Athens stops Brewer 50-6
Carl Holden, Enquirer Correspondent
The game started with the Brewer team in prayer with Coach Coleman. Spirits of Brewer were mild and everyone was ready for a tough game.
Athens had an unforgiving defense, and the biggest play all day that Brewer could muster was a 16-yard pass from Lucas Wilson to Chris Humphries. When Brewer was on defense, they had a hard time keeping up with Athens' various runs and passes. Most of these plays were led by quarterback Rob Ezell, who had a hand in all but two touchdowns of the game. At halftime the scoreboard showed Brewer at 0 and Athens at 36.
Athens scored again in the third quarter when Jacquez Pride had a 65-yard run and the ball returned to Brewer. The Patriots slowly marched forward to the 2-yard line and Brewer scored with a Lucas Wilson pass to Eric Hughes – it was the only touchdown that Brewer would score.
Athens pressed forward with another touchdown in the fourth quarter, a 58-yard run by Justin Brown.
Brewer's main highlight in the fourth quarter was Travis Campbell's 13 yard run.
In the Brewer locker room, the head coach was unavailable. Senior defensive end Ben Estes said, "I think Coach prepared us well…He did his part and made sure we were ready to play."
When asked about Brewer's defense he said, "They (Athens) are very talented at wide receiver and that's just hard to cope with. And then, so we would try to stop the pass. And when we tried to stop the pass, they would run it on us. … We never could get on the same page."