The Transylvania Times -

By Robbie Robertson
Sports Editor 

Blue Devil Alumni Romp To 45-0 Victory – Brevard NC


Blue Devil alumna Adam Conley is wrapped up by a plethora of Rosman Tigers.

With at least six NCAA Division I or I-AA athletes on the roster, the Brevard High School alumni rolled to a 45-0 victory Saturday night in the inaugural alumni football game against county rival Rosman.

In front of a capacity crowd at Rosman’s Silversteen Memorial Stadium, nearly 100 former Blue Devil and Tiger players lined up to relive past glories. At times, the atmosphere was decidedly reunion-esque.

“It was like one big class reunion,” said Rosman athletic director Mick Galloway.

Led by game MVP Manny Deshauteurs, who had three first-quarter touchdowns, the Blue Devils erupted for an 18-0 lead after 15 minutes of first-quarter play.

When the Blue Devils aired it out in the second half, the Tigers had no counter.

BHS quarterback Jake Hunter connected on passes to Adam Conley, Jon-Jon Swarn, Frankie Waters and Andre Hemphill.

Deshauteurs scored on a 10-yard zig-zag for a 32-0 Brevard lead.

David Hunter got back into the act on Brevard’s next-to-last possession, hitting Conley and Dustin Merrell on passes downfield. He passed for one touchdown to Deshauteurs in the first half.

From 2 yards out, Hunter rolled right and hit former South Carolina receiver Andre Hemphill for a touchdown pass.

Brevard’s last score came on a 3-yard blast from Martin Avery. Ritchie Hooper’s kick was good for the 45-0 final. Hooper (class of 1985) was Brevard’s oldest player on the field.

In postgame awards, defensive player of the game for Brevard went to Chad Galloway.

Frankie Waters was named offensive POG, while Adam Conley took home honors for special teams.

Rosman’s Jeff Kopelnicki is wrapped up by Brevard’s Corey Davis and Wes Childress. (Times photos by Robbie Robertson)

For Rosman, Jeff Kopelnicki was named defensive player of the game. Brian Hoxit was offensive player of the game. Duran Scruggs was named special teams player of the game.

Terry Anders (class of 1986) was Rosman’s oldest player on the field.

$20,000 Raised

If the Tigers came out on the short end of the score, they were certainly the winners in the pocketbook.

Of the more than $20,000 raised, $12-15,000 will go to the Tiger Club, thanks to a combination of presale tickets, concessions, t-shirt sales and 50/50 tickets.

“A real good Friday night home game will bring in $4,000 to $5,000,” Galloway said. “This was almost like a season for one night’s play.

“It was over $20,000 in revenue for both our programs.”

Galloway expected Brevard’s cut to be approximately $6,250.


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