Brookfield stays scorching on 5-game win streak

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Brookfield working again Aiden Jones runs for a achieve towards Ursuline earlier this season. Jones has been a key piece of Brookfield’s success after shifting to the slot.

Brookfield coach Randy Clark knew precisely what he was doing when he put Ursuline on the Warriors’ schedule in Week 1 of the 2022 season.

“The cause we played them was as a outcome of we wanted to be competitive,” Clark said. “We knew we were going to be good this 12 months and I really wanted to see the place we have been at proper on the get-go.”

The Warriors lost that sport 52-14, however after six weeks of the season they’re now 5-1 and have scored 240 total factors, averaging precisely 40 points per recreation whereas only allowing just over 15 points per game, which includes the 52 factors Ursuline put up.

Without that Week 1 loss, the Warriors are solely allowing 8.4 points per recreation and are scoring 45.2 factors per sport.

“After that recreation we made three or four modifications on defense and two or three on offense and since then, those adjustments have been figuring out,” Clark mentioned.

Some of these modifications embody how the Warriors have moved around some of their higher gamers. Coming into the season, Clark had a pair of working backs in Aiden Jones and Christian Davis that both have breakaway velocity and a capability to run defenders over. But, they have been splitting time within the backfield.

So, in order to get each of them on the sector at the same time, Clark moved Jones into the slot and the move has paid off as Jones handles some jet sweeps and issues like that while Davis has showcased his breakaway speed through the tackles.

“It’s figuring out very nicely,” Clark said.

Brookfield’s 6-foot-5 extensive receiver Isaiah Jones has additionally switched from enjoying two ways to simply offense and has in flip recorded some massive games.

In Brookfield’s most recent win, a 53-6 shallacking of Crestview Isaiah caught simply 4 passes for 82 yards and landing. He additionally had two catches for 105 yards and a touchdown in opposition to Liberty on December 9.

“He’s a gamer and he’s enjoying very nicely,” Clark mentioned. “But what do you anticipate from a 6’5 child getting Division I provides.”

As group the Warriors have taken a leap ahead as nicely defensively as they haven’t allowed more than 13 factors since their Week 2 win over Springfield (27-14). After that they’ve allowed a mixed 28 points in four video games with Campbell scoring 13 in Week 5.

“A couple of weeks in the past it type of sunk in and now the psychological part of it is second nature and they are ready to play fast,” Clark mentioned.

During their 5 video games profitable streak, the Warriors topped Springfield, Western Reserve (47-3), Liberty (47-6), Campbell (52-13) and their most up-to-date win over Crestview, however they nonetheless have a long method to go.

Brookfield will travel to Newton Falls tonight earlier than ending the common season with LaBrae, Garfield, and Champion.

The Warriors are also presently ranked 10th within the Division VI, Region 21 laptop rankings but still have plenty of time to maneuver up.

“Week in, week out it’s about us,” Clark mentioned. “We apply to get higher ourselves and of course we break down the other staff, but going into Week 7 and our last three or 4 games, our kids acted very nicely. We just have to remain on them and maintain them up beat and hopefully that continues.”

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