Berwick scores twice against Port Barre


Berwick High School scored two touchdowns to Port Barre’s one score during Friday’s scrimmage in Port Barre.

Berwick’s scores came via a long run by Marquise Rogers, while Audwin Williams also caught a touchdown pass from Jeremy Boudreaux, Berwick coach Craig Brodie said this morning.

Brodie said the “full-contact” and “full-speed” scrimmage was good for his squad.

“I thought we reacted real well to it,” he said.

While he said his squad made a lot of mistakes and committed penalties on offense that hurt drives, he said that is normal for a scrimmage and is something that can be corrected.

The scrimmage, which lasted about two hours, consisted of two, 12-play series for the first team; two, 10-play series for the second team; and two, eight-play series for the junior varsity.

Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School’s portion of the St. Mary Parish Jamboree at Tiger Stadium. The squad will face Morgan City in the nightcap following the 6 p.m. contest between Hanson and West St. Mary.

Schedule change

Brodie also said this morning that Berwick’s opponent for homecoming has been changed.

While the Panthers were scheduled to host Sarah Reed, Brodie said Sarah Reed informed the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Friday that it will not be playing football this year.

Fortunately, Brodie said that the Panthers have found a replacement in Kipp Renaissance High School, which is on the same campus as Sarah Reed.

Brodie said Sarah Reed is being phased into Kipp.

Nothing about the game except the opponent has changed, Brodie said. The game still will be played Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

However, Brodie did say the Panthers will not receive any power points in the contest as Kipp is not competing for championship honors this season.

The game, though, still will count on the Panthers’ win-loss record, Brodie said.

The change is the second schedule adjustment for the Panthers for the upcoming season as earlier this month, Berwick Principal Buffy Fegenbush announced the Panthers’ game against Hanson Memorial had to be moved up from Oct. 11 to Oct. 10 because of officiating.

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