Saturday, October 14, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - A powerful running game and excellent special teams guided Brookwood to a 58-3 rout over Meadowcreek on Friday night.
Brookwood's special teams scored two touchdowns and a safety while also placing the Broncos' offense in excellent position the entire game. Demetre Ledlum led Brookwood with 116 rushing yards on 19 carries while scoring the game's first three touchdowns as the Broncos improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in Region 8-AAAAA play.
Meadowcreek (0-6, 0-3) scored on a 25-yard field goal by Mirzet Mehic on its first possession after driving 55 yards in seven plays. Quarterback Jamelle Clarke passed for 58 yards on the drive and finished with 85 yards passing on nine completions.
Brookwood quickly answered the Mustangs' score with a 15-yard touchdown run by Ledlum. Ledlum scored twice more on a 4-yard run late in the first quarter and on a 5-yard dash with 9:34 remaining until halftime. Ledlum, the leading rusher in Region 8-AAAAA, has 647 rushing yards this season.
Midway through the second quarter, Meadowcreek mishandled a snap in punt formation and the ball eventually rolled out of the end zone for a Brookwood safety and a 23-3 lead. Later in the quarter, the Mustangs had a punt blocked while Brookwood's Troy Snitker recovered it for a Bronco touchdown.
Brookwood quarterback Daniel Peek rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter on fourth-and-goal from the Meadowcreek 4-yard line to give the Broncos a 37-3 lead. Peek finished with 21 yards rushing and 25 yards passing. In the same quarter, Brookwood's special teams scored again when Terrence Davis recovered a bad snap on a Meadowcreek punt and raced 23 yards for a score.
Brookwood head coach Mark Crews was especially proud of his special teams unit.
"We've worked really hard on special teams," said Crews. "It needs to contribute just like the offense and defense and has played well in the last three games."
With the victory, Brookwood has outscored its three conference opponents 142-13.