The Copiah Academy Colonels battled the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots toe-to-toe for three quarters on Friday night in a clash of AAAA powerhouses. The Colonels led 17-14 at the half and regained the lead at 23-21 midway through the third period. However, MRA’s offense outlasted the Colonel defense and eventually claimed a 48-30 win in Gallman.
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DRIVE-STOPPER – Copiah Academy linebacker Dalton Hayles (15) picked off an MRA Patriot pass in the first quarter last Friday night and returned the ball to the 15, setting up a Carson Flumm 38 yard field goal. Blocking on the return for Hayles is Britton Howell (62) and Connor Coates (52).