Brooke pulls away from Preston for senior night win
WELLSBURG — The Brooke football team closed the season in victorious fashion on Friday night, defeating Preston 26-12 on senior night inside Brooke Memorial Stadium.
After a scoreless first quarter, Brooke (3-7) opened the scoring with 30 seconds to go before halftime with a 6-yard Joshua Shorts to Camden Bates connection, making it 6-0.
The Bruins defense stopped a late Preston drive at the 1 before the half, then, on the the third play of the second half, Max Camilletti took a screen pass from Shorts and went 59-yards, eluding defenders down the sideline for another score to make it 12-0 Bruins.
Preston cut the lead in half with 2:25 left in the third quarter when J.J. Townsend, who finished with 143 yards on 31 carries, capped a nine-play, 70-yard drive with a scoring run.
After a short squib kick was recovered by Brooke, Camilletti rushed for 6, 34 and 11 yards on the ensuing drive, the last of which went for a score to make it 20-6 following a conversion pass by Shorts.
Roger Gabbert capped a long Brooke drive with a 1-yard plunge, set up by long passes to Bates and Joseph Fuscardo.
Preston’s Trevor Thomas threw a late 13-yard touchdown to Jaxson Lewis.
Camilletti finished with 109 yard and two scores, while Shorts threw for 180 and two scores.
Brooke 26, Preston 12
Preston 0-0-6-6 — 12
Brooke 0-7-13-6 — 26
B: Bates 6 pass from Shorts (kick failed)
B: Camilletti 59 pass from shorts (kick failed)
P: Townsend 1 run (kick failed)
B: Camilletti 11 run (Bates pass from Shorts)
B: Gabbert 1 run (run failed)
P: Lewis 13 pass from Thomas (kick failed)
RUSHING: Preston: 43-127-td (Townsend 31-143-td; Gribble 4-13; Rosenberger 2-5; Thomas 6-(-34)). Brooke: 36-189-2td (Camilletti 18-109-td; Gabbert 8-41-td; Shorts 10-39).
PASSING: Preston 12-14-146-td (Thomas 11-13-td; Rosenberger 1-8). Brooke: 9-18-180-2td (all by Shorts).
RECEIVING: Preston (Gribble 3-57; Rosenberger 3-71; Lewis 6-112-td). Brooke (Fuscardo 4-45; Bates 3-68-td; Camilletti 2-67-td )
FIRST DOWNS: Preston 15; Brooke 13.
FUMBLES-LOST: Preston 3-3; Brooke 3-1.
PENALTIES-YARDS: Preston 5-41; Brooke 12-115.