BULLARD – Bullard Brook Hill’s Jared Dickey unleashed a booming hit against a Lake Worth player on the opening kickoff, earning a raucous roar from the home crowd.
The Guard was ready to get the season started.
Travis Pirtle passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brook Hill past Lake Worth, 31-13, in the final game of the Fall Football Classic on Saturday night at Herrington Field.
Pirtle’s damage came mostly in the second half as the Guard pulled away. The performance also included physical defense and special teams play, resulting in a positive start to the season after Brook Hill reached the TAPPS state finals the past two years.
Brook Hill’s Austin Langemeier caught five passes for 121 yards, plus threw for a touchdown on a receiver pass. Garrett Moore added four receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns, while Gunnar Dorsey ran 19 times for 74 yards and a TD.
Brook Hill took a 14-0 lead into the locker room after scoring with less than three minutes left in the first half. The Guard got its second touchdown on a trick play, on which Pirtle threw a lateral to Langemeier and the receiver found Michael Greening wide open downfield for a 66-yard touchdown with 2:47 to go.
Brook Hill’s first touchdown came on its first series, when Dorsey capped a nine-play, 67-yard drive with a 5-yard run with 5:50 left in the opening quarter.
The Guard limited Lake Worth to only 63 total yards in the first half, plus stopped the Bull Frogs short of the marker on four fourth-down conversion attempts.
Bullard Brook Hill 31, Lake Worth 13
At Herrington Field, Bullard
Lake Worth 0 0 0 13 -- 13
Brook Hill 7 7 7 10 -- 31
BH–Gunnar Dorsey 5 run (Clay Wells kick), 5:50
BH–Michael Greening 66 pass from Austin Langemeier (Wells kick), 2:47
BH—Garrett Moore 9 pass from Travis Pirtle (Wells kick), 7:36
LW—Shaman Franklin 20 pass from Drake Pamilton (Danny Nipp kick), 10:55
BH—Moore 20 pass from Pirtle (Wells kick), 9:31
LW—Danny Nipp 35 run (kick failed), 9:11
BH—FG Wells 25, 6:30
First Downs 9 21
Rushes-Yards 25-153 33-92
Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-17-1 15-30-0
Passing Yards 44 330
Punts-Avg. 4-34 3-26.7
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties-Yards 4-30 2-10
RUSHING – Lake Worth, Drake Pamilton, 15-86; Danny Nipp, 9-64; Maverick Chitty, 1-3. Brook Hill, Gunnar Dorsey, 19-74; Ross Lee, 7-32; Dan Mehling, 3-9; Travis Pirtle, 4-(-23).
PASSING – Lake Worth, Pamilton 5-17-1—44. Brook Hill, Pirtle 14-29-0—268; Austin Langemeier 1-1-0--66.
RECEIVING – Lake Worth, John Miller 2-29; Brandon Rodriguez, 1-20; Nipp, 1-(-4); Shaman Franklin, 1-(-1). Brook Hill, Langemeier, 5-121; Garrett Moore, 4-64; Jared Dickey, 3-61; Michael Greening, 1-66; Lee, 1-13; Clay Wells, 1-5.