(WTXL) - When it comes to GISA football, Deerfield-Windsor has long been the dominant force, until recently. Valwood and Brookwood have stepped it up in recent years, and this season, Valwood stands at the top of the Class AAA Region 3 standings, and on Friday night, Brookwood looks to take them down.
Both teams have one loss on the year, but it's Brookwood's loss that comes to another Region foe, a 27-16 loss to Deerfield-Windsor. The Warriors, took the loss in stride. Head Coach Shane Boggs said the team grew from the defeat, and he said he hopes they'll carry what they've learned into Friday's match-up.
To get a win, Boggs said his team will have to stop a potent Valwood offense, but he added it's been his defense that's made the big plays this season. They have scored in seven of the Warrior's nine match-ups, and he said making big plays like that could be the difference.
"Winning the turnover battle is big," he said. "I think we could make a big play in the kick game. Last week, in the Tiftarea game, we converted an onside kick early which I thought was huge in momentum. It could be blocking a punt, or getting a punt blocked, so you want to be on the right end of that stick as far as those big plays that swing momentum. They have speed, they've got the big physical players, got a lot of great pieces to the puzzle."
Friday's match-up is set for 7:30 at Brookwood School.