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Bryant looked fast, physical and explosive. They also looked undisciplined. The Stampede committed 18 penalties for 150 yards and had 28 points called back. Still, they beat Brookwood 70-12.

It’s crazy to think, the more undisciplined team of the two still won by 58 points.

Yes, that is correct.

Bryant head coach Eldrick Hill expressed that the team has to go back to the basics during practice, making sure their hands are to the inside.

“We were pretty dominate tonight and when you are you get a few extra penalties,” Hill said.

In the second quarter after a Ty’Javian Edwards quarterback keeper was called back, sophomore running back Jordan Evans ran 20-yards to make it 35-6. For every penalty they committed, they made it up by scoring a touchdown.

Brookwood despite having a solid opening two drives making it 7-6, closed out the first half with two incompletions and a sack.

Starting the second half, the Stampede had three penalties the first four plays. However, an Edwards pass to senior wide receiver Lance Wesley for a 47-yard touchdown put them right back where they needed to be.

The Stampede scored 21 points in the third quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter, not allowing the Panthers offense to cross the 50-yard line more than twice the final two quarters.

Bryant had several big plays of 60, 20, 47, 35, 51 and 66 yards. Xavier Morrow, a 6’3 233Ibs senior linebacker recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown. The Stampede was the better team, and the more exciting team, however as they move deeper into the season, they need to fix the undisciplined play.

Brookwood found the endzone in the fourth quarter with junior running back Ty Gardner scoring from three yards out.

Edwards finished 6-of-9 passing for 158 passing yards and one touchdown, while Brookwood senior quarterback Ethan Armstrong finished 20-of-32 passing for 177 yards and one touchdown.

Bryant will travel to Northridge next week, while Brookwood will travel to Hueytown. Both games are slated for next Friday at 7 p.m.

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