Cedar Hill Trinity Christian Tigers 56, Brook Hill Guard 7, FINAL
CHTC: 21 21 14 0 - 56
BH: 0 7 0 0 - 7
Returning to the field of play last week was the Brook Hill Guard varsity football team, as the Guard played the part of host for a district battle against the Cedar Hill Trinity Christian Tigers Friday, Nov. 3, at Brook Hill’s Herrington Stadium.
Prior to the contests’ start, the senior members of the Brook Hill football team, as well as senior drill team members and cheerleaders, were honored during Senior Night festivities during the school’s tailgate party event.
In the first quarter of play, the visiting Tigers wasted no time in reaching the end zone for their first score of the contest, as the team’s running back broke free and raced his way across the goal line for a 47 yard touchdown run. The Tigers’ extra point attempt was good, allowing Cedar Hill to take an early 7-0 lead over Brook Hill.
The Tigers were able to claw their way past the Guard defense once again in the opening frame thanks to a 14 yard touchdown throw from Cedar Hill quarterback to an open receiver. With the successful extra point attempt, the Tigers increased their lead over the Guard, 14-0.
Just before the end of the quarter, Cedar Hill’s offense was able to strike once more, this time with an eight yard pass from the quarterback to a receiver in the end zone. As the Tigers’ kicker was able to complete the extra point attempt, the visiting Cedar Hill team pulled ahead of Brook Hill with a 21-0 lead.
In the second quarter of the district matchup, the Tigers’ running back used his strong speed to race his way through the rank and file of the Guard defensive unit en route to a 16 yard touchdown strike. The extra point attempt was good by the Tigers, allowing them to prowl ahead of the Guard, 28-0.
The Tigers’ defensive unit was able to come up big in the second quarter, as Brook Hill sophomore quarterback Mason Kelley’s pass was intercepted and returned to the end zone for a 40 yard interception return. The Tigers continued their streak of successful extra appoint attempts, increasing Cedar Hill’s lead over Brook Hill to a 35-0 advantage.
With time winding down before halftime, the Guard marched their way into the end zone for a touchdown thanks to Kelley’s 26 yard connection with senior tight end Greyson Priestner. The extra point attempt for the Guard, kicked by senior kicker Campbell Fletcher, was successful, as Cedar Hill led Brook Hill, 35-7.
Cedar Hill was able to reach the end zone for an additional score before halftime with a strong 73 yard pass from the quarterback to an open receiver who raced his way away from the Guard defense. The team’s extra point attempt was good, giving the Tigers a 42-7 lead over the Guard, at the halftime intermission.
After returning to the field for the second half of play, Cedar Hill reached the end zone within the opening minutes of the third quarter of play, as the Tigers’ quarterback connected with a receiver for a 64 yard touchdown reception. Cedar Hill’s kicker successfully converted the team’s extra point attempt, allowing the Tigers to lead Brook Hill, 49-7.
Late in the third quarter, the Tigers’ offense proved to be too much for the Guard to withstand, as the visiting team reached the end zone for their eighth touchdown score of the contest, this time coming off a 15 yard reception. With the successful extra point kick, Cedar Hill held to a 56-7 advantage over Brook Hill.
During the fourth quarter of play, the Guard and Tiger defensive units were evenly matched, with neither team allowing their opposition to score.
At the final buzzer of the contest, the visiting Cedar Hill Trinity Christian Tigers had used a strong performance on both sides of the ball to hold back to attack of the home team Brook Hill Guard, as the Tigers defeated the Guard, 56-7.
At the quarterback position, Kelley completed nine of the 15 passes in the contest for 44 passing yards, with one passing touchdown and one interception.
Priestner was the leader in the Guard’s receiving corps against the Tigers, catching two passes for 39 yards and one passing touchdown. Sophomore wide receiver Seth Moss was also involved as a receiver for the team, catching six passes for six yards.
In the team’s rushing game, the Guard was led by the strong legs of senior running back Sam Nechi, rushing 18 times for 52 rushing yards.
Other significant rushers for the Guard against the Tigers included junior running back Carson Ezell, with four carries for 16 yards and senior tight end Fletcher, with two rushes for 12 yards.
Defensively, Nechi led the Guard in the contest against Cedar Hill Trinity Christian with a total of four tackles.
Other key defensive contributors included senior linebacker John Dixon, with three tackles; freshman defensive back Carson Richards, with two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble; and senior defensive lineman Colby White, with two tackles.
With the loss to the Cedar hill Trinity Christian Tigers, the Brook Hill Guard varsity football team currently stands with an overall record of 3-5, 1-3 in district play.
Next week: Friday, Nov. 10 – Brook Hill at Grace Community.