Just one week after getting thrashed in Woodruff, Broome bounced back on Friday and turned the tables on visiting Clinton at Royal Stadium, winning 42-7. The Centurions (2-1) and Kevyon Graham torched Clinton (0-2) early for three first-half scores. It took him just three touches to put the Red Devils on their heels. On his second touch, a swing pass from quarterback Brenden Taylor, Graham looked up and saw nothing but “green grass! I had to go!” Sixty-five yards later, Broome had a 7-0 lead. After a three-and-out by Clinton, Graham took a handoff and displayed his track and field speed, going 43 yards to paydirt to make it 14-0. Graham explained, “We had to go hard in practice and eliminate mistakes” after the lopsided loss last week. Down 14-0, Clinton put together their best drive of the night, going 99 yards in 16 plays, 14 of those rushes for 86 yards, with Titus Hood bulling in on a fourth-and-goal from the 5. With the lead cut in half, Graham came to the rescue again, hauling in a perfectly thrown ball from Taylor that hit him in stride in the end zone to make it 21-7 Late in the first half, Taylor scored from 3 yards out to cap a 43-yard drive and make it 28-7 and essentially ending the contest. Broome added two second-half touchdowns. Taylor found Connor Bridges with a 24 yard dart, and later hit Markus Lindsay, who ran over three defenders for a 9-yard score to make the final 42-7. Taylor finished 12 of 25 for 221 yards with four touchdowns. The Red Devils ground game rolled up an enormous amount of yardage, but the Centurions held them out of the end zone for the majority of the night. Broome head coach Lynn Fleming was pleased with the effort because “we had never seen that offense before. We did a good job against them.” The Centurions next host Union County on Friday.
Football is back! Our players and coaches have invested a great deal of time and effort this summer and are ready to showcase the best our football program has to offer. Players have worked in the weight room, competed in passing leagues, and competed in lineman challenges all summer.
Fall camp began on July 31. Since that time we have competed against Greer, Daniel, and Blacksburg High Schools. Our players have also pushed through very competitive practices. Our players have done a tremendous job of competing until the whistle blows.
We will be looking for leadership from our senior class this season. They will be led by players like Brenden Taylor, Jyshaia Cromer, Ja'Quan Wilkins, Keyvon Graham, and Jeb Lawson.
We have several returning starters on both sides of the ball. Brenden Taylor, Jysaiah Cromer, Eddie Drake, Ja'Quan Wilkins, Hayden Wooten, Jeb Lawson, Richard Weber, and Keyvon Graham are all returning.
We have moved to Region II-AAA. We will be joined by rival Chesnee, along with defending Upper State Champion Chapman, Carolina, and Southside High Schools.
Our schedule will be very competitive week in and week out. There are very good football teams up and down the schedule. Our goal is to win a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! We will practice and prepare every week for 15! It takes 15 games to get to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
Conquer and Prevail,
Broome Football Staff