Brookwood struggles in loss to Parker
Sat. October 27, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. | By Marquavius Burnett
BROOKWOOD | Brookwood High School couldn’t find a way to move the ball against Parker on Friday, losing 28-3 on homecoming.
Brookwood managed a total of 100 yards of offense and turned the ball over three times, all on interceptions.
Parker jumped on Brookwood early, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Parker was able to push its lead to 22-0 in the second quarter before Brookwood got on the board. Brookwood’s only score came on a 28-yard field goal by kicker Nate Craft right before the end of the first half, cutting the margin to 22-3. Craft saw his first action since suffering a leg injury in week one.
“It’s hard whenever you have to fight from behind all the time,” Brookwood coach Ricky Bush said. “We have to find a way to get ahead in order to do what we want to do offensively. We have to find a way to end.”
Parker quarterback Juston McCants found wide receiver Omari Williams from 10 yards out for the game’s first points. The Thundering Herd’s second score also came on a McCants pass. McCants finished with two touchdowns and was able to keep multiple drives alive with his feet.
Brookwood quarterback Seth Franks struggled for most of the night, getting sacked four times under Parker’s constant pressure. When he wasn’t under pressure, his receivers failed to make catches. Drops and turnovers played a major part in the Panthers not getting the victory.
“That’s a very athletic defense,” Bush said. “It’s the fourth very fast and athletic defense we have faced in a row. We have to find a way to give our quarterback more time to make plays and when we execute them, we have to catch the ball.”
The Panthers were able to get into the red zone twice in the second half, but got no points and turned the ball over on both trips.
Brookwood closes out its season next Thursday at Holt.