A lot was riding on this “Backyard Bowl” rivalry game. Coming into the game with similar records (Parkview being 4-5 and Brookwood being 5-4), both teams needed to win in order to make it to the playoffs.
Brookwood’s scholarship winner is senior Ryan Schlosser, son of Jacob and Dana Schlosser. Ryan is a wide receiver and has a 92.5 grade-point average. After a junior season that was shortened by injury and surgery, Ryan fought for a starting job this year and established himself as a very important player. He has also distinguished himself as one of Brookwood’s best in the classroom.
Parkview’s winner is senior Julian Vann, a three-year starting corner with a 3.767 GPA. During his career, Julian has locked down every top receiver in our league. He is a leader for our team and has an offer to play at Mississippi State in the fall.
Philip Jones was a participant in the rivalry between Brookwood and Parkview from the time he was a young boy playing youth league games against Parkview. He participated in the rivalry at the varsity level for three seasons. Philip was captain of the 1996 team that faced a fourth down at its own goal line late in the fourth quarter of a Parkview game in the state quarterfinals.
Clayton Wilkin was a three-year starter and a leader on the Parkview football team. He completed 117 passes for nearly 1000 yards and nine touchdown passes last year. He is now attending the University of Georgia. He is also captain of his flag football team, which is undefeated in league and tournament play.