Brantley lose during AHSAA 1A semifinals

Published 10:19 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

The Brantley Bulldogs lost to the Sweet Water Bulldogs 18-21 during the semifinal matchup of the AHSAA Class 1A playoffs.

Sweet was the first to score following a five-yard run in the first quarter.

After getting possession of the ball, Brantley made it a one-point game after a 12-yard run by Tucker Kilcrease.

Sweet Water extended their lead before the end of the first quarter following a six-yard touchdown pass.

A one-yard run by Kedrick Brown in the second quarter made it a two-point game.

After the touchdown, Brantley attempted a two-point conversion to make it a tied game at halftime, but they were unsuccessful.

In the third quarter, Morell Edwards caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Jayden Parks. Brantley’s second two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful

By the fourth quarter Sweet Water was trailing Brantley 14-18. However, Sweet Water managed to steal the lead and the win after a three yard run.

Brantley ended the game with 208 total yards with 99 rushing and 109 passing.

Jayden Parks ended the game with 51 passing yards. Kedrick Brown had 67 rushing yards and one touchdown. Morell Edwards Jr ended with 40 receiving yards.

The Brantley Bulldogs end their season with a 12-1 record.

Bulldogs head coach Roland Jones says he is proud of the team’s performance this season.

“I thought we had a great year the kids fought to the very end,” Jones said. “ We played very hard and left everything on the field. That is all you can ask is to have no regrets. After losing so many seniors last year I was very pleased by the work ethos of this group to get back to the semi-finals.”