Sometimes football really is a game of inches.
Brookwood used a fourth-down stop with 2:13 remaining Friday night by the narrowest of margins — one solitary chain link — to edge visiting Southwest Georgia Academy 35-34 at Warrior Field.
It was a reversal of fortunes for Brookwood, which has been on the other end of a pair of late losses — last week’s 33-30 overtime defeat to Westwood and a 28-27 setback at Tiftarea Academy. It was also a welcomed sight to coach Shane Boggs.
“We’ve gotten to that point, and that’s the first thing I was proud of is we’ve gotten to that point where these games are going to be decided by one play,” he said after talking about the ‘game of inches’ earlier in the week.
“We were in one last week, and really this is the fourth week in a row. For a month now, really every game has come down to the last play of the game.
“That’s been our next hurdle. Our whole theme has been to make one more play than them. And I thought that’s what we did tonight.”
There are plenty of candidates for that one extra play. It could be the Brookwood defense which stopped Will Warren on a third-down toss sweep play when Taylor Patterson and Garrett Harvard wrapped up the SGA senior after just two yards. That left a fourth-and-3 play where Warren — who churned out 239 yards on 32 carries — was bottled up just shy of the marker.
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