Dallas Christian profits from Brook Hill miscues to win district opener

Brook Hill's Lane Barter (14) picks up positive yards in the Guard's game against Dallas Christian on Friday night at Herrington Stadium. Providing the blocking out in front of Barter is Axel Isaksson (56), Petr Svoboda (77) and Jere Saranpaa (65). Dallas Christian stopped Brook Hill, 21-3.

BULLARD — Dallas Christian scored 14 points off of Brook Hill turnovers in the second half to claim a 21-3 win over the Guard in the TAPPS II-2 conference opener that was played at Herrington Stadium on Friday evening.

The Chargers (6-0, 1-0) picked off a Brook Hill (4-2, 0-1) pass and recovered a fumble to break what had been a 7-3 game at the half into a double digit win.

Brook Hill's only points of the night came with 1:48 to go in the first half when Jake Shaffer drilled a 25-yard field goal from straight away.

Shaffer's boot capped off a 12-play march that included a 13-yard run by Fisher Bass, who carried 11 times for 43 yards.

The Chargers put the Guard on the ropes on somewhat of a bizarre play.

Sam Johnson, the Dallas Christian safety, picked off a Garrett Esposito pass around the Brook Hill 33 yard line and return the ball to the 2-yard line where the ball was knocked loose by a Brook Hill player. Parker Robinson was in the right place at the right time and immediately scooped up the ball and took in from 2-yards out for the Charger's second touchdown of the contest, which doubled the visitors' lead.

Zack Haaland finished off the scoring when he jetted around the left side and scored a touchdown from 29 yards out with 8:21 left in the game.

Haaland was the Chargers' leading rusher, carrying eight times for 74 yards.

Preston Johnson was 3-for-3 on his point after touchdown kicks for Dallas Christian.

Brook Hill had an off night in the passing department, with the Charger secondary having a lot to do with that.

Esposito went 6-for-18 for 48 yards and two interceptions.

Running back Lane Barter was the workhorse for the Guard offense, carrying 21 times for 94 yards.

Dallas Christian racked up 237 total yards to Brook Hill's 194.

The Chargers averaged 7.2 yards per play to the Guard's 4.2 yards per play.

Petr Svoboda and Jakelyn Morgan had fumble recoveries for the Guard and Axel Isaksson came up with an interception.

Brook Hill will continue conference play on Oct. 18 by visiting Grace Community.

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