Lassiter upset defending state champion Brookwood today 14-6 in the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome.
The Trojans trailed 6-0 at the half after the Broncos scored in the second on a Nick Tompkins one-yard run and kicker Brandon Schuster missed the extra point wide left.
But the second half would be all Lassiter. Despite a wide-open touchdown pass dropped by star wide receiver Charlie Hegedus with five minutes left in the third, the Trojans persisted and scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Wide receiver Juwan Dickey caught a pass from quarterback Eddie Printz, dodged two Bronco defenders, then outran the rest of the Brookwood defense to pay dirt for the score. A 43-yard play, Dickey’s touchdown tied it at six and allowed kicker Alex Hanks to put his team ahead for good.
Now trailing by a point, a shocked Brookwood offense drove into Lassiter territory. But Trojan linebacker Ryan Gildea hit Broncos quarterback Zach Moon and caused a fumble that defensive tackle Zach Word would recover on the 42 with 7:49 left.
The Lassiter offense was not done. Behind the running of Isaiah Williams, the Trojans moved the ball into Broncos territory and benefited from a 15-yard facemask foul that gave Lassiter the ball on the Brookwood 13. Two plays later, Williams scored from four yards out to give the Trojans a 14-6 lead.
Brookwood turned the ball over on downs on their next possession at midfield as a Moon pass intended for Shaun McGee fell incomplete.
Both teams have next week off. On Sept. 2, Lassiter will take on Sprayberry while Brookwood will face Collins Hill.