Gibson, Brookfield shine on ‘Game of the Week’


Brookfield shows dominance over LaBrae Friday night

BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Conference rivals collided this week in the WKBN Game of the Week as Brookfield took on LaBrae.

The Brookfield Warriors moved quickly down the field on their first possession, however their drive came to a stop when they coughed up the football on the five yard line. The Vikings took over but couldn’t make any progress with the turnover. A short punt setup the Warriors with great field position and they took advantage.

Brookfield senior Haden Gibson scored first blood as he kept it himself and rolled in from three yards out. The kick after was good, putting the Warriors up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Brookfield threatened again in the second quarter, taking the ball down to the goal line, but couldn’t covert as LaBrae’s defense made a major stand to keep the Warriors out of the end zone. That stand paid off.

LaBrae’s Aidan Stephens found Tre’von Drake for a 67-yard strike to get the Vikings on the board. This tied up the game 7-7.

However, this big play woke up Brookfield as they responded with three touchdowns throughout the rest of the second quarter. Brookfield went to the locker room with a commanding 28-7 lead over LaBrae.

The next score didn’t come until the fourth quarter – this time it was done by the legs and moves of Haden Gibson. He broke tackles, split defenders and extended the Brookfield lead 35-7, which would be the final tonight.

Brookfield remains undefeated on the season and LaBrae falls to 1-2.

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