Brewer Scores 19 Unanswered Points to Defeat Arab
Brewer extended their winning streak over rival Arab to three with their 29-21 come-from-behind victory of Friday night at Tucker Stadium.
Brewer scored on their opening drive of the game when Patrick Johnson completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Devin Weathers to make the score 7-0.
It didn’t take Arab long to answer the Patriots score with a score of their own. The Knights quickly drove downfield with a couple of passes by Charles Reynolds and the rushing attack of Reynolds and Matthew Turnage. Turnage scored on a two-yard run to tie the score at 7-7.
The Patriots moved the ball again on their third drive of the game as they used a strong rushing attack and timely passes. The Knights defense stiffened on their side of the field and forced Brewer to attempt a 27-yard field. Thomas Gipner converted the kick and gave the Patriots a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter.
Once again, Arab quickly answered with a score of their own when Turnage scored his second touchdown of the game, a 27-yard run. The score gave the Knights a 14-10 lead with over eight minutes left in the second quarter.
Arab added to their lead early in the third quarter when Reynolds hit William Hudson with an 11-yard touchdown pass. Hudson fought off two Patriot defenders to grab the pass. The score gave the Knights their largest lead of the night at 21-10.
Brewer’s offense took control of the game after the Arab score and drove downfield with a 10-play scoring drive. The Patriots ran the ball seven times while passing the ball three times. Jonathan Morgan scored from two yards out to cut the lead to 21-16. Following the two-point conversion, Brewer trailed 21-18. The highlight of the drive was a 27-yard Johnson completion to Kris Bramlett that put the Patriots on the two-yard line.
Brewer would tie the game at 21-21 with 6:44 left when Gipner connected from 37 yards out. The field goal was his second of the game.
The Patriots would get a chance to take the lead as they got the ball back after their defense stopped Arab and forced them to punt.
Brewer started their next drive at their 31-yard line. Following two passes and a penalty that left the Patriots with a third and four at the 37-yard line, they called a timeout with under two minutes to go. On the next play, Johnson hit Weathers with a 63-yard touchdown pass up the middle of the field. Following the two-point conversion, Brewer had completed the comeback to take the lead, 29-21.
Arab’s comeback attempt ended with a fumble at the Brewer 27-yard line that was recovered by Levi Rice.
Johnson finished the game 12 of 19 passing for 202 yards and an interception. Morgan rushed for 112 yards on 17 carries.
Three Stars of the Night
- Patrick Johnson: 12 of 19 for 202 with two touchdowns and an interception
- Jonathan Morgan: 17 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown
- Devin Weathers: two touchdown receptions with a long of 63 yards
Brewer (2-0, 1-0) travels to Madison Academy for their second Region 8 match-up. The Mustangs are coming off a 42-20 region win over East Limestone.