First Baptist Blows Out Pinewood Prep

By Frankie Mansfield, Moultrie News.  fmansfield@moultrie

First Baptist quarterback Tremez Brown totaled 249 yards and two touchdowns in the Hurricanes' lopsided win over Pinewood Prep Friday night.

Tremez Brown called his shot on Wednesday.

“Since our coach has been coaching at First Baptist, he has not won against Pinewood,” First Baptist’s junior quarterback posted on Twitter. “Well, I’m here to make a difference, coach.”

Brown put up 249 yards and two touchdowns. Michel Dukes added 230 and four scores. And First Baptist steamrolled Pinewood Prep, 40-0, Friday on James Island.

Pinewood had outscored First Baptist 122-0 in the three years since Johnny Waters took over as head coach of the Hurricanes. The losing streak stretched much further back, though, at least 12 years of lopsided defeats in the SCISA series.

The Hurricanes exacted a bit of revenge Friday, racking up 449 total yards while limiting the Panthers to just 89.

Dukes put First Baptist ahead with a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Hurricanes then blew the game open with 27 unanswered points in the second.

Brown connected with Tylan Major on a 22-yard touchdown. Major finished with seven catches for 115 yards and the score. Brown hit Eddie Simmons for an 8-yard touchdown later in the quarter. Simmons logged four catches for 53 yards, the touchdown and an interception on defense.

Dukes scored on runs of 6 and 35 yards in the second quarter and added a 13-yard touchdown run in the third before First Baptist took its foot off the gas.

Brown finished 17 of 18 passing, hitting five different receivers at least twice.

The Hurricanes defense limited the Panthers to just 17 total yards passing and only 2 yards per carry. The loss is Pinewood’s most lopsided since September of 2014.

Defending SCISA AA state champion First Baptist (2-1) has returned from its season-opening loss in Alabama with vigor, outscoring Burke and Pinewood 95-12 the past two weeks. The Hurricanes host Hilton Head Christian (1-1) next week.

“I said I’m here to make a difference and I am,” Brown followed up with on Friday. “Good work tonight ya’ll boys.”