Class AAAAA: Brookwood vs. Colquitt Co.

BROOKWOOD (13-1)

The skinny

South Gwinnett coach John Small, whose team lost to Brookwood 42-21 in the regular season, breaks down the Broncos:

● Offense: They’re very balanced. They’ve got two great backs (Nick Tompkins, Jamaal Cole) and a great offensive line and can run between the tackles and control the clock.

● Defense: They do a great job of getting pressure on the quarterback, and the front four can play the run as well.

AJC rating: 37

● Run [9]: (207 yards per game) Led by two 1,000-yard rushers — Tompkins and Cole.

● Pass [6]: (145 yards per game) WR Andre Sims has committed to Michigan State.

● Vs. Run [8]: (115 yards per game) LB Cameron Lynch has more than 170 tackles.

● Vs. Pass [6]: (180 yards per game) Key is pass rush. Broncos have 55 sacks.

● Special Teams [8]: PK Eric Yang has 15 field goals, 55 touchbacks.

Need-to-know basis

● The history: Taking students from South Gwinnett and Parkview high schools, Brookwood opened in 1981 in Snellville and got its name from its location, at the intersection of Holly Brook (now Webb Gin House) and Dogwood roads. The school has the highest SAT scores in Gwinnett County.

● Last year: Brookwood lost to Peachtree Ridge 21-6 in the second round.

Starting lineup

Offense

QB — 12 Ben McLane, 6-2, 215, Sr.

TE — 49 Michael Gouge, 6-1, 205, Jr.

RT — 50 Blake Fussell, 6-1, 290, Sr.*

RG — 66 Elliot Graves, 6-1, 225, Sr.

C — 51 Lawson Hale, 5-10, 200, Sr.

LG — 75 Adam Ledford, 5-8, 170, So.

LT — 78 Jackson Buonamia, 6-2, 275, Jr.

FB — 18 Cameron Faulkner, 5-11, 210, Sr.

RB — 32 Nick Tompkins, 5-10, 185, Sr.

SE — 21 Andre Sims, 5-8, 165, Sr.*

FL — 10 Nathaniel Minor, 6-2, 165, Sr.

PK — 31 Eric Yang, 5-9, 150, Sr

Defense

DE — 11 Ramirez Galbreath, 6-1, 215, Jr.

NT — 48 Carlos Granados, 5-10, 237, Sr.

DE — 86 Reeves Blankenship, 5-11, 205, Sr.

LB — 52 Conner Hennessey, 5-8, 170, Jr.

LB — 36 Eric Mapoles, 5-10, 195, Sr.

LB — 38 Cameron Lynch, 5-11, 215, Sr.*

Nickel — 32 Nick Tompkins, 5-10, 185, Sr.

CB — 25 Juwan Ferris, 5-7, 175, Sr.

CB — 21 Andre Sims, 5-8, 165, Sr.*

SS — 19 Nick Moore, 6-2, 220, Sr.

FS — 45 Zach Jackson, 5-11, 170, Jr.

P — 19 Nick Moore, 6-2, 220, Sr.

* Division I-A senior recruits

Results

8/21 Walton W 27-10

9/3 Collins Hill W 45-28

9/10 Dacula L 24-17

9/17 Archer W 37-0

9/24 Central Gwinnett W 59-13

10/1 South Gwinnett W 42-21

10/15 Shiloh W 44-7

10/22 Parkview W 10-3

10/29 Grayson W 10-0

11/5 Berkmar W 45-20

11/12 Alpharetta W 44-13

11/19 Norcross W 34-24

11/26 Hillgrove w 45-35

12/3 Collins Hill W 26-7

— Compiled byTodd Holcomb for the AJC

COLQUITT COUNTY (9-5)

The skinny

Lowndes coach Randy McPherson, whose team beat Colquitt County 37-27 on Oct. 15, breaks down the Packers:

● Offense: Everybody knows they run the spread, but what they really want to do is run the ball. They key is to make them one-dimensional.

● Defense: People have had success running right at them. Earlier in the year when we played them, they weren’t playing good defense. They don’t look like the same team now.

AJC rating: 34

● Run [9]: (194 yards per game) Big offensive line, 1,800-yard rusher in Tevin King.

● Pass [9]: (215 yards per game) QB Tyler Brown has thrown for 3,004 yards.

● Vs. Run [4]: (199 yards per game) Starting 11 on defense average only 179 pounds.

● Vs. Pass [6]: (145 yards per game) DE Quan Daniels has 11.5 sacks, 14 pressures.

● Special Teams [6]: PK Rich Tyndall has made seven field goals.

Need-to-know basis

● The history: Colquitt County dates its football history to 1913 with the Moultrie Packers, although the school officially opened in 1978 with the merger of Moultrie, Doerun and Norman Park high schools. Moultrie is the hometown of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and former Georgia football coach and quarterback Ray Goff.

● Last year: Colquitt County lost to Camden County 19-10 in the semifinals.

Starting lineup

Offense

QB — 3 Tyler Brown, 6-0, 188, Sr.

RT — 76 Preston Mobley, 6-3, 290, Jr.

RG — 72 Trey Rhymes, 6-1, 323, Sr.

C — 68 Bryce Giddens, 5-11, 269, Jr.

LG — 50 Garrett Brewer, 6-1, 235, Sr.

LT — 63 Xzavier Ward, 6-6, 255, Sr.*

RB — 22 Tevin King, 5-6, 148, Sr.*

RB — 23 D’Amonte Ridley, 5-6, 144, Sr.

WR — 1 Octavius Little, 6-2, 205, Sr.

WR — 80 Ty Smith, 6-3, 2-6, Jr.

WR — 8 Tommy Hudson, 5-9, 151, Sr.

PK — 15 Rich Tyndall, 5-5, 154, Sr.

Defense

DE — 44 Quan Daniels, 6-0, 180, Sr.

DT — 55 Brett Smith, 5-11, 248, Jr.

DT — 35 Richard Kinsey, 5-9, 179, Sr.

DE — 31 Snoop Arnold, 5-11, 205, Sr.

LB — 32 Rashawn Hunt, 5-11, 181, Sr.

LB — 19 Stephen Moore, 5-11, 171, Sr.

LB — 52 John Gray, 6-0, 208, So.

LB — 16 Payne Newsome, 5-9, 171, Sr.

CB — 25 Stacey Blackwell, 5-6, 140, Jr.

CB — 36 E’Darius Davis, 5-4, 137, Jr.

S — 7 Trey Scott, 5-7, 147, Jr.

P — 30 Tanner White, 5-10, 203, Sr.

* Division I-A senior recruits

Results

8/20 Cook L 15-9

8/28 South Panola (Miss.) L 65-35

9/3 Thomas County Central L 35-29

9/10 Westlake W 43-27

9/17 Warner Robins 21-14

9/24 Carver (Ala.) W 34-31

10/8 Tift County 63-28

10/15 Lowndes L 37-27

10/29 Coffee 38-27

11/5 Valdosta L 36-29

11/12 Jenkins W 50-21

11/19 M.L. King W 48-47

11/26 Mill Creek W 28-27

12/3 Grayson W 31-24

— Compiled byTodd Holcomb for the AJC