County wide gridiron roundup

by Michelle Dillon


The Brook Hill Guard pounded the Trinity Christian Eagles of Willow Park, 50-0, resulting in a 4-1 overall record.

The first score of the night was a 65-yard punt return by Seth Moss. Two passes from Garrett Esposito to Moss, 13 and 60 yards, added to the score. A four-yard run by Petr Svoboda and a 60-yard run by Moss increased the lead. With three successful PATs by Jake Shaffer, the Guard held a 33-0 lead in the first frame.

A four-yard run by Jaylon Caldwell and a 77-yard run by Chizi Efobi, along with extra-point kicks by Shaffer, and Brook Hill was ahead 47-0 by the halftime break.

Some of the junior varsity members saw playing time on the field during the second half of the game. The final three points were scored on a 34-yard field goal by Shaffer.

Lane Barter led in tackles with seven total, including one for a loss. Nico Flores posted five tackles and a forced fumble. Johannes Wolfram added four tackles and Colton Timm recorded three tackles, one for a loss. Shaffer posted two tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

The Brook Hill team is reportedly healthy as they enter the district schedule against Dallas Christian (5-0). The Guard will have the home field advantage as they face the Chargers beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.


The Bullard Panthers dropped their final non-conference game to the Gilmer Buckeyes, 43-7, sinking their overall record to 1-5.

Tristan Shewmake hit receivers 13 times out of 33 attempts for 101 yards and a touchdown. Four passes went to Connor Carson for 30 yards and the touchdown. Nic Hooley received five tosses for 38 yards. Bryson Luscombe caught three aerials for 27 yards.

Shewmake had the most carries at 19, but gained only 18 yards and fumbled once. Lance Wheler led in rushing yardage, gaining 19 yards on just three runs.

Christian Moore punted six times, averaging 26 yards, with the longest sailing 40 yards. Shewmake punted three times for a 42-yard average. His longest punt was 46 yards and he placed the ball inside the 20-yard line on each attempt.

The Panthers begin their District 7-4A slate Friday, Oct. 11, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Wills Point Tigers at Ken Autry Davis Field, Wills Point.


The Troup Tigers fell to the Harmony Eagles, 44-30, in their second district game of the season.

Jordan Elliott completed 10 of 23 pass attempts for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Jaden Lewis received three passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Desmon Deason caught seven aerials for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Elliott amassed the most rushing yards at 69 on 15 attempts. Daniel Leon gained 23 yards on five carries. Lewis ran twice for seven yards and Kaden Mahoney carried the ball five times for six yards.

Charles Boyd posted seven tackles, including one for a loss, eight assists, an interception and a pass defection. Jovany Zavala added seven tackles, three for losses, three assists and a sack. Max Hale posted four tackles, six assists and a fumble recovery. Mahoney recorded eight tackles and four assists and Nate Picket Pin had five tackles and an assist. Deason posted four tackles, including one for a loss, two assists and an interception.

Their overall record now stands at 1-4.

The team hopes to improve their 0-2 district record when they take on the Bulldogs (0-5) at Quitman Friday, Oct. 11.