A defensive stand that turned into a turnover was the momentum push Brookwood needed to run past host Flint River Academy 32-16 on Friday.
Leading 17-14 in the third quarter, Brookwood receiver Peyton Latmore fumbled trying to gain extra yards and the Wildcats appeared ready to regain the lead. However, Cale Deese tracked down the Flint River defender at the 3.
From there, the Warrior defense took over. On third-and-goal it forced a fumble that helped Brookwood hold onto the lead it never relinquished even following a safety that pulled the Wildcats within one.
“The was probably our biggest defensive stand all year,” Brookwood coach Shane Boggs said after his team improved to 2-3 heading into GISA Region 3-AA play next week. “Even though we gave up a safety out of it, just by dodging them getting into the end zone on a short field was huge.
“Our defensive line played great and our secondary may have played even better.”
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