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Brashear is Bullied by St. Vincent Pallotti @SVPHSAthletics @Brashear_Fball

Written by: on Sunday, August 29th, 2021

 

It took 58 minutes, but the game resumed.

In the first of three West versus Rest football contests played Saturday at the Wolvarena’s George A. Novak Field, the Brashear Bulls were upended by a solid St. Vincent Pallotti Panther squad from Laurel, Maryland to the tune of 33-6.  (Laurel is about 20 miles northeast of Washington D.C. and the trip for them to play this game was about three and a half hours.)

It started out positive for the Bulls as they forced the Panthers to punt on the first possession.  The Pallotti punter couldn’t get the punt off in time, so he decided to run and found himself swarmed under at the 22-yard line.

It only took two plays for Brashear to score.  The first was a 21-yard pass from Branndon Pazzelle to Jermaine Williams, then Shawn Solomon bolted in from the one.  That gave Brashear a 6-0 and things were looking pretty good for them.  But, before they could kick the PAT, the game was halted because of lightning and shortly after the rains came to put a damper on emotion of having scored first.

When the game resumed an hour and twenty-five minutes later, the rain continued to pour on Brashear, but it was in the form of Pallotti Panthers.  They not only stuffed Brashear’s offense the rest of the game, but the Panther offense scored on five of the team’s last seven drives, with the other two drives ending in Brashear territory.

After that 22-yard scoring drive to open the scoring, Brashear’s offense penetrated Pallotti territory one more time the entire game and managed only 39 more yards.  In fact, the Panther defense, thanks to four sacks, limited the Bulls to a minus 24 yards rushing for the game.

On Pallotti’s first possession after the rain, they went on a sustained 12-play drive of 66 yards that used up over seven and a half minutes.  After running the ball for eleven straight plays behind an offensive line that averages 303 pounds, the Panther quarterback, Kenneth Prince found an open Ignatious Williams for the 22-yard touchdown.  Michael Alford’s PAT was good and the team from Laurel, Maryland took a lead they would never relinquish.

The Panthers scored twice in the second quarter to forge ahead 20-6 at halftime.  Prince scurried in from the five early in the second and then he hit Kofi Irving, who had gotten behind the defense, for a forty-seven-yard score with five seconds left on the clock before the half.

Pallotti found the end zone a pair of times in the fourth quarter, setting the final at 33-6.  Prince ran in from two yards out and that was followed by the second team quarterback, freshman Ahmir Lowery, throwing a TD pass of eight yards to Nathan Stewart.

The Panthers had 222 yards rushing led by Claton Bulluck-Thomas Junior’s 94 yards.  Prince was 3 for 8 passing for 95 yards.  Williams had two of those catches for 48 yards.  The St. Vincent Pallotti Panthers had the ball for almost 33 minutes of the 48 minute game.  They ran 62 offensive plays to Brashear’s 33.  The BUlls’ quarterback, Branndon Pazzelle completed 7 of 17 passes for 85 yards.  Daquan Griffin hauled in 5 of those tosses for 68 yards.

The Bulls will travel to Erie on Friday to take on the Erie McDowell Trojans who are 1-0.  The Panthers will play Georgetown Prep on Friday.

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