Hill Prepares For Rivalry Game

The Mississippi High School football season got underway last weekend. The schedule features two August dates this year and for West Lowndes High and Brandon Hill that means a pre-Labor Day match up with rival East Oktibbeha.

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"It's going down this Friday," said the personable Hill. "We have been watching film on them and seeing what they like to do. We have to be ready for them. They are going to have a pretty good team. We beat West Oktibbeha last week in the Classic Game 35-6, so we need to keep that going this week."

Brandon believes he got his senior season off on the right foot with a solid showing in week one.

"I scored a TD on offense and I had a whole lot of tackles on defense," said Hill. "I am playing outside linebacker now instead of defensive end. It's fun. It's the best of both worlds to me. I get to cover and I still get to hit. I am not limited out there. I really like it."

The golden triangle product has plans to have an extended senior season, one that lasts a few weeks longer than last year.

"I am looking to go as deep in the playoffs as possible," said Brandon. "We missed it by one game last year, so we're all working hard to make sure that doesn't happen again. I think when the changed the districts, that worked in our favor. We just have to go out there and win now."

Shortly after Brandon and his team finish their gridrion action in week three, he will make plans to attend the season opener for his school of choice, Mississippi State.

"I am going over there for the first game against Jackson State," said Hill. "I am sure there is going to be a lot of people there. I haven't talked to a lot of the other recruits lately, but I know most of them are probably coming too. I an real excited about the season. It's going to be excited to see the new team."

This time next year, Brandon plans to be counting down the days until he runs out of the tunnel and on to the field for his first college game.

"I am real excited about getting up there next year," said Hill. "I try to talk to Coach David Turner at least once a week. He's always telling me to stay in shape and stay on top of my school work. He said that he is excited about me coming up there next year."

A few other schools have remained in touch with Brandon despite his committed status.

"I am still getting a lot of letters from the other schools like Arkansas, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Alabama, but I haven't talked with any of them," said Hill. "Coach David (Turner) from Mississippi State is the only coach I have been talking to. I am solid in my decision."

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