Brandywine nearly pulls off upset of Coloma

Published 5:07 am Saturday, October 16, 2004

Niles Daily Star
Late in the third quarter, Brandywine had the opportunity to put itself in position to beat one of the best team's in the Lakeland Conference.
Down 21-6, the Bobcats had the ball first and goal from the 5-yard line Friday against Coloma. At that point, head coach Terry Borr thought his team had a shot at beating the Comets, who have just one loss on the season.
Brandywine couldn't punch it in, however, turning the ball over on downs. The Comets then went on a 99-yard drive to steal the momentum from the Bobcats.
Coloma went on to score 20 fourth quarter points in a 41-6 victory that wasn't as lopsided as the score appeared.
The Bobcats, one week off a 63-0 loss to Berrien Springs, were only down 14-6 at halftime. Although they lost, Borr said his team played an amazing game on Parents' Night, Brandywine's final home game.
Borr said the failed scoring drive in the third quarter was definitely the turning point of the game. From there, Brandywine's defense had trouble stopping the Comets like it had throughout the first half.
Borr said Brandywine suffered from injuries throughout the game. The Bobcats started the game missing two starting offensive linemen. On the first play of the game, they lost a third to injury, hurting their scoring chances.
For the Bobcats, Kyle Jones and Matt Duckett ran the ball well, Borr said. Justin Price provided good coverage at his defensive back position, he added.
Brandywine falls to 2-5 on the season with the loss.