The record may look the same, but the play on the field — especially defensively — is much different.
While Brookwood is 0-2 for the fourth straight year and will be looking to avoid its second straight 0-3 start when John Paul II visits Warrior Field on Friday from Tallahassee, Fla., the Warriors have shown improvement on the defensive side of the ball. Even if the record doesn’t indicate it.
“We played really well against Southland and we played pretty well at times against Westfield,” Brookwood coach Shane Boggs said. “We certainly didn’t play as well. But the big thing is, it’s much improved. There’s no doubt that the defense is much improved.
“The special teams are improved, we haven’t had anybody cross the 40 on a kickoff all year. We’ve been better in net punting one week and net kicking both weeks.”
Last year Brookwood allowed an average of 44 points per game in its winless stretch to open the season against the Panthers, Southland Academy and Westfield. Heading into Friday’s game against 1-0 John Paul, the Warriors have given up just 29.5 points per game. And much of that damage has come late.
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