Brook Hill bows out with loss to Cedar Hill Trinity Christian

BROOK HILL GUARD FOOTBALL

BULLARD - Another football season is in the books, and Brook Hill can be proud of another stellar year.

Posting an 8-4 overall record, the Guard advanced to the TAPPS Division II regional finals before finally bowing out to a district foe.

On Saturday night, the speed and size of Cedar Hill-Trinity Christian, once again, was just too much for Brook Hill, as the top-ranked Tigers manhandled the Guard, 59-0, in a TAPPS Regional final at Bruce Field in Athens.

The Tigers rolled to 515 yards of total offense in the opening half alone, while tacking up a 45-0 halftime lead.

The final ledger had a 572-93 Tiger advantage in total yards, and Brook Hill punting five times as opposed to none for the Cedar Hill squad.

The district re-match did not fare well at all for Brook Hill and played out without any drama aside of five Tiger penalties for 60-yards. A huge 31-point, second quarter put the game away for the high-touted Tigers, and the clock didn’t stop in the second half.

Trinity Christian quarterback Shedeur Sanders led the way with 318-yards through the air and four scores, adding another, 104-yards with the junior’s legs for a touchdown.

Tiger running back, Emari Matthews rushed for 206-yards, in 10 carries. The sophomore made touchdown runs of 2-, 11-, in the first quarter, and 21-, and 60-yards before halftime.

The Tiger defense was at season high in the win, and limited the Guard in all three phases of the game holding Brook Hill to 93-yards total.

Guard quarterback, Garrett Esposito transferred in from Bullard High School and put up some gaudy numbers with his arm over the course of the season.

In the regional final however, constant pressure and tight secondary defense allowed Esposito only 83-yards, going 10-for-31, suffering two interceptions. Esposito was sacked five times but managed to scramble for only minus 2-yards in losses.

Carson Richards led the group of wide outs against the Tigers with seven catches, good for 67-yards. Moss, a two-way gem caught two passes for 12-yards, and Nico Flores made the other reception for 4-yards.

In the regional loss, the Guard ground attack was held to 10-yards in 14 total carries.

Sophomore running back, and leading rusher, Nick LaRocca carried four times for no gains. Wide out, Shaffer had four carries and 13-yards to lead the Brook Hill running game.

The Tigers advance to play Grapevine Faith this next Saturday.

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