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Jackets too much for Colonels in first loss

Wyatt Albright (#11) drops back to pass for Copiah Academy in Friday night’s game against Oak Forest Academy.
(Photo by Laura Miller)

By Drake Flowers
The Copiah Academy Colonels suffered their first setback of the season at the hands of the Oak Forest Academy Yellow Jackets. This 42-27 loss puts the Colonels at 3-1 on the young season.
However, a lot of positives could be taken from a competitive game against a high-quality opponent. The Jackets jumped out to an early 14-0 lead before the Colonels responded with a six-yard touchdown scamper from Wyatt Albright. The Jackets stretched their lead to 21-6 just before the half.
The rejuvenated Colonels came out in the second half with a point to prove. After Oak Forest’s failed onside kick, Copiah drove immediately down the field to cut the lead to 21-14 on a JD Weed touchdown run.

Read more in the 9/15/2021 E-Edition