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Hartselle Enquirer

Brewer blows out Priceville in the second half

Cody McKee
Special to the Enquirer

Brendon Deberry scores four touchdowns in a 55-28 win over rival Priceville to secure Brewer’s best season in recent history.

After a defenseless first half, the Patriots’ defense was able to shut the door on the Bulldogs and secure a 55-28 victory and a 4-6 season for Dan Styles and company.

The Patriots Drew Styles put the first six on the board as he capitalized on some edge blocking that paved the way for a 13-yard run and the lead early in the first quarter.

Quickly,  Bulldogs backup quarterback Ben Patterson answered twice, once from 10 yards and another after a quick turnover. The Bulldogs gained the edge 14-7 to close out the quarter.

Deberry scored his first of four touchdowns on a eight-yard scamper that was set up by a well-executed fake punt that went for 23 yards, cutting the lead to 14-12.

Patterson did not let the quick answer faze him. He turned a questionable call turned into his third touchdown of the night came, this time from 41 yards out to increase the margin to nine.

No. 3 from Brewer executed a 65-yard, three-minute drive that set the tone on the night, as Deberry rushed for three of his 121 yards and another touchdown closing the gap to two as a two-point try was successful.

On the next play from scrimmage, Priceville’s Patterson throttled down the sideline 79 yards for the score.

However,the tone was set for the rest of the game two plays later. Brewer tied the ballgame on two-yard run by Nathan Stewart.

Deberry, Styles and Stewart put the rest of the points on the board on on the ground and one special teams touchdown after a blocked punt by Kolton Bramlett. The Patriots led the ground attack with 281 rushing along with 105 in the air.

“I was proud of our second half of defense,” Styles said of his defense. “We had a lot of freshman in there and after we got them lined up they really settled in and played well.”

A week of tragedy set the emotions off for the night which Styles claimed that “it was nice to play for somebody.”

The Patriots embarked their mark for the future with an almost .500 record which will the raise the bar for Styles in his third season. The head coach believes that they’ll only get better with the work they’ll put in working in the weight room starting Monday .