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FINAL: Brookville 24, James Monroe 14

LYNCHBURG, Va — James Monroe’s championship quest ended with a 24-14 loss to Brookville on Saturday at Williams Stadium.

Quarterback Kendall BeCraft completed 10 of 16 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brookville (14-0) to its second straight Group AA, Division 3 championship victory over the Yellow Jackets (12-2).

Brookville, which has now won 28 straight games, fell behind 7-0 in the second quarter, but it scored 24 straight points to put the game out of reach.

The Yellow Jackets scored on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Jay Scroggins to receiver Darryl Dyson with 3:41 remaining before the Bees closed the door on them at the end.

Brookville tailback Anthony Calloway had 123 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Bees defensive defensive end D.D. Foxx had seven tackles and three sacks.

James Monroe tailback Adrian Boone finished with 87 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Scroggins completed 10 of 22 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown.

BeCraft threw his 105th and 106th career touchdown passes to move him past former Gretna quarterback Vic Hall for third place in the VHSL record book.

Brookville scored two second-quarter touchdowns less than two minutes apart and went into the locker room at halftime with a 14-7 lead.

Calloway scored on an impressive 63-yard run with 5:17 left in the second quarter. He squirted out of a tackle near the JM 45-yard line, spun around and ran the rest of the way for the score.

Brookville scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 9-yard pass from BeCraft to wide receiver Ben Hogg.

The Bees drove to the 28 on their last possession of the half, but James Monroe senior Tony Scott blocked Alan Gutierrez’s 45-yard field goal attempt. The Yellow Jackets recovered and returned it to the Brookville 45.

A personal foul penalty by the Bees gave JM a first down at the Brookville 30 with 23 seconds remaining. The Yellow Jackets were unable to score. They faked a 57-yard field goal, and the Bees made the stop as time expired.

–Nathan Warters

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