• Bucs offense struggles to score in 38-14 loss
By Wayne Parham

Briarwood Academy’s Bryce Sowell sweeps the ball around right end in a game earlier this year. Friday night at Gatewood School, he rushed for 113 yards. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Briarwood Academy’s record slipped to 4-3 at the hands of Gatewood School as the Gators defeated the Bucs 38-14 Friday night in Eatonton.
“We moved the ball, we moved the ball very well,” said Briarwood Coach John Osborne.
Briarwood picked up 283 yards to Gatewood’s 238 yards. The Bucs also led in first downs with 15 to the Gators’ 12. But, the Bucs just couldn’t make it to the end zone as much as would have been needed to top Gatewood.
Early in the first quarter Briarwood’s defense held and it seemed momentum might be on the Bucs’ side, but it soon shifted.
“We had stopped them short and it was fourth and long and they punted and we fumbled it,” said Osborne. “They got it and they only had about 25 yards to go. That kind of hurt us.”
Gatewood recovered the fumble then struck quickly, reaching the end zone on a 25-yard pass play. After adding the PAT kick, the Gators led 7-0 with 10:00 remaining in the opening quarter.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Oct. 16, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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