Homecoming: Can Patriots Keep Streak Alive?

Staff Report

Tonight’s Homecoming festivities will be special, for sure, but, for the Parrott varsity football oteam tonight beginning at 7:00 pm, there is only one thing happening – the game versus Southampton (VA) Academy.

The Patriots boast an undefeated record in 2017 – 6-0 – and look to continue their winning ways.

Senior Connor Bright leads the attack, having thrown 20 TDs and 1,220 total yards.

Senior WR A.J. Banker is Bright’s favorites target, gaining 594 yards receiving while catching 13 TDs.

The ground game is divided up between senior Christian Jones (455 rushing yards) and junior Shy Thompson (407).

Thompson has rushed for eight TDs and Jones has scored five rushing TDs.

Senior Holden Killinger is the leading tackler for Coach Matt Beaman’s squad, registering nearly 15 tackles per game (14.7), 41 of which are the solo variety.

Other contributors include junior Matthew Huntley (6 INTs – four in one game!), sophomore Trey McLawhorn (fifth in total yards with 451), seniors Alex Urban and John Michael Leighton (two sacks apiece), senior Zach Sylvia (third on the team in tackles), and senior Graham Barefoot (six PAT out of seven).

APA will have two regular season games remaining after tonight, both in Rocky Mount, one at Rocky Mount Academy Oct. 20 and the final regular season game at Faith Christian School Oct. 27.

Hear from the players themselves about tonight’s BIG game:

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