BRANDON -- They say all things must come to an end.
And that happened to the long tenure of Buddy Singleton's career at D'Iberville.
Behind four second quarter fumbles and the throwing of Brady Anderson, Brandon ran past D'Iberville 41-7 in the first round of the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs at Louis Gene Strickland Field on Friday night.
The Bulldogs (11-2) will travel to Petal in the second round next week.
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"We came out and just did not play well," Singleton said. "Turned the football over a lot. They made the plays and we didn't."
After a fairly even first quarter that only featured a 23-yard field goal by Brandon's Spencer Reinhardt, the wheels just came off for the Warriors.
To start the second quarter, D'Iberville's Ty Peters intercepted a pass and then fumbled the ball back to Brandon at the 50-yard line.
"We are used to playing on turf so the conditions on the field didn't help," Singleton said. "But we kept hurting ourselves with turnovers. Against a good team like Brandon, you can't do that."
Singleton will retire after spending 49 years as a head football coach. He finished with 298 career wins.
"I said at the beginning of the year this was it for me," Singleton said. "We had an up and down season. The kids played well at times and then have poor games. It is a sour taste, but it was fun while it lasted, but not a good way to end it."
Louisville commit Jacquelle Green was held to just 42 yards rushing and 18 yards passing. He scored the Warriors lone touchdown on a 1-yard run with 11:52 left to play.
"We couldn't get our footing," Green said. "We gave all we had out there tonight and I am proud of the seniors. We had an up and down season with so many road blocks and we fought to get in the playoffs."
Anderson passed for 202 yards on 11-of-14 passing with three touchdowns and an interception to lead Brandon.
"Our defense did a great job of attacking them from different angles and to force some turnovers," Brandon coach Tyler Peterson said. "Offensively we took advantage of their turnovers and that has been successful for us all season."