With a stifling defense and an offense that kept churning out big plays, the West Brook Bruins hammered the previously unbeaten Beaumont United Timberwolves 46-23 Saturday night at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium. It was the second straight win for West Brook over BU in the annual game pitting both of Beaumont's 6A teams together.
The win continues West Brook's undefeated season as they will host Channelview this Friday night.
"Troy (Yowman) continuously does a great job of stepping up in the pocket and delivering good balls in the blitz," said Bruins head coach Eric Peevey.
"We knew coming in that there were going to be some mismatches with their defense. Our offensive coordinator, Jeff Breaux, does a great job of putting kids in situations where they can be successful. They didn't adjust until the second half so we kept going to the cookie jar."
The senior Yowman was tremendous all night as he would throw for five touchdowns and 371 yards on 30 attempts. His favorite target was Thad Johnson (WR, 2020) as the pair combined for 12 receptions, 175 yards and three touchdowns.
After allowing 16 first-half points to a fast and athletic BU team, the Bruin defense came up strong in the second half allowing only a third quarter touchdown to make the score 39-23. The Bruins were never threatened as they finished off the game with a La'damian Brown touchdown with three minutes to go.
"The biggest problem we had in the second half was our penalties," said Peevey.
"We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot with silly penalties. We could have really put the foot down on the gas but we made some bonehead mistakes that we have to get better at."
Channelview comes into this weeks matchup 1-1 in district play with a home win over Sterling 41-14.
"We've got one day to get ready for a Channelview offense that's really good, Coach Hurts has done a great job. Last year they're in the playoffs and hung 50 points up on Atascocita, they've got the ability to put up points."
Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm Friday night at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium.
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The West Brook Bruins are rolling into a bye week with C.E. King and Beaumont United in their crosshairs in the coming weeks. Quarterback Troy Yowman leads an offense that is ranked first in District 21-6A averaging 534 yards a game.
The senior Yowman has a lethal weapon in classmate Thaddeaus Johnson. The wide receiver leads the district with 21 receptions (328 yards, 2 TD's) while Yoman is on pace to possibly crack 3,000 yards passing this season.
"The offense is something we've been working on years here," said Eric Peevey, entering his third season as West Brook head coach.
"With all the 7on7 and everything else, Troy has always shown he can throw the ball well. The biggest thing about this year is we have multiple receivers that we can goto at any time."
Along with Johnson, the Bruin air assault also includes wide out seniors Jordan Babino (10, 131 yds, 2 TD's) and Joey Pierre (10, 276, 2 TD's) bringing the air corps to a total of six touchdowns in the first three games.
With solid victories over Bellaire (56-35) in week one and Strake Jesuit (61-21) in week two, West Brook passed a major test in week three over a rugged Lamar team (36-34).
"People don't give Lamar enough credit," said Peevey.
"You had a Westfield team that only scored 14 points, you had a Woodlands team that had a lot of turnover, offensively neither one of those teams could do anything. We were able to put up almost 500 yards of offense, Lamar is a loaded team."
The Bruins are in a stacked district with speedy Beaumont United, gritty C.E. King, a somewhat unpredictable Channelview squad and, of course, North Shore.
The marquee game of the season will be Friday, October 27 when North Shore visits West Brook for the likely district championship and #1 playoff seed. There are still games to play and injuries to avoid, but even Peevey can't help but notice the circle on the calendar.
"The game is going to be huge for the community," said Peevey.
"Coach (Jon) Kay is going to have his team ready to go 100% but we're focused right now on C.E. King."
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