Brook Hill returns to gridiron, falls short against Dallas Christian

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Brook Hill Guard 7,

Dallas Christian Chargers 56, FINAL

BH: 7 0 0 0 - 7

DC: 13 36 7 0 - 56

After observing a second bye week this season, the Brook Hill Guard varsity football team made their way back onto the gridiron, taking an excursion to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for a district showdown against the Dallas Christian Chargers Friday, Oct. 27, at Dallas Christian High School.

The home team Dallas Christian was the first team to light up the scoreboard in the affair, making their way into the end zone on a three-yard rush. The extra point attempt by the Chargers was blocked by the Guard’s senior linebacker Dixon and recovered by Brook Hill’s senior linebacker Campbell Fletcher. Despite the blocked attempt, the Chargers took a 6-0 lead over the Guard.

On their next possession, the Guard found their way down field, advancing through the Charger defense on an 80-yard touchdown reception from freshman quarterback Carson Richards to junior wide receiver Garrett Davis. Fletcher provided the team with a successful extra point attempt, putting Brook Hill ahead of Dallas Christian, 7-6.

The Chargers surged their way into the end zone for their second time in the opening frame, shocking the Brook Hill defense on a 19-yard rushing touchdown. With their extra point attempt sailing through the uprights, the Chargers retook the lead, 13-7, over the Guard.

In the second frame of the district contest, the Dallas Christian offensive continued to have success against the Guard through the run game, reaching the end zone once again with a rushing touchdown, this time from 13 yards out. The Chargers’ kicker successfully converted the team’s extra point attempt, increasing their lead over the Guard to a 20-7 advantage.

The Chargers’ defensive unit found success during Brook Hill’s ensuing possession, as a defender was able to intercept a pass thrown by Guard sophomore quarterback Mason Kelley and return the ball to the end zone for a score. Dallas Christian’s coaches elected to attempt a two-point conversion, which was successful, allowing the Chargers to lead Brook Hill, 28-7.

Brook Hill’s following offensive possession proved to be another opportunity for the Chargers’ defense to shock the Guard with another intercepted pass thrown by Kelley and returned for a touchdown score. With the successful extra point kick, Dallas Christian’s lead over Brook Hill increased to a 35-7 lead.

In the middle of the second quarter, the Chargers’ offense moved their way past the Guard’s defensive unit, as a Dallas Christian receiver ran his way into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt by the Chargers was successfully converted, putting Dallas Christian on top of Brook Hill, 42-7.

Following Brook Hill’s next possession, Dallas Christian’s offense added another score to its total, giving the home team’s offense its fifth total touchdown in the first half, this time with a 28 yard rushing touchdown. With the extra point kick successfully converted, the Chargers took a 49-7 lead against the Guard into the locker room at halftime.

After returning to the field for the second half of play, both of the Guard and Chargers’ units were able to withstand the test, holding their opponents’ offenses out of the end zone during the third quarter of play.

Dallas Christian was able to reach the end zone for an additional score in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, with a six-yard run to cross the goal line. The Chargers’ extra point kick was successful, as Dallas Christian pulled further ahead of Brook Hill with a 56-7 advantage.

At the final buzzer, the home team Chargers used a strong offensive and defensive performance throughout the contest to claim the district win over the visiting Guard, 56-7.

At the quarterback position for the Guard, Kelley was the team leader in passing attempts, completing eight of his 12 passes for 23 yards and two interceptions. Richards completed his lone pass of the ball game for 80 passing yards and one passing touchdown.

Davis served as the Guard’s leader in receptions and receiving yardage, with three catches for 87 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Other significant receiving contributors for the Guard against the Chargers included senior tight end Greyson Pristener, with two catches for six yards; sophomore wide receiver Seth Moss, with two catches for five yards; senior running back Sam Nechi, with one catch for three yards; and Richards, with one catch for two yards.

Nechi proved to be the lone Guard rusher able to gain positive yardage against the strong Dallas Christian defense, with 11 rushes for eight yards.

With the district loss against the Dallas Christian Chargers, the Brook Hill Guard varsity football team currently holds a 3-4 overall record, 1-2 in district play.

Next week: Friday, Nov. 3 – Cedar Hill Trinity Christian at Brook Hill (Senior Night)

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