Spring Hill Rebounds From Heartbreaking Loss With 29-7 Defeat of Bullard Brook Hill
LONGVIEW — The Spring Hill Panthers, coming off last week’s heartbreaking loss to White Oak, redeemed themselves by claiming a homecoming victory over the Bullard Brook Hill Guard, 29-7, on Friday night at Panther Stadium.
Spring Hill (2-2) took its first lead late in the first quarter when Lane Nesbit picked off Brook Hill (2-1) quarterback Will Weathers at his own 31. It set up a Ben Hollas touchdown run, and the Panthers took a 15-7 lead when Jake Ferrill fumbled the snap on the PAT but recovered to convert the two-point conversion.
Trenton Craig racked up 75 yards on six carries for Spring Hill, including a 50-yard touchdown run that put the Panthers up 22-7 with 2:41 remaining in the first half.
Trevor Martin scored from 30 yards out in the second half, accounting for the game's final score.
Spring Hill benefitted from five Brook Hill turnovers, which led to a pair of Panthers touchdowns. In addition to Nesbit's interception, Ferrill had a pair of picks. Spring Hill also recovered two Brook Hill fumbles.
“Brook Hill is very talented and we knew we’d have to have a good game to beat them,” Spring Hill coach Bobby Chadwick said. “This sounds like a cliché, but it really was a team effort. The kids responded to last week’s disappointment and we played well. Going into district next week, it’s going to be really tough this year, but we want to compete. Whatever happens on the scoreboard is OK, we just want to be competitive.”
Weathers completed seven passes for 38 yards in the Guard's defeat. T.J. Dunks ran the ball 12 times for 47 yards and scored the lone touchdown for Brook Hill.