Wk 4 LYN 2021 Jefferson Forest vs Brookville Game

Wk 4 LYN 2021 Jefferson Forest vs Brookville Game 574 382 SWVA High School Sports

Brookville’s 38 point second quarter proves too much for the Cavaliers

Stinger Stadium, Lynchburg, Va– The Brookville Bees turned a close game early into a runaway. The Swarm found themselves behind to the visiting Jefferson Forest Cavaliers 14-13 a minute and a half into the second quarter, but that’s when the Bee explosiveness kicked in. Brookville Head Coach Jonathan Meeks cited the big plays. “Thought we played really well. Got the running game going early and then started hooking up in the air (passing), threw a few screens in there. Overall, a lot of explosive plays.” Explosive may be an understatement, as the Bees went off for thirty-eight unanswered points before the break. It was Brookville RB/DB 28 Tayshaun Butler (8/145, 2TD, 1/21 rec, 54-yd INT for TD) that blew up first with a 55-yard dart to start the nights scoring five and a half minutes in. During the 38-point, second quarter run, the Senior scored from 52-yards out and then pulled off a ‘pick six’ on defense from fifty plus. Once ‘twenty eight’ gets the ball in his hands, you expect things are going to happen. Jefferson Forest, hung in the game early with a RB 29 Alex Martsteller run from a yard out. And when Cavalier QB 19 Joe Bell hit WR 9 Brody Jackson on fourth and short at the Bee thirty-two, the visitors had life.

Brookville’s student section preps for the game

It was short-lived though this night, as the Bees just had too much speed on offense and defense. Brookville’s defensive front seven is an attacking group that gets to the quarterback in a hurry. Led by DL 50 Micah Pennix (2 TFL), DE 10 Allison Ellis (TFL, Sack) and LB 1 Mike Viar 4 Tkls, 2 TFL, Sack), the swarm of Bees didn’t give JF quarterback Joe Bell much time to work.

Bee Linebacker 1 Mike Viar takes down Forest RB 29 Alex Marsteller

First Quarter – Brookville won the toss and took defense first. After a pooch kickoff, which Brookville executed well all night, JF took over on their own thirty-five. Bee DL 50 Pennix started off the night with two tackles for a loss and Jefferson Forest QB 19 Joe Bell’s third down completion was good but short of the line to gain. So the Cavs were forced to kick it.

Brookville DL 50 Micah Pennix stuffs the run early

RB 28 Tayshaun Butler gets the scoring started from 52-yards out

The Bees wasted little time buzzing the tower as RB 28 Butler took his second carry of the game to the ‘house.’ K 30 Joshua Ayers point after boot made it 7-0 Bees three and a half minutes in.

Robey caught three passes on the night for three TD’s, 41, 3 and 12-yards, respectively. That hook up made it 13-0 after the PAT failed.

WR 4 Ethan Robey takes it in for six points for the Bees

Brookville would follow that up with a touchdown pass from QB 7 Drake McDaniel to WR 4 Ethan Robey from 41-yards out. The McDaniel – Robey combination will most likely keep area defensive coordinators on their insomnia medicine.

Jefferson Forest would answer the early bell in this one though. On their next possession, the young Cavs drove the ball 66-yards to tighten the margin 13-7 with :35 left in the first quarter. QB 19 Bell picked his way down field with short passes hitting WR 13 Floyd Wells twice for 7 and 4 yards to keep the chains moving. When Bell found WR 9 Brody Jackson for fifteen yards to the four, it looked promising for the visitors. RB 29 Alex Marsteller put a bow on it from a yard out on third and goal. The PAT was good, and now the JF crowd was buzzing too.

Jefferson Forest
RB 29 Alex Marsteller takes it in from the one

Cavalier WR 9 Brody Jackson scores on a fourth and short pass play


Second Quarter – A Brookville turnover by RB 2 Silas Rucker at the Bee forty-four gave the ball back to JF with good field position. Forest moved it down to the thirty-two when fourth and short looked to call for a QB sneak or maybe a RB 29 Marsteller blast up the middle, but JF Coach J.T. Crews had other thoughts. The first year head coach turned QB 19 Bell loose on a short pass over the middle to WR 9 Jackson. From there the Senior broke a tackle and took it in. At the 10:27 mark, JF led 14-13 with the extra point.

