Brookwood travels to Florida to play Lafayette – Times-Enterprise
THOMASVILLE — Brookwood football is beginning 2017 much like last year, with a 2-0 mark to begin the regular season.
This week, the Warriors will play an interstate matchup, as they will travel to Mayo, Fla., to play Lafayette Friday night. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Thomasville, but Warrior Field is not currently ready for game action.
Brookwood won with its offense against Mississippi’s Marshall Academy in Week 1, but defense was the story in a 21-12 win over Terrell last week. The Warriors were down 6-2 at halftime after benefiting from one of two safeties in the game. The defense’s early performance set the stage for a comeback.
“Defensively we’re starting to develop some consistency,” Brookwood coach Shane Boggs said. “They made two drives on us, we made some adjustments and had a huge third quarter defensively holding them to minus-12 yards.”
The Warriors are running more of a power offense this year, and so far, running back Vincent Yokley has been a big part of it. He has rushed for over 100 yards in both of his team’s games this season.
“I think we’re starting to develop a little of an identity on offense,” Boggs said. “The O-line has graded really well. That’s been something we’ve worked on and had our sights set on.”
Still, the Warriors see some places where they can improve, especially in the passing game.
“When you’re a power team, you’re going to be power, power, power, play-action,” Boggs said. “Those play-action passes are big play opportunities and we’ve got to hit on more of those.”
Lafayette is coming off a 25-14 preseason loss to Dixie County (Fla.). Offensively, they are led by quarterback Jaxson Beach, who completed 8 of