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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Falcons humble the Hawks

After Brooke Point’s first home game on Friday night, a 63–13 loss to Briar Woods, tired and frustrated junior linebacker Barry Hibner picked pieces of grass off of his sweaty forehead as his teammates shuffled slowly from the locker room.

A second-year starter for the Black–Hawks, Hibner was part of a defense that gave up nearly 500 yards and 30 first downs.

“A loss like this sticks with you,” he said. “I’ve never taken a loss like this. We’ve never been beaten this bad.”

Hibner and his teammates had trouble coping with a Briar Woods offense whose attack was as varied as it was potent.

Trace McSorley, the starting quarterback for the visitors, finished with 210 yards passing and 62 yards rushing. As a team, the Falcons threw for 230 yards, using seven receivers, and ran for 266, with 11 rushers.

The Briar Woods offense ran from shotgun formations and multiple back sets, sometimes snapping directly to the running back.

Hibner and the Black–Hawk defense were prepared but could not slow the Falcons’ offense.

“We didn’t read our keys right,” he said. “We studied all week. We had the plays in hand and we knew what was coming at us and some plays we didn’t execute right. They were a better team than us this time.”

Brooke Point coach Mo Hampton knows where his team needs to improve from his first game as coach for the Black–Hawks.

“We have good players but we have some things to fix,” he said. “We let the moment get to us and we weren’t disciplined in some spots. Once we can get it together, we’re going to have a good team.”

Briar Woods coach Charlie Pierce learned the value of a varied offense in postseasons past.

“I was a three-yards-and-a cloud-of-dust kind of guy,” he said. “But in the playoffs you find teams that are physical that will stop you. We want to find that balance to put the pressure on defenses.”

Briar Woods    28    14   14    7   —   63
Brooke Point 0 6 0 7 13

First Quarter

BW-C. Larco 1-yard run (N. Lafrankie kick)

BW-T. McSorley 9-yard run (N. Lafrankie kick)

BW-M. Birmingham 40-yard pass from T. McSorley (N. Lafrankie kick)

BW-M. Holland Jr. 30-yard pass from T. McSorley (N. Lafrankie kick)

Second Quarter

BW-M. Holland Jr. 5-yard pass from T. McSorley (N. Lafrankie kick)

BW-B. Scott 3-yard run (N. Lafrankie kick)

BP-D. Drew 30-yard pass from D. Fobbs (kick failed)

Third Quarter

BW-H. Ford 3-yard run (N. Lafrankie kick)

BW-J. Bailey 35-yard interception (N. Lafrankie kick)

Fourth Quarter

BW-S. Forbes 1-yard run (N. Lafrankie kick)

BP-G. Parrett 50-yard pass from B. Carnes (C. Costello kick)


First downs 30 9
Rushing yardage 43-266  13-10
Passing yardage      230 213
Passes 11-16-0  10-21-3
Punts-Avg 0-0.0 4-25.0
Fumbles-lost 1-0  0-0
Penalties-yards 3-38  6-55


Rushing: Brooke Point—M.J. Hampton 3-14; Damone Drew 8-0; Donovan Fobbs 2-(-4). Briar Woods—Trace McSorley 5-62, TD; Tristan Miller 2-47; Jordan Hison 12-40; Brady Scott 3-35, TD; Hunter Ford 7-33, TD; Chris Larco 6-23, TD; Brandon Romero 2-9; Anthony Page 1-6; Scotty Forbes 3-4, TD; Riley Canan 1-4; Anthony Marinew 1-3.

Passing: Brooke Point—Donovan Fobbs 9-19-3 163, TD; Brock Carnes 1-2-0 50, TD. Briar Woods—Trace McSorley 10-14-0 210, 3TD; Scotty Forbes 1-2-0 20.

Receiving: Brooke Point—Gerimi Parrett 3-122, TD; Chez De-Borous 2-37; Damone Drew 3-21, TD; Brandon Griffin 1-13; Khalil Baker 1-13. Briar Woods—Mark Birmingham 1-40, TD; Tristan Miller 2-36; Riley Canan 2-36; Chris Larco 1-21; Anthony Carino 1-20; Brady Scott 1-12.

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