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State football notebook: Broncos still making noise
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Despite starting the season 0-2, the Brookwood Broncos have found their groove lately, becoming unstoppable on offense with Kenny Miles and a stellar defense.

Brookwood’s matchup with Grayson was suppose to be memorable slugfest. But it was nothing close to that.

Miles ran for 168 yards and a touchdown and Brookwood controlled most of the game in a 24-7 win. It was also an emotional game for both squads in memory of Daniel Peek, the quarterback who tranferred from to Brookwood from Grayson, then died from injuries suffered in a car accident in April.

"It wasn’t about us," senior lineman Eric Grube said. "It was about Daniel. He’s always with us. It’s like we had 12 players on the field at all times."

Brookwood’s defense was impenetrable, keying its sixth straight win. Julian Suber scored from the 3 on a fake field goal for a 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter.

Before that, Grayson was in it. The Rams responded to a Terence Davis-to-Joshua Jackson 35-yard touchdown pass with a Tyler Horne score from 7 yards out to even matters at 7 in the first quarter.

But that was Grayson’s one shining moment on offense. Miles scored on a 3-yard run and Zach Simmons had a 24-yard field goal and that was enough for the Broncos’ defense.

"We’ll continue to fight and get better and be ready for the playoffs," Grayson’s outstanding defensive lineman Rammell Lewis said.

Reid’s way

Greg Reid ran for 64 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to help Lowndes easily beat Colquitt County 36-7.

Lowndes amassed 346 yards of total offense in the victory, and its defense held Colquitt to 104 yards. Lowndes can wrap up the region title with a win over either Tift County or Warner Robins the next two weeks.

Quarterback Khary Franklin gave Lowndes the lead back 37 seconds into the second quarter with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Reid. Darriet Perry ran in the two-point conversion, giving the Vikings a 14-7 lead. Reid’s eight-yard touchdown run later in the half made it 21-7. Perry’s 1-yard run with 10:09 left in the game extended the lead to 29-7. Jerry Postell scored on a 7-yard run for the Vikings’ final score.

Valdosta goes to work

Marcus McNair ran for 106 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries to help Valdosta beat Coffee 35-7.

The Wildcats scored three first-half touchdowns, and shut down Coffee’s offense, holding the Trojans to 41 yards on 22 carries.

Coffee’s Johnny Williams returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. But that was the only highlight for the Trojans. Marcus Turner’s 9-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-4 tied the score, 7-7.

On Valdosta’s next possession, David Arnold’s 15-yard touchdown run gave the Wildcats a 14-7 lead.

In the second quarter, Valdosta’s Charles Alford blocked a Coffee punt, and teammate Curtis Weatherspoon recovered in the end zone for the touchdown, extending the Wildcats’ lead to 21-7.

Clinch rolls

Clinch’s Ronnie Hill ran for 212 yards and one touchdown and Vintavious Cooper passed for four scores to lead Clinch County to a 41-7 win over Atkinson County.

Clinch built a 35-0 lead going into halftime, and was able to cruise to an easy victory.

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