Brookfield hopes to finish regular season strong

Henry Janssen

hjanssen@linncountyleader.com

The Brookfield Bulldogs play their final regular season game of the year at home on Friday against a .500 Clark County team. The Bulldogs have had a tough road thus far, entering the game with a 2-6 mark, but a win on senior night could help the blue-and-white carry much needed momentum into district play.

"They're a well coached team, Ethan Allen does a great job over there," Brookfield coach Scott Stevens said. "They've played some close games against good teams in the district. They're a balanced offense, so if you take away one thing, they'll try to do the other, and they're pretty solid at both."

Clark County will run a spread, and it will put three wide receivers on the field on a majority of its plays.

The Indians like to run with the quarterback, run counters, and zone the football.

After finishing with only 21 fewer yards than Palmyra in last week's 26-point defeat, Stevens said that now that his offense sees itself taking steps in the right direction, it needs to find another gear in order to score points.

"We kept talking about consistency," Stevens said. "We're becoming a very good offense, we just have to make sure we finish our drives and don't shoot ourselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties. That's something we've been focused on this week. Defensively, we got a lot better last week, and we're going to have to continue to be a physical defense that can tackle."

Stevens said that he believes junior quarterback London Brunk to be the Indians' best ball carrier, and that the offense is heavily predicated upon what he does.