Will Weathers Goes for Four Touchdowns in Bullard Brook Hill’s 34-0 Rout of Frankston [VIDEO]
BULLARD -- There were a lot of new faces on the field Thursday night for the Bullard Brook Hill Guard, but senior quarterback Will Weathers wasn't one of them.
Weathers scored four touchdowns and rolled up 336 yards of offense in the Guard's 34-0 victory over Frankston at Herrington Stadium in the opener of the Fall Football Classic, Brook Hill's first game since winning the TAPPS Division II state title last December.
"Will is a big, strong kid and he's definitely a leader for us," Brook Hill coach Terry Pirtle said. "We leaned on his experience of being in the playoffs. He was a key cog last year and he's one of the returners. Our game plan was heavy set with him this week because of his experience."
Weathers passed for 168 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 168 and another two scores.
The Brook Hill (1-0) defense took care of the rest, limiting Frankston (0-1) to just 124 yards on the night.
"Our defensive kids are scrappy," Pirtle said. "They're young; we've got a bunch of 15-year olds running around out there, but they will hit you. They love to play defense. Those kids expect to do well every week."
Weathers' first touchdown -- a 2-yard run -- was set up by his key 52-yard run to the Indians' 9-yard line on fourth-and-2.
Two possessions later, Weathers hooked up with Michael Greening for a 10-yard touchdown pass on third-and-8. Hayden Frazier's PAT was no good, but Brook Hill held a 13-0 lead with 10:04 remaining in the second quarter.
The game's only turnover occurred on the ensuing possession when Brook Hill's Mason Dickey sacked Frankston quarterback Tye Griffin and jarred the ball loose. Blake Maddox recovered the fumble for Brook Hill, and on the next play, Weathers hit a wide-open Seth Brasher down the left side for a 25-yard touchdown that gave the Guard a 20-0 lead.
"(Brook Hill's) very good up front," Frankston's first-year coach Matt Nally said. "They're very well-coached and we had a difficult time blocking them up front."
Following a scoreless third quarter, Weathers put Brook Hill in front 27-0 on a 6-yard run just seconds into the fourth.
The game's final score was bizarre to say the least. Brook Hill's Jacob Dumesnil dropped back to punt, but the kick was blocked by the Frankston rush. Dumesnil, however, alertly picked up the loose ball and raced 48 yards for a touchdown.
"Brook Hill's a great team, but that has no bearing on our season," Nally said. "We can't get too high and we can't get too low. We've just got to keep working hard and going in the direction we feel like is positive."
Frankston travels to Elkhart next week to take on former coach Sam Wells at the Elks. Brook Hill is off next week, but returns to the field Sept. 14 at home against Garrison.
Bullard Brook Hill 34, Frankston 0
At Herrington Stadium, Bullard
Frankston 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Brook Hill 7 13 0 14 -- 34
BH--Will Weathers 2 run (Hayden Frazier kick), 9:13.
BH--Michael Greening 10 pass from Weathers (kick failed), 10:04.
BH--Seth Brasher 25 pass from Weathers (Frazier kick), 8:32.
BH--Weathers 6 run (Frazier kick), 11:24.
BH--Jacob Dumesnil 48 run (Frazier kick), 2:48.
First Downs 7 17
Rushes-Yards 30-71 36-287
Passing Yards 53 168
Comp.-Att.-Int. 7-22-0 13-27-0
Punts-Avg. 8-31.0 2-35.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 6-1
Penalties-Yards 5-30 8-55
RUSHING--Frankston, Caleb Williams 17-44, Tye Griffin 4-14, Ozzie Buckner 7-11, Cory Winks 1-2, Daniel Gresham 1-0. Brook Hill, Will Weathers 17-168, Jacob Dumesnil 3-62, Grant Hanks 2-22, T.J. Dunks 6-19, Ty Brown 4-9, D'Lous West 4-7.
PASSING--Frankston, Buckner 5-16-0--32, Griffin 2-5-0--21, Gage Hart 0-1-0--0. Brook Hill, Weathers 13-24-0--168, Hanks 0-3-0--0.
RECEIVING--Frankston, Winks 4-32, Kendrick Rogers 1-15, Buckner 1-6, Corey Warren 1-0. Brook Hill, Michael Greening 5-67, Chase McDermott 5-55, Hanks 2-21, Seth Brasher 1-25.