THOMASVILLE — Fullington Academy coach Rob Kellogg was worried Thursday night’s season opener at Brookwood was going to be like looking in a mirror.

The Warriors and Trojans proved him right with a pair of unstoppable offenses in Brookwood’s 48-34 duel at Warrior Field.

“I think, seriously, (Brookwood coach Shane) Boggs stole my playbook,” Kellogg said Tuesday. “We’re going to be mirror images out there.”

Those matching images were of two offenses marching up and down the field, lighting up the scoreboard. The Warriors finished with 539 yards of total offense, while Fullington posted 419 yards of offense.

“We did very well the first half,” Boggs said. “It starts with protection and blocking up front and those guys did great. When you block and protect like we did, you can call all kinds of big plays.”

Brookwood’s arsenal included a lot of different parts, with nine different offensive players running or catching the ball. The Warriors’ onslaught was led by junior quarterback Scott Cheney and senior running back Desrick Jones.

Cheney threw for 304 yards on 20-of-26 passing with four touchdowns and added 73 yards and a score on the ground. Jones ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

Still, Cheney was the first Brookwood weapon to attack Thursday night. On the Warriors’ fourth play, Cheney faked a handoff to Jones and took off up the middle, racing 43 yards untouched to give Brookwood the early lead.

“The line did a great job,” Cheney said. “That was the first time we ran it this year, so we tricked them I guess.”

After Fullington’s first drive stalled, Jones went to work. Following six straight completions, Jones busted out to the right, before cutting back against the grain for a 30-yard touchdown scamper.

He wasn’t done, though. Jones rumbled 31 yards for a score to answer the Trojans’ first touchdown and turned a swing pass from Cheney into a 59-yard touchdown after making a whole host of defenders miss.

“He’s got huge big-play potential,” Boggs said. “What makes him so good is he has that power game as well as the cutback and then he can outrun you when he gets in space. He has a lot of components of a great back.”

Cheney added: “He’s amazing. He’s absolutely amazing. He’s fun to watch.”

Despite the Warriors’ early offensive onslaught, the Trojans hung around with a potent offense of their own. Senior running back Landon Cason put Fullington on his back and carried them back into the game, finishing with 26 carries for 226 yards and three touchdowns.

Cason pulled the Trojans within 35-27 late in the third quarter when he took a sweep to the left 81 yards down the left hash for a score, outrunning the Brookwood secondary.

However, Brookwood wouldn’t falter. The Warriors responded with a four-minute drive that ended with a touchdown pass from Cheney to Sean Bell. On third-and-goal, Cheney was forced to scramble and he delivered a dart into coverage.

The Warriors finished off the Trojans when Cheney found Thomas on a 15-yard fade with 0:44 left on a fourth-and-12.


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