• John Macon Gillespie

Confident QB Leading Bulldogs

Brandon has had a familiar face under center for the past few seasons. The 2015 season would be different. Gardner Minshew is gone on to continue his career at the next level and junior Brady Anderson has earned his time to call the signals for the Bulldogs.

He did so in a big way last Friday night as Brandon opened up the season with a 27-24 come from behind win over Ocean Springs. Anderson shined in his debut going 22-31 for 292 yards and a couple of scores.

Was the young gunslinger surprised by his immediate impact?

"No sir," Anderson told SES Mississippi. " I felt confident going into the game in my receivers, my offensive line and in our game plan. I owe a lot to my receivers, line and coaches."

Anderson says he could not be happier with the way his team battled to get win number one of the 2015 season.

"The first win is always the toughest," Anderson explained. "Several things stood out to me. It's good to come back in the fourth quarter of a game and win. We have confidense for the remainder of the year that we can come from behind and win."

Anderson knows the win was a total team effort and is excited about how the Bulldogs stuck it out late in the game.

"We stuck together as a team. Our defense stopped them when we had to. Our offense scored when we needed it and our kicker showed he can make a game winning field goal in the last seconds."

It could be argued that Brandon's schedule is one of the toughest in the state as they prepare to travel to Madison Central tomorrow night followed by a trip to Meridian the next week. Anderson says he knows it will be a challenge but welcomes it.

"Our goal is to take it one week at a time and get better and better each week," Anderson said.

If Anderson continues to play the way he did this past week, the Bulldogs will find themselves right in the thick of things in 6A.

**Photo by Keith Warren of the MHSAA

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