Sometimes there can be benefits in a defeat, and Brentwood Coach Patrick Brown found some positives in a 14-0 non-league loss to Mojave High last weekend.
Brown figured it would be a tough game, making the long bus ride to play an opponent with a traditionally strong program. He found the task even more challenging when the day produced swirling winds that he termed “unpredictable.’’
He said the direction of the wind would change rapidly, making passing difficult. “We had a 70-yard punt,” said Brown. “The ball just kept going.’’
Mojave took a 7-0 halftime lead and scored again, but Brown said the game was competitive.
“We played with a lot of courage,” he said. “We had some injuries and rotated quarterbacks to get the plays in. Both quarterbacks, [senior] Daniel Stern and [sophomore] Mason Moss, did well.’’
Brown also praised Austin Marrs for his play at defensive end and linebacker Marlon Henderson.
Brentwood had an 80-yard drive, going from its own 10-yard-line to the Mojave 10. But the drive ended on an interception.On Saturday, Brentwood will be home at 2 p.m., opposing Tri City Christian of Vista.