BOWIE, Texas — The Bowie Jackrabbits looked to be on a mission tonight, hoping to bounce back from a rough loss in Breckenridge last week. The opposing Brock Eagles however looked fresh as ever, dominating from the second quarter to the final whistle to claim a 71-6 win at Jackrabbit Stadium.
Brock found their way on the scoreboard first courtesy of a seven yard run by Tanner Patino, but had to grind for yardage against a scrappy Jackrabbit defense. The opening quarter ended looking like it could be anyone’s game, as Bowie responded with a 24 yard pass from Matthew Wallace to Rylan Dorman; the two point conversion attempt however was no good.
“They gave us some different looks up front and defensively, it took us a little time to adjust to it,” said Brock head coach Chad Worrell. “We didn’t execute some things, but some of it was because of them. It’s what we expected from a well coached team, Coach [Dylan] Stark does a great job over there.”
“We knew they’d change up the defense on us quite a bit, that’s how they played us in the past,” said Eagle quarterback Tripp Jones. “We made some adjustments, and they made some adjustments too, but it worked out well for us towards the end.”
The touchdown towards the end of the opening quarter would be the only appearance by Bowie on the scoreboard as Brock entered the second recharged and ready to dominate. Dawson Littlepage and Tanner Patino started the quarter with back to back rushing scores from seven and five yards out, respectively.
“I thought I came out strong,” said Patino. “But I didn’t think I finished the game very strong and very quick, but that happens sometimes. Luckily I got [Littlepage] taking the load off when I’m not doing so hot. But it’s all credit to our o-line, can’t do it without those guys.”
Jake Teskey scored a pair of rushing touchdowns to close out the second quarter, and started out the third with a 17 yard score. The Eagles only passing touchdown came in the third quarter, as Jones connected with Baylor Cupp for a 20 yard touchdown. Brock tallied three more touchdowns in the fourth to close out the game, a 16 yard score by Jones, Littlepage’s second of the game, and a 51 yard run by Brett White.
Brock’s run game played a big role in the win, tallying 382 yards compared to Bowie’s 54. Littlepage led the unit with 107 yards and two touchdowns, Patino added a pair of scores as well to go with 52 yards. Teskey recorded three touchdowns on 66 yards rushing. Jones completed seven passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.
For the Jackrabbits, Ty Harris led the run game with 40 yards on 15 carries, and Wallace completed seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Bowie (2-6, 1-2) finds themselves in a dire must-win situation now, with two losses on district. They travel to Paradise next week to keep their hopes alive. Brock (7-1, 3-0) in the meantime places themselves in the driver’s seat for district 4-3A DI supremacy, and returns home for the final time in the regular season to host the Boyd Yellowjackets.
“It’s nice to be able to control your own destiny,” said Worrell. “With Boyd and Breckenridge coming up next, we know they’ll be tough and we got to play our tails off, but if we take care of business, we’ll be able to achieve our goal of a district championship.”
“We’re trying to win a district championship, that’s goal number two,” said Patino. “We clinched the playoffs, now we have to win district, then win state.”
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