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August 13, 2013

Brook Hill Football: New coach Brasher looking for linemen

Guard to scrimmage Malakoff Friday

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BULLARD — In case you missed it...Brook Hill has a brand new head football coach in Bobby Brasher, but don't look for any sweeping changes coming out of Guard country this fall.

That's because Brasher served for the past four seasons as a Brook Hill assistant coach under Terry Pirtle, who left for the head coaching assignment at Houston Second Baptist earlier this year.

We are going to keep doing most of the same things that we have been doing,” Brasher said. “But we may tweak things a little bit here and there according to out personnel if we need to.”

Brasher, a product of Louisiana Tech University who is from Bastrop, La., came over to the Texas schoolboy coaching ranks in the late 80's when he joined Dickey Meek's staff at Chapel Hill after serving as an assistant coach at the high school level in his home state for several seasons.

And he has been in East Texas ever sense.

The Guard have been going through their fall drills for the last week and a half as they prepare for their first scrimmage on Friday night when they are slated to visit Malakoff.

Personnel wise, Brook Hill is in the market for a new quarterback to replace Will Weathers who is playing for Abilene Christian university now.

We have three kids, Zac Wilson (Sr.), Grant Hanks (Jr.) and McCray Fletcher (Soph.) who have been taking the snaps in practice and we will name a starter from that group,” Brasher said.

Brasher also had a void to fill at running back, but it appears that Tyrone Brown (JR.) has asserted himself into that role.

Of the Guards 27 returnees, Seth Brasher and Chase McDermott are back at wideout, giving the Guard a pair of sure-handed receivers to go to.

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