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Bruins’ commit eight turnovers, fall to Point Pleasant, 51-13

POINT PLEASANT – Brooke’s long trip to Point Pleasant resulted in a 51-13 loss Friday night.

The result puts both teams at 1-1 on the season.

The Bruins were led by Barelyn Sperringer, who hauled in two passes for 61 yards and a score. Drake Hukill had a fumble recovery for a touchdown and rushed for 42 yards on 11 carries. Aaron Scipio hauled in two passes for 55 yards. Josh Shorts threw for 76 yards, completing 6 of 22 passes with five interceptions, adding another 26 yards on seven carries. Logan Gaschler went 3 of 5 for 66 yards.

The Bruins opened the scoring with a 3-yard Hukill fumble return score, then Point Pleasant rattled off the next seven scores. Preston Taylor ran for two scores and 53 yards on two carries for the Big Blacks, while Evan Roach added 83 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown.

Hunter Bush completed 16 of 21 passed for 214 yards and two touchdowns for Point Pleasant. Zander Watson and Cody Schultz each hauled in 17-yard scoring passes.

Brooke’s final points came on a Sperringer 22-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

Point Pleasant’s Ellie Woods also had a 33-yard field goal.

The game was tied 7-7 after the opening 12 minutes, before the Big Blacks opened up a 23-7 halftime lead.

Point Pleasant scored 21 points in the third quarter to open up a 44-7 lead and all but put the game away.

Each team scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Brooke finished with 260 total yards, while Point Pleasant racked up 516 yards of offense.

Brooke’s opponent for next Friday is to be determined. The Bruins originally were going to host Pitt Brashear.

Point Pleasant 51, Brooke 13

Brooke 7 0 0 6 – 13

Point Pleasant 7 16 21 7 – 51

B – Hukill 3 fumble return (Blair kick)

P – Taylor 9 run (Wood kick)

P – Wood 33 field goal

P – Bush 2 run (Wood kick)

P – Watson 17 catch from Bush (kick failed)

P – Schultz 17 catch from Bush (Wood kick)

P – Roach 9 run (Wood kick)

P – Taylor 44 run (Wood kick)

B – Sperringer 22 catch from Shorts (kick failed)

P – Clark 68 run (Wood kick)

RUSHING: Brooke 27-118 (Hukill 11-42; Shorts 7-26; Gabbert III 4-22; Scipio 2-19; Campinelli 2-5; Gaschler 1-4); Point Pleasant 34-280 (Roach 16-83; Clark 1-68; Taylor 2-53; Bush 10-24; Pearson 1-17; Hughes 2-31; Schoon 1-4; Bertz 1-1).

PASSING: Brooke 9-27-142-TD-6INT (Shorts 6-22-76; Gaschler 3-5-66); Point Pleasant 17-22-226 (Bush 16-21-214; Roach 1-1-12)

RECEIVING: Brooke 9-142 (Sperringer 2-61; Scipio 2-55; Fuscardo 1-9; Gilbert 1-7; Bachinski 1-5; Gabbert III 1-2; Costlow 1-3); Point Pleasant 17-226 (Wansley 8-141; Watson 3-44; Schultz 2-26; Peck 2-19; Battre 1-19; Roach 1-(-3).

FIRST DOWNS: Brooke 11; Point Pleasant 20

TURNOVERS: Brooke 8; Point Pleasant 2

PENALTIES-YARDS: Brooke 6-40; Point Pleasant 11-102

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