Undefeated BRHS gears for PatriotsPublished 10:02am Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Last Friday night’s Region 2 title game between Benjamin Russell and Eufaula lived up to the billing, as the Wildcats won in thrilling fashion 28-24 to capture their first Region title since 2002.
No. 6 Benjamin Russell is also 9-0 for the first time since the 1988 season.
The game marked arguably the best game of junior quarterback Bryant Horn’s career.
With one minute remaining, the junior led the Wildcats down the field with four straight passes to classmate Bookie Ford and a touchdown pass to Labrenikin Johnson with eight seconds left for the winning touchdown.
Not only did the junior step up when he needed to, but he also finished the game nearly perfect passing, going 15-of-18 for 199 yards and a touchdown while rushing for another.
Senior Quez Alvies gave a spark to BRHS after the Wildcats were down 7-0 early when he took a kickoff 96-yards for a touchdown to swing some of the momentum back to the BRHS sideline.
The game also marked the most points given up by the BRHS defense all season long at 24 points.
The most points scored against BRHS before Friday night was 13 in week three against Booker T. Washington.
With the win, Benjamin Russell continues to climb within the Class 5A rankings this week up t the No. 6 spot.
The Wildcats were No. 9 headed into Friday’s game with No. 7 Eufaula, but No. 4 Demopolis lost to Jackson, and No. 8 Hartselle lost to Russellville.
Regardless of the changes, Benjamin Russell’s final regular season game Friday night at Homewood (8-1) will be a top-10 match-up.
No. 4 Homewood’s only loss was to Vestavia Hills in the first week of the season and has outscored their opponents 416-104 this season.
See the Friday Outlook for the full preview of BRHS vs. Homewood.
Benjamin Russell’s Horn earns AHSAA Spotlight Honors for Week 9
Benjamin Russell High School junior quarterback Bryant Horn earned Alabama High School Athletic Association Spotlight Honors for the second time this season for his performance against Eufaula High School last week on the road for the Class 5A Region 2 title.
Horn was 5-for-5 passing in a five-play, 62-yard drive over the final 53 seconds, capping the game-winning drive off with a 16-yard touchdown pass with 8.3 seconds left to classmate Labrenikin Johnson.
Horn also had a one yard touchdown run in the game, which was set up by his 65-yard pass completion to junior wideout Bookie Ford.
The signal caller is a three year starter for Benjamin Russell and has led the Wildcats to an undefeated mark at 9-0 for the first time since 1988 in Alexander City.