Bee RB 28 Tayshaun Butler breaks off a big run

That’s where the JF fun stopped. From there Brookville rolled out the speed and it was a horse of a different color. When Brookville got the ball back, it took RB 28 Butler two plays to retake the lead on his 52-yard jaunt. The PAT was no good. Brookville led 19-14. Three JF plays later, it was Butler serving up more Bee points. This time to the tune of a ‘pick six – interception’ from just mid field. Butler is exciting with the ball. He can straight line fly, but he also has a knack for weaving and cutting through traffic, breaking tackles and understanding where and when to slow down or accelerate. Again the PAT was no good. Brookville now led 25-14.

Coach Meeks troops would add four more scores before half-time. Two came as a result of successful onside kick offs. That’s a poison pill that’s hard to recover from. RB 22 Jaylyn Marshall, another speedster, scored from forty-three yards out with 5:26 left. The PAT was no good again, and Brookville’s lead was 31-14. After the Bees recovered an onside kick, it took QB 7 McDaniel only five plays to find WR 4 Robey again, this time from 3-yards out. A 28-yard pass and run by RB 28 Butler set up the score. The PAT was good this time and with 2:40 left in the first half, Brookville’s lead had ballooned to 38-14.
Another successful onside kick, and the bees were ready to sting again. QB 7 McDaniel did it himself on the ground this time from 52-yards out. Just when you think you have everyone covered in space, the quarterback takes off. And McDaniel has good speed as he outran all the Cavs to the the final stripe. A two point try came up short. Brookville was now up a comfortable 44-14.

QB 7 Drake McDaniel finds clear sailing

Adding insult to injury, Forest fumbled the ball on their next series, as QB 19 Joe Bell got separated from the pigskin. Three Bee plays later it was WR 9 Stephen Preston’s turn to get into the scoring column. Preston made good on his catch and run from 38-yards out with only twenty-two ticks left on the clock. K 30 Ayers split the uprights and it was 51-14 Brookville at the break.

Second Half – The second half was more of the same, as Brookville added 17 more points. Bee RB 2 Silas Rucker scored from 60 yards out at the 9:40 mark of the third. That was followed up with a QB 7

The Forest and Brookville sidelines work out strategies on the fly

McDaniel to WR 4 Robey third and final TD connection, this time from 14-yards out. K 30 Ayers hit a 38-yard field goal to round out the scoring and take us to the 68-14 final.

  – Cap’n Crunch

OffenseRushing– Brookville – Butler 8/145, 2 TDs, Rucker 7/98, TD, McDaniel 5/77, TD, Marshall 2/52, TD, Shupe 1/3, Pauley 2/0, Hudson 1/0, Adcock 3/(-5)  Jefferson Forest– Marsteller 11/86, TD, Rodgers 4/9, Bell 10/(-16) Passing– Brookville– McDaniel 9/14, 152, 4TDs, Pauley 2/2, 7  Jefferson Forest– Bell 9/16, 99, TD, 2 INTs  Receiving– Brookville– Robey 3/56, 2TDs, Preston 3/25, TD, Butler 1/21, Pauley, 2/19, Bennett 2/7  Jefferson Forest– Jackson 4/93, TD, Wells 2/11, Elliott 1/3, Rodgers 1/2, Marsteller 1/(-4)  Punting– Brookville– N/A  Jefferson Forest – Marsteller 4/26 yd avg

First Quarter
Brookville: Butler 55-yd TD run; Ayers PAT (8:34)
Brookville: Robey 41-yd pass from McDaniel; PAT no good (4:41)
Jefferson Forest: Marsteller 1-yd TD run; Marsteller PAT (0:35)

Second Quarter
Jefferson Forest: Jackson 32-yd pass from Bell; Marsteller PAT (10:27)
Brookville: Butler 52-yd TD run; 2-pt try no good (8:34)
Brookville: Butler 54-yd INT for a touchdown; 2-pt try no good (9:02)
Brookville: Marshall 43-yd TD run; PAT no good (5:26)
Brookville: Robey 3-yd pass from McDaniel; Ayers PAT (2:40)
Brookville: McDaniel 52-yd TD run; PAT no good (1:56)
Brookville: Preston 38-yd pass from McDaniel; Ayers PAT (0:22)

Third Quarter
Brookville: Rucker 60-yd TD run; Ayers PAT (9:47)
Brookville: Robey 12-yd pass from McDaniel; Ayers PAT (1:38)

Fourth Quarter
Brookville: Ayers 38-yd Field goal (8:17)


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