Going into Friday night’s game reportedly a 31 point favorite, no one was surprised when the Choctaws pulled out the win over Parker High School from Birmingham. Still, it was a good game played with heart. Fans layered up the long underwear and blankets and came out to see their boys lock down Round 1.
Interceptions seem to be a specialty for the Choctaws’ defense, and this game was no exception. Multiple picks including a pick-6 by Mikal Moton helped reinforce Bibb’s dominance in the game. Parker’s players couldn’t seem to get any momentum going, as Bibb’s guys stayed calm yet determined, playing with the purposeful motion of a machine set about a single task: score.
Again and again Bibb ran the ball, keeping steady, simple progress moving. Then a pass, a reception, a touchdown…start over. This was a team that would not be bothered by the presence of a challenger on their home field. Could this be a team that could go all the way? They took this playoff game all the way to 41-12 for a solid victory.
BCHS is now ranked 5th in Class 5A Statewide, and 37th overall Statewide. They face Greenville this coming Friday for Round 2. Come out and support your Choctaws!