STARKVILLE, MS (WLOX) -
St. Stanislaus had a punt blocked that resulted in a touchdown for Noxubee County when the ball was recovered in the end zone.
The Rockachaws battled back and tied the game on a 5 yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Myles Brennan to Chase Rhodes.
From that point on Noxubee County quarterback Timorrius Conner would get the ball into the hands of his game breaker receivers. The Tigers jumped out to a 34-7 second quarter lead as Conner tossed a 65-yard touchdown strike to Daveon Ball.
Conner would end the day with 19 completions in 30 attempts for 340 yards and 4 touchdowns and was named the games MVP.
Before the halftime arrived, Brennan ignited a Rockachaws comeback, one that included recovering an on-sides kick. Brennan connected with Patrick McRaney on a 58 yard touchdown and added another score to close the gap 34-21 at the half.
On the day, Brennan completed 33 of 55 passes for 259 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Tigers would prevail 48-27. In defeat, Brennan established new passing records for total yards in a single-season with 5, 761 and total touchdowns in a single-season with 64. Dylan Favre held the previous records that were established during the Rockachaws 2009 State Championship run.
Brennan said,"You know our seniors have been through it all. I wish we could have got this win for them. That's all I really cared about getting it for them. Yeah, I broke the records but that title would have been better."
St. Stanislaus head coach Bill Conides must be congratulated on a successful season in his first head coaching job, leading the Rockachaws to 13 wins and 2 losses. He admitted Noxubee County had speed that proved to be too much for his team to handle.
"Athletic, fast, "stated Conides. "No doubt about it. Those kids are quick. You know throughout the course of the season we were able to get those short passes and make plays out of it because we could run by people. It was tough to run past them."
Patrick McRaney who established a new St. Stanislaus record with most points in a single-season said,"It's been the most memorable sports season I've ever had of my three sports. McRaney plays football, baseball and soccer and helped lead the Rockachaws to the 2013 4A State Soccer Championship.
Conides says his senior class was first-class. "Every single senior poured his heart out in this game and they have been doing it their entire career. I'm proud of all those guys."
St. Stanislaus will lose a number of key players from the 2014 team but return quarterback Myles Brennan and a host of game-breaking receivers.