Area Sports

MISSISSIPPI BRILLA TO HOST PDL SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

After qualifying for the Premier Development League postseason, Mississippi Brilla has been selected by the PDL to host the Southern Conference Championships July 21-22 in Clinton, MS. On Friday, July 21, #1 seed OKC Energy U23 will take on FC Miami City at 5:00 PM. Immediately afterwards, hosts Mississippi Brilla FC will take on #2 seeded SIMA at 7:30 PM.…

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Goalfest Puts Brilla in Seventh Heaven

Goalfest Puts Brilla in Seventh Heaven By Datti Jinkiri Brilla ended the PDL regular season on a major tonight by easily defeating Texas United 7-1.  The team had clinched a playoff spot last weekend and did not miss a beat.  Seven different goalscorers found the net for the home team. Only four minutes had past when Brilla…

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Peachtree City MOBA Earn a Late Point in Draw with Brilla 

For the second match in a row, Mississippi Brilla dropped points to a team who, on paper, they should have beaten. After a 0-0 draw with Houston FC on Thursday night, Brilla welcomed Peachtree City MOBA, who sit in last place in the 11-team South Atlantic Division with a record of 2-7-1. Brilla had already beaten their…

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Brilla Held to Scoreless Stalemate

by Datti Jinkiri Last weekend, Brilla returned back home in high spirits after an impressive roadtrip in Oklahoma City.  Four points out of six was the outcome against the Mid South Division leaders.  However, tonight at Clinton High School,  they were held to a scoreless draw by a  resilient Houston FC team.  Brilla will definitely see this…

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2017 Mississippi College Fall Schedule Release: Football

Mississippi College athletic director Mike Jones, along with head coach John Bland, are pleased to release the 2017 football schedule, it was announced on Monday (June 19). The slate features four home games and six road games following Morthland College, an original 2017 home opponent, canceling the September 2nd season opener after eliminating their athletic department onMay…

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Angelo Kelly Shines with Brilla

By Datti Jinkiri & Scott Taylor When Brilla Coach Mark McKeever added a versatile midfield playmaker to his 2017 roster, he knew exactly what he was getting. Kelly played in 16 matches for for Mid-South Division rivals Midland/Odessa Sockers last summer.  He logged over 1300 minutes for a team that made it all the way…

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Five-Goal Burst Helps Brilla Thrash Cleburne

By Datti Jinkiri Mississippi Brilla FC picked up another critical win Saturday, as they defeated FC Cleburne 5-0 at Clinton High School. This gives Brilla six points in their last two matches, which is a solid response after dropping two in a row before that. This victory also serves as vengeance of sorts, due to…

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CHS Assistant Principal Brian Fortenberry is our new athletic director, effective July 1

Clinton High School Assistant Principal Brian Fortenberry will be the Clinton Public School District’s next athletic director. “I’m excited to work with our student-athletes and coaches,” he said. “We have a great athletic program because of the work they put in in the classroom as students and teachers and on the fields and courts.” Fortenberry…

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Familiar Names Return to Brilla

Familiar Names Return to Brilla By Datti Jinkiri Brilla Coach Mark McKeever has kept the team’s Omaha link active with his two latest signings.  Forward Noor Hamadi will return to Clinton for the second consecutive year, and defender Joey McCain will be joining him.  McCain is the younger brother of Jake McCain, a Brilla standout…

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