowling Green coach David Currier said. “They’re not as fast as Adams. We won’t face that kind of speed, but they’re a sound ball club. We’ll match up with them on both sides of the ball. Other than us traveling to play away, it’s kind of an even matchup.”

One of the players who stepped up for the Bucs in last week’s game was Kenny Robertson. Robertson caught a 41-yard touchdown from Cameron Bell. He also had two long kickoff returns, including one for a touchdown.

“He got in kind of late and he had to come on board and find out what we we’re doing and learn our system,” Currier said. “He has. He gives us a lot of breakaway speed like Cam (Cowart and Bell). He might be at wide receiver or wingback. He had two big returns and caught a long ball for a touchdown last week.”

Defensively, Currier said the Bucs did a good job, but need to play the run a little tougher.

“We’re kind of settled in. Brandon McElveen will probably middle linebacker from here on out. We’ve kind of settled in on our defensive line,” Currier said.

Kaz Smith had nine tackles to lead Bowling Green last week. Cowart had eight stops.

Currier said they’ve played well on special teams this season.

The teams met last year with Bowling Green capturing a 39-8 win.

Amite School Center comes in with a 1-2 record. The Rebels have alternated wins and losses this season. ASC lost to Prentiss Christian School last week, 33-0. The game was scoreless through one quarter and 14-0 at halftime.

Amite School Center coach Scott Carnegie said they play each Friday night like it’s the first game.

“My kids play hard and practice hard. If we get beat 30-0 and they leave their hearts on the field, I can’t ask for more than that,” Carnegie said. “If a team is just better than you and our kids don’t give up, I have no complaints.”

Amite School Center runs a dual quarterback system, with Davin Booty and Luke Morris under center.

The running backs are McCain Carnegie and Conner Hartzog. Tyler Johnston plays running back/wide receiver and Blaine Milton is the fullback.

The rest of the receiving group includes Jake Haygood and Brady Milton.

Milton is also the punter. Last week, he averaged a little fewer than 50 yards per punt.

The top defenders are lineman Cody Williams and nose guard/linebacker Milton.