High School Football

Bromell key in Bears win

HEMINGWAY | Carvers Bay senior Trent Bromell doesn't play offense and participated in just three plays as a backup defensive end on Friday night.Despite his limited opportunities to make an impact on the Bears' first-round Class A Division I home playoff game against Allendale-Fairfax, Bromell managed to make as big a play as anyone.Bromell used his 6-foot-4 frame to block a punt inside the A-F 10-yard line early in the second half that led to a score that gave Carvers Bay a two-touchdown lead in a 29-8 win.``You have to go out there and play 110 percent and do your best at everything you do,'' Bromell said. ``The three wingbacks tried to block me but I jumped over them and got the block.''It was Bromell's first block of the year and the blocked punt was recovered by senior Xavier Holmes on the 1. Clayton Geathers scored on a run one play later to give the Bears a 15-0 lead. ``I was thinking touchdown,'' Holmes said. ``But our offense was there and put it in.''The Bears (9-2) finished third in Region VIII_A behind Lake View and Hemingway, and will have a chance next week on the road in the second round to avenge a loss to Hemingway earlier this year.``It's going to be like a backyard brawl,'' Thompson said. ``But we're happy to have another chance at anybody. We could be putting the pads up right now.''Carvers Bay's offense played an efficient game with no turnovers, 256 yards on 37 carries with four players scoring the four touchdowns, and five completions on seven pass attempts for 33 yards.The defense held a dangerous and fast A-F (7-4) wing-T offense to just the one touchdown, 218 yards on 37 rushing attempts and 107 yards on eight pass attempts. The Bears gave up several big plays, but led by several big hits for losses by massive lineman Kwame Geathers and linebacker Keshawn Frasier, the Bears recovered two fumbles and forced a turnover on downs in a two-score game in the fourth quarter. Frasier also ended the first half by tackling scrambling A-F quarterback Bashaud Breeland at the Carvers Bay 11.``They're extremely quick and they do a great job with that wing,'' Thompson said. ``Defensively we stepped up as we usually do. The defense rose up and did a great job.''