Brook Hill used an offensive barrage to stop Katy Faith West 70-19 Saturday afternoon at Abe Martin Stadium on the campus of Lufkin High School in a TAPPS Division III state quarterfinal affair.
Brook Hill (10-2) advances to play district rival T. K. Gorman (7-5) at 2 p.m. Friday at TMF Rose Stadium in Tyler. The winner of that contest will move on to play either Austin Regents or Dallas Lutheran in the state championship game next weekend.
The Guard socked T. K. Gorman in regular-season play, winning 39-7 in Tyler on Oct. 15.
Brook Hill-senior quarterback Tyler Baker recorded, yet another, outstanding game.
Baker scored on a 66-yard run on the Guard’s second play from scrimmage to enable Brook Hill to draw first blood.
By the time the opening stanza had ended Baker had added a touchdown run of 11 yards and had hooked up with A. J. Minter on a scoring reception covering 64 yards.
Baker’s fireworks continued in the second frame as he returned a Katy Faith West kickoff 90 yards for six points at the 9:47 mark of period.
Thirty-seven seconds later he found J. B. Moss on a 45-yard scoring hook up.
Baker wasn’t finished however, as he dialed up Travis Pirtle for a 19-yard touchdown reception that came with 71 ticks reaming in the opening half as Brook Hill enjoyed a 56-6 lead at intermission.
Baker, who only played on the offensive side in the first half, carried five times for 119 yards while going 6-of-6 through the airways for 148 yards.
Gunner Dorsey had rushing touchdowns covering 65 and 57 yards, respectively.
Pirtle hurled a 64-yard scoring strike to Moss late in the third quarter to account for Brook Hill’s final score.
Defensively, Brook Hill held the Eagles to just 25 yards on the ground on 20 carries.
Brook Hill, winners of their last eight games in-a-row, amassed 566 yards of total offense in the game.