After Brentwood lost a football game to Paraclete by five touchdowns last season Coach Patrick Brown scheduled another road game against the powerful non-league opponent.
’’We fell on our faces so I told them we’d come again,’’ Brown said.
In the rematch Friday night, October 5, Brentwood lost again, 21-6, but made a far better showing.
The Eagles had a 6-0 halftime lead, and when the game ended the Paraclete coaches told Brown that in their six consecutive victories this was the first time in 2007 they’ve had to leave their regulars in for the entire game.
’’We competed this time,’’ said Brown. ’’Now we have our league games coming up and this was a great tune-up.’’
Because Paraclete is a big, physical team Brentwood featured a passing attack and completed 17 of 34 attempts, using Mason Moss at quarterback and Josh Amster, another quarterback, as a wingback.
’’We were throwing the ball all over the place,’’ said Brown. ’’It’s hard to run against Paraclete so we approached it another way.’’
Brentwood began the game advancing to the Paraclete six-yard line, but the drive ended on a fumble. Later in the quarter Brentwood scored the game’s first points on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Moss to Amster.
However, Brentwood committed four turnovers in the second half.
Brentwood has a 4-1 record and will be home Friday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. against Calvary Chapel. It will be the Eagles’ opening game of their Alpha League schedule.