Parkview beats Brookwood in the Great American Rivalry Series, 37 – 24

Jordan Johnson, Staff Writer

The Parkview Panthers opened their region play on Friday, September 12th against their rivals the Brookwood Broncos. The Panthers donned their blue jerseys for the blue-out and the huge crowd that came to see them avenge their loss from last year. This was the 33rd matchup between Parkview and Brookwood with it being first for Coach Eric Godfree, as Parkview’s head coach and the last for Brookwood’s head coach, Mark Crews.

The offense was led by quarterback and game MVP, Jack Chambers who threw for 233 yards, tossed two passing touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown. The first quarter did not go in favor of the Panthers as they did not score at all, but the second quarter was for the taking as the Panthers were successful in scoring 14 points.

After Halftime, the Panthers came back out with a sense of urgency and determination on the defensive side as they refused to allow the Broncos to score at all in the third quarter.  Defensive efforts made by free safety, David Draper resulted in two interceptions; one of those yielding a touchdown and he also had 8 tackles in the game.  The offense efforts made by Jack Chambers added an additional 5-yard rushing touchdown and kicker, Eric Autry had a pair of 20-yard field goals.

At the end of the game, the Parkview Panthers were awarded the Great American Rivalry trophy and championship hats for their win over the Broncos.  These teams begin this rivalry back in 1982 and Brookwood leads the series with an all-time record of 20-12 in Brookwood’s favor; however the record officially changed to 20 – 13.

Parkview is on the road next week as they play the Rams of Grayson; the game is up for the High 5 Sports game of the week.   To make your vote count for the game of the week go to the following link and vote: