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Brashear quarterback posts big day against Peabody

Written by: on Sunday, October 12th, 2008

PITTSBURGH – The Peabody Highlanders can lay claim to a sleek, fast Carr.

That’s OK for Brashear.  The Bulls have a fleet of Humvees.

Brashear (7-0) used its full arsenal in a 54-22 victory against Peabody (1-5) in a City League matchup at Cupples Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Bulls got the scoring started quickly, as Henri Chapman hit Taji Lining with a 73-yard touchdown pass on Brashear’s third play from scrimmage.

Brashear extended the lead to 12-0 when Bruce Patterson scored the first of his three touchdowns, this a five yard run.  Patterson set up his score with a 24-yard reception from Chapman.

Peabody answered the Bulls’ scores with a Pierre Carr 52-yard burst down the home sideline.  A successful two-point conversion made the score 12-8.

Chapman went to the air on the next drive, connecting twice for 23 yards – the second pass was a four-yard touchdown to sophomore tight end Mike Barron, who checks in at 6’2, 220 pounds.

Brashear widened the margin to 33-8 at the half, courtesy of two more Chapman touchdown passes – a six yard strike to Manasseh Garner and a nine yard toss to Lining.  Chapman finished the game 13-of-16 for 248 yards and four passing touchdowns, which gives him 1,149 passing yards and 15 touchdowns on the year.

The Bulls took a 40-8 lead on their opening possession of the second half on a James Reed (12 rushes, 125 yards) 29-yard touchdown run with 8:58 left in the third quarter.

But Carr responded on the ensuing kickoff, returning it 70 yards for a touchdown, cutting the Brashear lead to 40-16.

Patterson scored the final two Brashear touchdowns, giving the Bulls a 54-16 lead and invoking the PIAA’s running clock mercy rule.

Carr wrapped up the Peabody scoring with a 30-yard touchdown run.  Carr finished with over 100 yards in kickoff returns and 106 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Lining led Brashear in receiving with four receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns.  Garner caught three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown.

Patterson ran for 84 yards on 12 carries and the three touchdowns.

Brashear, which has won 27 of its last 32 games against City League competion, last City League loss came to Oliver in the 2006 City Championship game.

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