BRANDON — Taking advantage of several Blake fumbles, Brandon rallied from a 14-point deficit and then held on for the victory.
After trailing 14-0, Brandon connected on a pair of field goals to cut the deficit to 14-6 at the half.
The Eagles tied the game on a 2-yard quarterback keeper by Isaiah Alexander. The subsequent 2-point conversion run by Sheldon Green made it 14-14.
After another Blake fumble, Brandon took the lead for good on an Alexander 33-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Sass to make it 21-14.
Blake cut the deficit to 21-20 with less than 3 minutes remaining on a 1-yard touchdown run by Julian Jackson. However, the Yellow Jackets were unable to convert the extra point.
“In our program, we talk about being resilient in facing adversity in life every day,’’ Brandon coach Dean Eychner said. “The fact that we could control our emotions and our attitude and effort says a lot to me. Being able to do that for four quarters gave us an opportunity to win. We still have a lot to learn, but hopefully, after tonight, we believe in ourselves a little more and can build on this.”
Blake 7 7 0 6 — 20
Brandon 0 6 15 0 — 21
BL—Rodgers 22 pass from Oxendine (Piselli kick)
BL—Bennett 6 run (Piselli kick)
BR—FG Beacom 41
BR—FG Beacom 37
BR—Alexander 2 run (Green run)
BR—Sass 33 pass from Alexander (Beacom kick)
BL—Jackson 1 run (kick failed)