The Gridiron Blog brings you the scores, stats and stories from Fredericksburg-area high school football.
Brooke Point redux
As much as we’d like to be everywhere at once, sometimes we just can’t. And on Friday night, we weren’t able to cover Brooke Point’s 54-21 thrashing of Osbourn.
When the final score rolled in, I thought maybe someone was playing a joke on us. Osbourn, after all, was the defending Northwest Region, Division 5 champion.
So yesterday I called Brooke Point coach Jeff Berry to find out what, exactly, had gone on up in Prince William County that evening.
“I didn’t expect that to happen,” Berry said. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘shocked,’ but I was surprised at how it all unfolded.”
The Black-Hawks scored touchdowns on six consecutive possessions in the first half. Quarterback Zach Deutel completed 9 of 13 passes for 323 yards and 4 touchdowns. Tyus White had five catches for 189 yards and two scores.
And by the second series of the third quarter, after 33 offensive plays, both were on the bench, along with plenty of other starters.
“I don’t know what to say without sounding braggadocios,” Berry said. “But we definitely played well.”
Brooke Point plays host to Freedom this Friday, and we’ll all be waiting to see if the fireworks continue.
“We can’t get ahead of ourselves too much,” Berry said. “Things can change real quick, because high school football is a crazy game where you’re dealing with 16-year-old kids. But against Osbourn, we weren’t just out there running plays. Our guys understood the whole concept of what we were trying to do.”