Benedictine takes advantage of 5 Brooks turnovers, wins 49-7

Quitman – A close contest through the half, the Brooks County Trojans struggled in the second half with turnovers and fell to Benedictine 49-7. The Benedictine Cadets, a private school playing in AA competition, are from Savannah. Brooks County entered the semi-final contest as the #2 Seed from Region 1-AA. 

Isaac Miller struggled to make yards in the 2nd half. Photo: Shine Rankin Jr./SGSN

Isaac Miller struggled to make yards in the 2nd half. Photo: Shine Rankin Jr./SGSN

Benedictine received after Brooks won the toss and deferred to the 2nd Half. The Cadets took the ball for three plays, scoring on 15-yard scamper. After a series of defensive battles saw neither team get close again, Brooks QB Demontay Jones found Exavius Medlock for a 17-yard TD catch early in the 2nd Quarter.  Benedictine marched down the field, using 5 plays to travel 76 yards and take a 14-7 lead.  Chance Jackson, a 5’10” Senior rushed for a 32-yard TD to cap the drive. Neither team could score as time expired and the teams went into the locker room for adjustments.

After the break, Brooks County made a determined effort to run the football.  After a 3 and out, Benedictine went back to the grind scoring in 6 plays to extend the lead to 21-7.  Benedictine forced a fumble later in the 3rd frame, and used the short field to expand the lead to 28-7.

In the 4th period, Brooks tried to convert a 4th down, and Benedictine went to work, building 35-7 game.  Brooks became more predictable in the 4th, trying to shave the lead but throwing another pick. Jones would complete 8 of 18 for 91 yards, and threw 3 interceptions.

For Benedictine, Power completed 9 passes, including a TD. Jackson tallied 124 yards on 12 runs, while  John Kennedy eclipsed the century mark for 103 yards on the night.

Brooks played 14 games, and it’s worth mentioning that the Trojans and fellow Region 1-AA foe Fitzgerald were the two public school teams left in the playoffs. Fitzgerald fell to Greater Atlanta Christian 44-41 as a Field Goal for GAC broke the tie as time expired.  GAC and Benedictine will meet in the Georgia Dome next Saturday. Game time is set for 1:00PM.



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