High School Sports

Football: Airport at Brookland-Cayce

Site: The Cage. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Airport notes: The Eagles are looking to build on last season’s 10-2 performance that was the second-best in school history. It was Airport’s first double-digit win season in 22 years. The offense posted the second-highest single-season point total (390) in school annals, while the defense limited the opposition to 156 points – the lowest yield in 17 years … Plenty of high quality veterans are back, including senior linebacker Rashad Hampton and junior quarterback W.T. Murden. Hampton is the school’s career tackle leader, and he had a single-season record 166 stops last fall. Murden, who ran and passed for more than 1,700 yards as a rookie starter, is set to become the centerpiece of the Eagles offensive unit.

Brookland-Cayce notes: The youthful, inexperienced Bearcats make their debut under new coach Abby Bray with the goal of ending an 11-game losing streak that stretches back to the 2005 Class 3A state playoffs … The lone veterans back on offense are running back Demetrius Jackson and lineman Dakota Dozier (6-5, 288), who is a Division I college prospect … Senior linebacker Kyle Roberts is the B-C defensive captain. Rico Jackson has back in the secondary after picking off five passes last season.

Series history: This will be the 57th meeting of the teams since 1966. Airport owns a 33-23 edge. The teams have split 10 since 2002 after Airport won 15 in a row. The teams resumed playing twice during the regular season in 2004 after first trying the home-away set concept between 1988 and 1995. The Eagles won both meetings a year ago by a combined 82-6 margin.

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