SNELLVILLE - Brookwood senior running back Julian Suber electrified the home team on the very first play of the game, and the Bronco fans had plenty more to cheer about Friday night in a 51-6 victory over Berkmar in Region 8-AAAAA play.
Suber scampered off right tackle and dashed for 70 yards on the team's first possession, and the Broncos completely dominated the rest of the game, scoring touchdowns in the air and on the ground, even throwing in a safety for good measure. Brookwood kicker Travis Falcon was picture perfect with seven extra points.
"That's the game we were looking for, although we did fumble too many times," said Brookwood head coach Mark Crews after the game. "Our team matured a bit tonight."
Brookwood's defense had very little problem with Berkmar's no-huddle offense.
"We practiced against the no-huddle offense, and the defensive coaches did a good job getting the team ready," Crews said. "We're starting to see the young guys turn the corner."
The Broncos evened their overall record to 2-2, while the Patriots are without a victory at 0-5.
Cameron Lynch tackled Berkmar's Quavious Marshall in the end zone for a first-quarter safety, before the Broncos scored three more unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter. Allen McCray scampered for a 1-yard run on the second play of the quarter. McCray scored again later on a 39-yard pass from Ben McLane, who also hit Andre Sims in the end zone for a spectacular 64-yarder.
Marvis Lane contributed a 10-yard TD run in the third quarter for the Broncos, and Rey Rey Dyer took it in from four yards out with only 1:23 left.
Finally, it was Berkmar's turn in the fourth quarter when Marquis McNeil took it over from 3 yards for the Pats' only score of the game. The Broncos' Nick Tompkins finished off the scoring with a nifty 42-yard run with 8:14 left in the game.