The Brock Eagles’ defense held the Pilot Point Bearcats to six points through the first three quarters in addition to winning the turnover battle, 1-0, however, a pair of 48-yard touchdowns by the latter team in the fourth quarter proved a heavy blow to the blue and gold who fell, 20-14 in the District 4-3A, D-I game.
On paper, Brock put up another strong performance, with the offense churning out 238 yards on the ground. led by junior tailback Cash Jones, who accounted for 177 rushing yards and two scores on 26 carries.
Coupled with the defense’s strong first three quarters, the Eagles had chances to come away with the win, however, several mental miscues proved damaging, Brock Head Coach Chad Worrell said.
“We played hard, but we gave up some big plays,” Worrell said.
“It was a crazy game, because we didn’t play bad. When you grade it out, how the linemen blocked, how the backs ran and quarterback performed and how the defense performed, we really didn’t play bad, but we had breakdowns at the wrong times and spots and [the Bearcats] were able to take advantage, And those were the difference in the football game.”
After a scoreless first quarter, Pilot Point got on the board first with a two-yard TD run to go up, 6-0 (the PAT was blocked) heading into halftime.
The Eagles took their first lead with 8:29 left in the third quarter on a 31-yard TD run by Jones.
Pilot Point outscored Brock, 14-7 in the final frame.
With a district contest with Bowie quickly approaching, Worrell said it is imperative the Eagles clean up the mistakes that have at times hurt the team so far this season.
“We’ve just gotta clean up,” Worrell said.
“We have not played a clean game this year. We’ve had games where we had turnovers and penalties that killed us offensively, and we’ve had games where we had mental mistakes. Friday night we didn’t have any turnovers and didn’t have many penalties, but for the most part it was just a mental execution breakdown that kept us from really being able to win that game by two or three touchdowns.
“We’ve gotta fix those things, we’ve preached it all year and it came back to bite us the other night.