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Who is going to stop the Brookville express?
So far, nobody has been up to the task, as the Bees have won all of this year’s contests in convincing fashion.
The young Liberty Minutemen proved they weren’t up to the task, either. The visiting M-Men were beaten at virtually every aspect of the game, including the one that counts the most: points scored. Brookville outpaced Liberty by the score of 47-0.
The Bees showed nothing surprising. They merely did what they’ve done all year, in building up a record of 7-0.
Liberty, on the other hand, showed that it has a lot of seasoning to undergo, though this 1-5 (0-3) team does have some upside for future years.
As for now, though, Brookville showed that it is the better team, just as it has in all seven of its victories this year.
The Bees raced out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter. Brookville’s first two scoring drives were each six or seven plays long, consisting of plays that reeled off seven to 15 yards at a clip.
Guy Morris and Michael Carwile finished off those drives, finding the end zone on short runs.
The third drive was much simpler and much faster. It consisted of a single play: Kendall Becraft launched a 67-yard scoring strike to Mark Boyd for another tally
That duo would pair up for another touchdown (a 25-yarder), while Boyd would also score via the ground game, on a 16-yard dash.
Big man Korren Kirven, lining up at tight end, hauled in a short Becraft pass for the final scoring of the first half.
By that point, though, the score stood at 41-0. There was joy in Brookville as the school’s homecoming court was introduced at halftime.
Derrick Foxx finished the scoring parade, dashing in from three yards out in the third quarter.
With mostly second-stringers picking up playing time in the second half, the two teams played to a virtual standstill.
While the score was not pretty, it is not out of line with what Brookville has done all season, averaging nearly 45 points a game.
“Our experience made the difference,” said Brookville Head Coach Jeff Woody. “I felt that Liberty was young, but noticed they play hard and they play tough.”
That wasn’t enough for the Minutemen to overcome the size and strength of the Brookville front line, which dominated the game. Bees Mark Goodman and Caleb Thompson, in particular, seemed to stand out from that group of linemen, though all seemed to do their jobs well.
-Certainly, this was a tough game for Liberty Head Coach Chris Watts. The coach’s father had passed away earlier in the week, and Watts was heading back to West Virginia. The loss surely weighed heavily on him and the team.
-One bright spot for the M-Men was Justin Mattson’s diving interception of a Becraft pass.
-Hunter Taylor and Dashe Reaves were putting the most pressure on Becraft throughout the game, though it wasn’t enough, alas.