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PREVIEW: Brookwood vs. Parkview (GA)

September 30, 2013

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THOMASVILLE, GA – Another edition of the annual “Battle of Five Forks-Trickum” is just around the corner as the Brookwood Broncos host the Parkview Panthers at Brookwood High School on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (EST) More than 7,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

Brookwood has won seven of the last eight meetings overall in the series, which dates back 32 years now. Parkview beat Brookwood 28-7 in the 2002 Class AAAAA state title game.

The Broncos, coached by Mark Crews, went 7-5 a season ago. They aren’t off to a very good start this season as they are 0-3, coming off a 25-20 loss to Archer. Senior quarterback Joey McLane (whose older brother Ben led team to state title in 2010) and senior back Josh Brown (who is getting Division I offers) lead the way. Brown had 176 yards in the loss to Archer.

Parkview went 9-4 last season and graduated back Chris Carson (1,100 yards and 11 TDs in just eight games). But coach Cecil Flowe’s team will return senior back Justis Rosser, who ran for 743 yards and 10 TDs last season.

The Panthers are off to an 0-4 start, their last loss being 27-7 to Archer. Sophomore quarterback Jack Chambers had 178 total yards and a score in the loss.

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?


Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.