High School Sports

Brad Dehem era at Brookstone heads into Year 2

Coach: Brad Dehem, second year, 8-3 (8-3 overall)

Assistant coaches: James McKeel, offensive coordinator, Damian Daniels, defensive coordinator, Brian McCluskey, Bentley Sparks, Kim Sheek, Scott Pethtel, Branden Hall, Glenn Reese, Hunter Chapman

Homefield: Rex Knight Field

2012 record: 8-3, lost 49-33 to First Presbyterian in the first round of the Class A private-school playoffs

Region: GHSA 4-AGood news: A team that had to learn new schemes on both sides of the ball under a new head coach in 2012 enters the season with a much better understanding of what to expect. The defense also returns six of its 11 starters. The team knows how to win, as it has shown over the years under Blair Harrison and now Brad Dehem. That won't change this season.

Bad news: The Cougars will break in a new quarterback and must find some way to replace arguably its best player on both sides of the ball from a season ago, Madison McCluskey. The region is no breeze, and the Cougars will have to start fast in the season or risk losing ground early.

Our take: Outsiders may have a lot of questions about the Cougars, most notably about an offense that lost quite a bit to graduation, but Brookstone knows how to retool. It has won at least seven games for nine straight years, and that should be the expectation once again. If things bounce right for the Cougars, they should once again be a factor in the Class A playoffs.

-- David Mitchell

2013 schedule

Aug. 31 Columbus (K) 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 at Mt. Paran 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 Wesleyan 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Dooly County 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Pacelli 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 Hawkinsville 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 Schley County 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 Marion County 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Central-Talbotton 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 Greenville 7:30 p.m.

2012 results

Aug. 31 Columbus W, 35-8

Sept. 7 Mt. Paran W, 24-6

Sept. 21 Wesleyan L, 17-14

Sept. 28 Dooly County L, 7-3

Oct. 5 Pacelli W, 41-14

Oct. 12 Hawkinsville W, 35-21

Oct. 19 Schley County W, 35-27

Oct. 26 Marion County W, 35-28

Nov. 2 Central-Talbotton W, 52-12

Nov. 9 Greenville W, 30-21

*Nov. 23 First Presbyterian L, 49-33

* Playoffs

No. Name Class Pos.

1 Grant Davidson Jr. WR/LB

2 Ben Jones Jr. WR/DB

3 Prather Hudson So. WR/DB

4 Drew Webb So. QB/DB

5 Ben Holt Jr. WR/DB

6 Jack Raines Sr. RB/LB

7 Stephen Poydasheff Sr. WR/DB

8 Leye Olubowale Sr. WR/OLB

9 Miller Page Sr. WR/DB

11 Jensen Price Jr. TE/LB

12 Cooper Farley So. QB/DB

13 Peyton Good Sr. WR/DB

14 Wesley Tillman Fr. WR/DB

15 Lucas Wolff Jr. WR/LB

16 J. Roberts Fr. QB/DB

17 Hudson Terrell Jr. QB/DB

18 Matt Jones Jr. QB/DB

20 Richard Swift So. WR/DB

21 Mark McVay Sr. WR/DB

22 Keith Pridgen Sr. WR/DB

23 D'Andrez Dashiell So. RB/LB

24 Kordell Braxton So. WR/DB

25 Jimmy East Sr. K

26 Hunter Green Jr. WR/DB

27 Aaric Austin Fr. RB/LB

28 Markus Wright So. TE/LB

29 Walker Cottrell Fr. RB/LB

31 Matt Taich Fr. RB/LB

33 Garrett Bell Fr. RB/DB

34 AC Chancellor Jr. RB/LB

35 Christopher Wright Fr. WR/LB

36 Drake Beck Fr. WR/DB

37 Reid Lewis So. WR/DB

41 Perk Swift Fr. RB/LB

42 Josh Long Fr. RB/LB

43 Guy Kenimer Fr. WR/DB

44 Sam Ndem So. RB/LB

45 Frank Waldrep Fr. RB/LB

47 Sadiq Ali Fr. WR/DB

50 Parker James Jr. OL/DL

51 Culver Norred So. OL/DL

52 Sam Lowe So. OL/DL

53 Coleman Killorin So. OL/DL

56 Tripp Valentini Jr. OL/LB

57 Hal Mansour Jr. OL/LB

58 Lawton Mullin So. OL/DL

60 Elijah Epps Fr. OL/DL

64 Levi Wolff Fr. OL/DL

65 G Barnes Fr. OL/DL

66 Andrew Sargent So. OL/DL

67 Ben Smith Fr. QB/DL

69 Edward Neal Fr. OL/DL

71 Nick Sargent Sr. OL/DL

73 Phillip Hamric Jr. OL/DL

74 Andrew Hamric Jr. OL/DL

75 Mason DeNamur Fr. OL/DL

77 Ralph Leary So. OL/DL

79 Dane Westerlund Fr. OL/DL

80 Sloan Jinks Sr. WR/DB

81 James Sherrer So. WR/LB

82 Wages Carroll Jr. WR/DB

83 Mills Miller Fr. TE/LB

84 Fate Amos So. WR/DB

85 Guy Peek Jr. TE/LB

86 Daniel Amos Fr. WR/LB

87 Carl VanRensburg Sr. TE/LB

88 Jamie Sheek Fr. WR/DB

89 Bryce Koon Jr. TE/LB