Justin Coleman scored the go ahead touchdown on a 15-yard run through the middle of the line and Brunswick (7-2,5-0) showed the home crowd why they lead the region in scoring.The Pirates drove the ball 88 yards in just one minute and twenty two seconds for the winning score.Head coach Lyman guy felt his team played hard in spite of the late turnover.
“It was a great effort against the two-year reigning region champions. We showed some people what we can do...” Lyman told his team afterward.
Richmond Hill (3-6,0-5) will host South Effingham (2-7,0-5) from the north side of the region, in the region play in game, Nov. 5. Richmond Hill beat South Effingham earlier this season. The Wildcats haven't won four games in a season since 1996.
Friday's shot at a the elusive fourth win was set up in the first half by Richmond Hill's senior quarterback.
Eli Thompson ran for three touchdowns and threw a 56-yard bomb to Vernon Jackson for another, Canon Rooker added a 40-yard field goal and the defense held on to stop a late first half drive against the shell shocked Pirates. Richmond Hill led at halftime 30-20, but Thompson sustained an injury and didn't return.After the Pirates took the second half kickoff and made a quick drive to score and pull within four points, junior Dominique Allen engineered a scoring drive of his own that ended with his 46-yard touchdown pass to Alexander Cruz.
Brunswick quickly returned the favor on a long touchdown run from quarterback Avery Sweeney to make the score 37-32. However Richmond Hill took the kickoff and on the strength of running from Allen and David Katzman drove the ball the length of the field, eating up the clock before the fumble at the 12-yard-line.