Brilliant Football

Holy Spirit Catholic crushes Brilliant

Brilliant’s Quarterback Wes Woodard throws a pass.

By P.J. Gossett
General Manager
BRILLIANT — Brilliant’s football streak continues with their eighth loss this season. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Brilliant Tigers lost against the Tuscaloosa based Holy Spirit Catholic High School 56-0.
Brilliant received the kickoff and managed to take it 65 yards, before punting. On first down, Terry Collins was able to take it in for a touchdown. Holy Spirit’s PAT was good, lighting the scoreboard 7-0, HS.

Brilliant Tigers fall to Lynn Bears 45-6

Lynn’s Cole Kelly (#3) on the carry as the Tigers’ defense moves to make the stop.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Tigers lost 45-6 at home to the visiting Lynn Bears on Friday night, Oct. 7.
The Bears quickly gained the lead, scoring two touchdowns in the opening minutes of the game.
The Tigers tried to retaliate, but a fumble put the Bears back in control. The Bears seized the opportunity and scored again, leading 21-0 with just under four minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Tigers fall prey to Hubbertville Lions

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
HUBBERTVILLE —  The Brilliant Tigers lost to the Hubbertville Lions 42-8 on Friday, Sept. 30, but managed to break their scoreless streak.
The Lions scored 36 points in the first three quarters, before the Lions managed to score a touchdown and 2 point conversion on a 23 yard run in the fourth quarter.
The loss puts the Tigers’ record at 0-6 for the season and 0-4 in their region.
This Friday, the Tigers will play the Lynn Bears at home at 7 p.m.

Marion County shuts out Brilliant 62-0

Brilliant’s Kason Pool (#20) sees the approaching Red Raiders as he returns a kickoff during the first quarter.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
BRILLIANT — The Marion County Red Raiders shut down the Brilliant Tigers 62-0 on Thursday night, Sept. 1.
The Tigers kicked off, and within the opening 25 seconds of the game, the Raiders were ahead 6-0 with a touchdown run by Cade Atkins and a blocked extra point kick.

Defensive struggles continue for Tigers

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
REFORM — The Brilliant Tigers struggled to gain defensive shape this past Friday as they lost to Pickens County by a large margin.
The Pickens County Tornadoes won the game 52-0 against the Tigers on the night.
Brilliant’s main problem defensively was stopping the Tornadoes from rushing past their defenses.
The opposition scored five rushing touchdowns, running 197 yards total in the game.
Three of the touchdowns came from Pickens County senior Elijah Merriweather.

Tigers thrashed in opening game

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
WATERLOO — The Brilliant Tigers will want to move on as quickly as possible after Friday night’s 53-8 defeat against the Waterloo Cougars in Waterloo.
Waterloo started the scoring in the first quarter, scoring three touchdowns.
The Cougars scored from a field goal attempt in the second quarter, making their lead 21-0 at the end of the first half of play.

Satcher is newly hired Brilliant football coach

From left are Roger Satcher, his son Asa Satcher and his wife Lea Able Satcher. Roger is a native of Stonewall, Miss., and has 37 years of coaching, teaching and administration experience.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
BRILLIANT — Brilliant School has hired Roger Satcher as the new head football coach after the resignation of former coach Brian Gunnels.
Satcher brings decades of coaching and school administration experience. From 1995 to 2005, Satcher worked as head baseball coach, defensive coordinator, assistant principal and athletic director for Jasper City Schools.

Lions beat Tigers

By Luke Brantley Staff Writer BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Tigers lost 33-0 at home to the visiting Hubbertville Lions on Friday night, Oct. 8. The Brilliant defense started strong after the Lions received the opening kick off. The Lions gained six yards on a run their first play, but two sacks on second and third down sent them back. The Lions went for it on fourth down, but couldn’t get the first down. The Tigers took over on their own 25, but an incomplete pass and a fumble in the back stopped any progress down the field. The Tigers punted on fourth down.