Brook Hill lost its first game of the season 14-7 against Carrollton Prince of Peace on Friday.
The Guard were dealt a blow in the first half when junior quarterback Hood Taylor was forced to leave the game because of an injury.
Brook Hill’s offense, without its starting field general, scored a touchdown in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
The Guard defense was stellar, allowing one offensive score to the opposition, but that fourth-quarter touchdown with a little over 10 minutes to play turned out to be the difference in the game.
Prince of Peace took the lead in the first half on an interception returned for a touchdown.
Freshman Mason Kelley was thrust into the action for Taylor in the first half. Brook Hill trailed 7-0 at halftime, but Kelley got the Guard on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 17-yard touchdown pass to senior Parker Galbraith. Senior Jordan Wyatt converted the PAT to tie the game, 7-7, with 7:34 left in the third quarter.
Prince of Peace’s fourth quarter touchdown was not answered in an eventual 7-point loss.
Brook Hill dropped to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in TAPPS Division II District 2.
Passing (13-24-1 158): Mason Kelley 12-22-1 147 (1 TD), Hood Taylor 1-2-0 11 yards
Rushing (34-92): Brooks Parham 14-53, Jermiah McGowen 16-38, Hood Taylor 1-3,Carson Ezell 1-1, Mason Kelley 1-(minus 1)
Receiving: Alec Kitt 4-57, Parker Galbraith 3-40 (1 TD), Jordon McGowen 3-28, Campbell Fletcher 1-17, Garrett Davis 1-11
Interceptions: Alec Kitt 1
Forced Fumbles: Carson Ezell 1
Sacks: Campbell Fletcher 1
Tackles for Loss: Campbell Fletcher 3, Andrew Brooks 2, Carson Ezell 2, Chidiebere Nechi 2, Brooks Parham 1
Tackles: Chidiebere Nechi 14, Brooks Parham 12, Campbell Fletcher 9, Carson Ezell 6, Joseph Ardi 6, Andrew Brooks 6, Jordon McGowen 7, Alec Kitt 4, Jermiah McGowen 4, Tyler Overbeek 3, Jake Ballenger 3, Parker Galbraith 1