Brookland-Cayce looks to rebound at Chapin

By Thomas Grant Jr.

Brookland-Cayce looks to rebound from last Friday’s 42-35 loss to A.C. Flora against another longtime rival.

They travel to Cecil Woolbright Field to face a Chapin team riding a 3-game winning streak.
Quarterback Brady Albro has thrown 13 touchdown passes during the winning streak and the defense has shown improvement since the season-opening loss to Irmo.

Against the Falcons, Brookland-Cayce had initial success on the ground. Quarterback Will Young rushed for two touchdowns and Deshaun Washington had a 30-yard touchdown run to give the Bearcats a 21-14 lead.

In the second half, the Falcons’ defense slowed down Brookland-Cayce’s wing-T offense. They also capitalized off two turnovers for touchdowns in scoring 28 unanswered points.

Forced to throw the football, head coach Rusty Charpia inserted Brogan Sox at quarterback.

He threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Sullivan Castles to bring the Bearcats within a touchdown and PAT.

Charpia acknowledged he may adjust the offensive to accommodate the strengths of Sox as a passer and Young as a runner. He also believes his team will be able to straighten out its mistakes prior to the start of Region 5-3A play.

“We might have to go with a different type of system where Will is in there and there are certain packages and the other quarterbacks are in there with theirs,” Charpia said. “But we’ll look at the film and see where we are, and we’ll make those decisions. That’s what we get paid to do.”