GIRARD — Things started out just as underdog Brookfield planned it Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Warriors drove the ball 79 yards in 15 plays on the first possession of the game, scoring on a 3-yard run by freshman quarterback Hayden Gibson while taking almost seven minutes off the clock.
Senior running back Alex Clark, who finished with 127 yards rushing on 29 carries, did the bulk of the work on the scoring drive, running 11 times for 57 yards.
After that, it was all Girard as the Indians (7-0, 3-0 All-American Conference Blue Tier) routed the Warriors (2-5, 0-2), 56-7.
“They have a heck of a team. They’re huge up front, the running back is tough,” Girard coach Pat Pearson said of the Warriors. “We knew we were in for a challenge and they put it right down our throat. We had to wake up and execute what we wanted to do. Once we settled in we played our brand of football.”
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.