Several positives emerged from Brookwood’s 41-0 rout of Sherwood Christian Friday night.
The Warriors shined on offense (355 total yards), defense (first shutout in five years) and special teams (5-of-6 PATs).
Brookwood escaped injury free heading into next week’s GISA Class AA playoffs.
The Warriors also were able to play their second units in the second half. Up 34-0 after intermission, Brookwood turned to its backups to finish the game and they didn’t disappoint. The defensive backups kept Sherwood Christian out of the end zone. The offense scored late in the game thanks to an awesome catch-and-run from Neel Gurley.
“We hadn’t been in any games like this and you hate it. But there’s a lot of guys that have worked really, really hard for a long time,” Brookwood coach Shane Boggs said. “Ian Bryant is out there blocking, probably their best player, who’s blitzing off the edge. He’s blocking for Neel, and Neel’s making some nice cuts.
“We put an entire new offensive line out there and to move the ball against that defense was really good for those guys.”
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