Columbiana & Brookfield meet in pivotal matchup


Brookfield has won 4 straight, outscoring their opponents by an average of 35.5 points

Brookfield Warriors vs. Columbiana Clippers High School Football Game of the Week

Playoff hopes are on the line this Friday

COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – The Clippers and the Warriors step out of conference play to meet in a crucial week 7 matchup. Columbiana needs to win out to have any chance at making the post-season. Brookfield also must find victory to stay in the hunt for one of the top 8 spots in Region 21. That’s the storyline. Win or you’re in trouble.

2019 High School Football Game of the Week
Friday, October 11, 2019 (Tape Delay, Fox)
Brookfield (5-1) at Columbiana (3-3)

Game Notes
-The Warriors rolled to a 56-21 win over Crestview last week. Brookfield was led by QB Haden Gibson (348 passing yards on 12 of 16 passing) and RB Tyler Briggs (162 rushing yards). Gibson threw 3 TDs as Briggs accounted for 5 touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 passing). Gage Emery and Dakota King hauled in passes for 162 and 159 yards respectively.

-Brookfield has won 7 of their last 8 games.

-The Warriors offense has compiled 107 points in the last two weeks.

-After dropping a pair of contests in successive weeks against unbeaten Springfield (34-13) and Southern (26-21) – the Clippers have won two straight.

-Last Friday, Columbiana dominated United – 41-8 – as they evened their record at 3-3. Jakob Cross threw for 4 TDs and ran for another in the Clippers win.

-The Clippers have won 6 of their last 7 home games dating back to September 28, 2018.

Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: Brookfield, 41.8; Columbiana, 25.2
Scoring Defense: Columbiana, 19.5; Brookfield, 19.8

Playoff History
-Brookfield is seeking their first post-season trip since 2015. In 1978, the Warriors – coached by John Delserone – won the Class AA State title over Badin (28-0)

-Columbiana is trying to make their 3rd appearance in the past 5 years (2015, 2017). The Clippers advanced to week 11 seven times in nine years (2003-11).

Upcoming Schedule
Oct. 18 – LaBrae (2-4)
Oct. 25 – at Campbell Memorial (3-3)
Nov. 1 – Champion (5-1)

Oct. 18 – Wellsville (5-1)
Oct. 25 – at Lisbon (1-5)
Nov. 1 – at East Palestine (0-6)

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