Brookstone grabs a No. 2 seed in playoffs with win over Greenville
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Brookstone ended its regular season at home Friday on senior night by defeating Greenville 20-8 at Rex Knight Stadium.
With the win, Brookstone (8-2, 8-2 Region 4-A) secured the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and will host a first-round playoff
game next Friday against an opponent from Region 3.
Brookstone’s offense produced 301 yards rushing and the Cougars’ defense held Greenville to 208 yards of total offense.
Brookstone’s rushing attack was led by senior running back E.J. Schwan, who scored two touchdowns from 1 and 5 yards, and rushed for 148 yards on 16 carries.
“The offensive line did a wonderful job,” Schwan said. “I love it. We really wanted to come out on senior night and give it all we had.”
Brookstone’s Madison McCluskey rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries and had a 27-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that put the Cougars up 20-8 with 10:16 to play.
Greenville threatened to score later in the fourth quarter by
driving deep into Brookstone territory. But on 4th and 10 from the 13, a pass from Patriot quarterback Jamil McKee fell incomplete.
Brookstone’s offense took over with less than three minutes to play and successfully ran out the clock.
“One heck of a year so far, but we’re not done yet,” said Brookstone coach Blair Harrison. “It’s great that these group of guys get to host a playoff game. I can’t say enough about the effort from these guys.”
Brookstone’s defense was stout all night. Two of Greenville’s drives were stopped by interceptions from Cougars’ Madison McCluskey and Drew McCluskey. Brookstone’s Jordan Farber, Drew McCluskey and E.J. Schwan each had a quarterback sack.
Greenville finished the regular season 7-3 (7-3 in Region 4-A) and fell to a No. 3 seed in the playoffs.
Friday at Rex Knight Field