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Josh Fernicola has big night for Brookstone

Brookstone scored 24 points in the second quarter and rolled to a 37-0 win over Greenville at Rex Knight Stadium on Friday night.


Key play: Cougars running back Richard Hill busted through the line and beat two defenders in the secondary for a 40-yard touchdown run in the second quarter giving Brookstone a 24-0 lead.

Difference maker: Josh Fernicola, Brookstone’s junior wide receiver and linebacker, had two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one touchdown reception.

Individual stats: Josh Long, Brookstone running back, 4 carries, 90 yards, 2 touchdowns; Richard Hill, Brookstone running back, 7 carries, 70 yards, 2 touchdowns.

Coach quote: Brookstone coach Scott Pethtel on losing starting quarterback Russell Blanchard to a shoulder injury in the first quarter. “It was tough to lose your No. 1 quarterback. I felt a little shaking in the knees. But we’ve been working with Frank (Waldrep). He stepped up and did a nice job.”

Player quote: Josh Fernicola on a big night, “I was feeling good. I watched a lot of film this week. I was just ready tonight.”


Friday at Rex Knight Stadium













First quarter

B: Frank Waldrep 12 pass to Josh Fernicola (Clark Smith kick), 2:44

B: Smith 33 field goal, :51

Second quarter

B: Richard Hill 9 run (Smith kick), 11:55

B: Hill 40 run (Smith kick), 9:39

B: Josh Long 44 run (Smith kick), 1:00

Third quarter

B: Long 3 run (kick failed), 3:11

Records: Greenville 0-5, 0-2 Region 4-A, Div. A. Brookstone 2-2, 1-0. Next: Brookstone, home vs. Pacelli, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.