SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood has a script for winning football: run the ball, play stout defense and capitalize on its opponent's mistakes. The Broncos delivered on every line of the script Friday night, defeating Shiloh 31-0 at Shiloh Community Stadium.
Running back Nick Tompkins provided most the running attack, gaining 194 yards on 18 carries, including two touchdown runs of 51 and 10 yards. Jamaal Cole added another 58 yards on six carries.
"It was a good win for us," said Brookwood head coach Mark Crews. "They have a good, quick defense, but our offensive line helped us move the ball well and we didn't have to throw it too much. We have a big game next week against Parkview and we'll have a chance to play for the region championship if we continue to play like we did tonight."
Shiloh (1-7, 1-5) played well on both sides of the ball in the first half. The Generals opened the game in poor field position at their own 7, but made three first downs before punting. Shiloh dug in on defense on Brookwood's first possession, stopping the visitors at the Generals' 15 and forcing a 32 yard field goal by Brandon Morrow.
Brookwood (5-2, 4-1) drove 80 yards to take a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter on Tompkins' 51-yard gallop. But it were aided by a pass interference call against Shiloh on a third-and-11 that kept the drive alive.
After the two teams traded punts, Shiloh was positioned to go into halftime trailing by only 10 points. But with the ball at its own 8 with 3:21 in the half, the Generals threw two incomplete passes and were sacked for a four-yard loss, and a punt gave Brookwood the ball at the Shiloh 33 with 2:10 to play.
Cole snapped off a 22-yard run and three plays later, quarterback Zach Moon hit B.J. Sammon with a 9-yard TD pass to give Brookwood a 17-0 halftime lead.
Shiloh had its best chance to score midway through the third quarter, moving to the Broncos' 18 when a pass was intercepted on fourth-and-6. After both teams were forced to punt on their next possessions, Brookwood took over at its 27 and moved 73 yards for a TD.
The key play on the drive was 51-yard screen pass from Moon to Cole to the Shiloh 1, and Moon dove over on the next play to make it 24-0.
Moon completed 5 of 12 passes for 103 yards and 1 TD. Shiloh quarterback Ari Werts, making his first start, finished with 4 of 12 for 38 yards and two interceptions.