In Forrest County Agriculture High School’s opening game Friday night the Aggies easily handled Perry Central’s Bulldogs in this non-league contest. With the win, the Aggies equaled last year’s winning record and look to surpass last year’s total wins.
This week, the Aggies welcome Pass Christian to south Forrest County. The Pirates also are coming off a season-opening win against Long Beach, 42-27.
FCAHS got off to a great start Friday night with a 33-6 win for the season opener. Coach Brad
Calcote said he was very pleased with the ground game, but still saw some room for improvement.
“We were able to move the ball constantly and played with a lot of effort,” he said. “Hopefully we can clean up some of our execution. We got into some fourth-and- shorts that we converted, so hopefully we can execute a lot more efficiently in order to stay out of those fourth-and-short situations.”
Success out of the backfield is something the coach has been stressing and the Aggies executed fully in that area. Senior running back Devonte Dixon ended up with 202 yards and 4 touchdown on 25 carries and had two more touchdowns called back. The senior ended up with 287 all-purpose yards. Evan Clark punched in another touchdown to add to the five-touchdown total for the Aggies.
Holding the Bulldogs to six points, Calcote was highly pleased on the defensive side. “Defense played pretty well as far as doing their job,” Calcote said. “Perry Central got down close and got one on us, but for the most part the guys played hard.”
Pass Christian will be a tough matchup for the Aggies. A new head football coach means a new system and Calcote is fully aware of the importance of this game. “Watching the film, he will have his kids fired up,” Calcote said. “They played hard and had a big win over Long Beach. They are pretty balanced by throwing the ball constantly and running the ball pretty easily.”
Calcote is looking forward to having another home game, especially with the big crowd that showed up Friday night.
Forrest County Agriculture High School welcomes Pass Christianfor a 7pm kickoff.