Brookville football is notorious for their win streak, and the annual scrimmage against Salem helps to prepare the Bees for a dominant season. This scrimmage, however, was different Brookville struggled in all phases.
Brookville’s offense struggled mentally. The team would gain yards, then lose them from penalties. However, the offensive line was the main focus coming into the scrimmage, “it starts up front” senior Jake Frett said, “if we don’t win in the trenches it’s hard to win football games”
The defense however was moving in full swing with junior defensive end, Lance Blankenship holding down the defensive line. “We all have dogs in us, so when we all have that type of mentality it’s easy for us all to make plays and execute… We weren’t perfect but that’s what scrimages are for,” said Blankenship. Brookvilles defense stood tall for most of the game, except for the four plays that turned into touchdowns.
The final score was 0-28, with the Salem Spartans winning. Even though the Bees may have lost, they found areas they can improve in. This game is a staple to Brookville football – win or lose everyone gets better.