Parkview Panthers (8-AAAAAA)
Coach: Cecil Flowe
Record: 0-4, 0-2 region
Last week: Lost 27-7 to Archer
Brookwood Broncos (8-AAAAAA)
Coach: Mark Crews
Record: 0-3, 0-1 region
Last week: Had a bye
It’s two teams of similar standing, two teams of long history and certainly the two teams will be competitive. It’s just that neither team has a win.
“Both of us are trying to find our offensive football team,” Parkview head coach Cecil Flowe said.
For Flowe’s Panthers the issues lay mostly with execution; a missed assignment on one play or trying to make more out of another than possible and losing yards. Seemingly it’s one error killing each drive.
“We are trying to have some continuity offensively,” Flowe said. “There are still an array of mistakes being made.”
At Brookwood, the offensive struggles are compounded by a rash of injuries, specifically the ACL tear of projected starting running back Josh Brown. Jesse Brown filled in well in the backfield for the Broncos two weeks ago.
Brookwood had a week off last week to search from a modicum of health while Parkview, even in a loss to Archer, found a little offensive life from junior quarterback Jack Chambers. Chambers rushed for 72 and threw for 106 in the loss.
Neither team has scored more than 20 points in a game this season and they meet winless for just the third time in the rivalry’s history, the last time coming in 1986.
Plenty of success to build off and remember in a rivalry game.
“It’s a prideful community,” Flowe said. “I hope the kids will play for the pride of the community.”
Last meeting: Parkview won 24-14 last year.
Directions to Brookwood High School: From I-85, go east on Pleasant Hill Road and merge onto Ronald Reagan Parkway. Proceed to the Five Forks-Trickum Road exit. Turn right and the next left on Dogwood Road. School is on the right.