FLORETTE — Having trailed nearly all game, Brewer rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Priceville Friday night, closing out the 2012 season with a 54-49 homecoming victory.
After Forrest Clemons’ 6-yard touchdown run gave Priceville a 41-32 lead early in the fourth quarter, Brewer rallied to cut the lead to 41-40 on Brendon Deberry’s 18-yard touchdown run and Weston Pritchett’s two-point conversion pass to Nicholas Humphries with 6:47 to play.
Brewer carried momentum into Priceville’s ensuing drive, forcing the Bulldogs to fumble on their second play. James Daugette fell on the loose ball, setting up Brewer’s go-ahead touchdown, a 2-yard run by Nathan Stewart two plays later.
The lead didn’t hold very long, however, as Benjamin Patterson returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. Kaleb Barker’s two-point conversion pass to Tyler Charest pushed the Priceville lead to 49-46 with a 5:31 remaining.
Brewer would take the lead for good on the next possession, a four-play drive capped by Deberry’s 1-yard touchdown run. Priceville was able to drive the ball into the red zone on the ensuing possession, but DeSean Walker intercepted Barker’s final pass attempt in the endzone to seal the win.
Stewart finished with 111 yards on 15 carries for Brewer, which finished the season at 2-8.
“This was definitely a good way for us to end our season,” Brewer coach Dan Styles said. “This was a good Homecoming for our students and community to enjoy. We never quit fighting and I’m proud of that because we have a very young team. Even though we are very young we kept pushing back and because of that we were able to pull out the win.”
Barker finished with 219 yards passing on 14 of 23 passes and 95 yards rushing on 11 carries for Priceville, which also finished the season at 2-8.
“We had two big turnovers in the redzone that really cost us big tonight,” Priceville coach Dirk Strunk said. “We have a young team and I’m really proud of our kids for giving it everything they have. Our young players should gain quite a bit of experience from playing in games like this.”
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