Editor’s note: The game story from Brunswick High School’s scrimmage Friday against Liberty County was omitted from the Saturday print edition of The Brunswick News in error. We regret the omission and apologize for the mistake.
The Brunswick High School football team was effective on offense and defense Friday night in Hinesville in a 42-0 win in the Pirates’ preseason scrimmage against Liberty County.
Brunswick had a pair of scoring plays called back by penalties in the first half, but the Pirates’ defense held Liberty County in check.
After a false start negated a touchdown pass, Jagaryon Marcus scored the Pirates first touchdown by recovering a fumble forced by George Mincey. Brunswick was off to a stingy start on defense with three first-half turnovers, including interceptions from seniors Sean Ward and Aubrey Williams.
Another bad break on offense occurred later in the half when penalty negated a second potential offensive touchdown in the second quarter. On that drive, the Pirates converted a field goal from Dalton Thrift. The Pirates entered the half up 10-0. In the second half, Brunswick made up for its lost points.
Without crucial penalties, the Pirates’ offense rolled. Quarterback Jamarius Stevens scored in the third quarter on a sweep, recording the Pirates’ first offensive touchdown. He later threw a touchdown pass to Shaq Robinson to extend the Pirates’ lead.
Temhaj Wright scored Brunswick’s third offensive touchdown and Jaylen Trimmings scored in the final quarter to cap off the offensive display at Liberty County.
Officials with Brunswick High School said Stevens was 18-for-26 passing for 229 yards and one interception.
Multiple players stood out in the shutout effort for the Pirates. Marcus had 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss and three quarterback pressures in the game. Ten different players on the Pirates’ defense recored tackles for loss, led by Ward with eight tackles, one interception and two tackles for loss.
Sophomore defensive lineman Justin Akra recorded two sacks and two tackles for loss. Linebackers Kam Futch and Tevin Small also recored multiple tackles for loss and pressured the quarterback throughout the first three quarters of varsity action. In his first varsity start, Stacy Young recored two tackles for loss.
Varsity players were substituted in the fourth quarter, and the junior varsity team continued the shutout effort.
The Pirates have a scheduled bye week on Aug. 18, and will open the regulars season and Coffee on Aug. 25.