BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Coy Brotherton and the Parkway Panthers picked up a big 24-6 win in their district opener against Haughton on Friday night at Preston Crownover Stadium.
Haughton and Parkway are one of the biggest high school rivalries in the area. With siblings Jason and Coy Brotherton as head coach of each team the matchup is nicknamed the “Brotherton Bowl”.
This specific game is meaningful to both teams every year and winning it means a lot to the Panthers and it’s a great way to open up district play.
“It’s always a rival(ry) between Haughton and Parkway because they’re brothers,” said senior cornerback Ashtin Jackson. “We won, got the trophy.”
“You know there are times and moments in stoppage play that you’ll look across there and see him (Jason Brotherton). It sucks that one of us has to lose, especially a district opener,” said Parkway head coach Coy Brotherton. “It’s never a good time to play, but just knowing this kind of sets the tone for district. It’s a tough matchup to play this early in the season.”
Jackson was a key playmaker for the Panthers Friday night, recording two interceptions and returning one of them to the house for a Pick 6.
“He had two interceptions. I’m proud of him,” said Coy Brotherton. He’s a three-year starter and he only had one interception coming in to tonight, so to see him get two that was pretty awesome.”
You know, he’s just a good kid who works hard, one of my program guys that were happy for. To see him get that Pick 6 kind of surprised everyone including him,” Brotherton added.
“We kind of watched them all day. I kind of expected what they were running double routes. That’s what Haughton usually does, so I just didn’t bite it and I kept that, and I caught the pick” said Jackson when asked about the interception for touchdown.
Parkway (4-0, 1-0) will face Captain Shreve next week.
Haughton (2-2, 0-1) will play Southwood next week.