The rain stayed away at Hugh Mills Stadium and allowed both Brooks County and Albany High to get a good look at how their teams would stack up this season. The Trojans hit the ground running and lit up the scoreboard with 24 unanswered first half points. Brooks quarterback Roscoe Parrish seemed to have full control of the offense as the Trojans moved the ball up and down the field.
On the other side, Albany quarterback Emmanuel Byrd struggled to get into a rhythm and found himself scrabbling in the first half after break downs on the offensive line. The second half started with both teams keeping their starters on the field. The Trojans added 7 more to its total on a draw right up the middle from Brandon Golden which made it 31-0 game.
The JV players played out the 4th quarter in what was an impressive showing for Brooks County.
Brooks head coach Maurice Freeman said "We felt like we had to come out here and really try to jump on these guys quick because I know they have some big play kids and if you let them linger around and then you're just trying to fight your way back so we made some big plays early. We're just trying to pride yourself in being a very physical football team."
Albany head coach Felton Williams said "This helps us out tremendously for the competitive nature of the game. Right now it's showing whether we are in shape. We're not in shape right now and Brooks is a physical team so I couldn't ask for a better team to play at this point in the season"
Albany opens the season at Greenville on August 31st. Brooks County will host Clinch County next Friday.
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