The Bulldogs finally broke into the win column in the 2018 season.

Brookfield's football team traveled to Highland on Friday night, and although the Bulldogs allowed the first score of the game, they spoiled the Cougars' homecoming with a dominant victory, 54-21.

Highland's first touchdown came on a 40-yard rush on fourth down on its first possession of the game before the Bulldogs turned it on and got the offense clicking.

Brookfield improves to 1-5 while Highland remains winless at 0-6.

"We scored on our first drive, and after that, we scored 28 unanswered points," Brookfield coach Scott Stevens said. "When we can do that, we'll be in a really good position to win.

"Offensively, we played really well. We finally proved we can throw the football a little bit. When you can do something like that, it allows you to really open up your offense quite a bit. We had some players step up on the offensive side, our offensive line played really well and our receivers stepped up. We finally showed some teams that we can throw the ball deep, and that they're going to have to respect that."

On Brookfield quarterback Derek Liebhart's first 11 passes of the game, he completed nine attempts and threw three touchdowns. He finished 12-of-19 passing for 170 yards and five touchdowns.

Liebhart hit five different receivers on Friday night. Brandon Collins and Castor Dodd both finished with three receptions for 59 and 50 yards, respectively.

Tim Izard led the Bulldogs' rushing attack with a fruitful, heavy workload on Friday night, finishing with 193 yards on 28 carries. Gabe Rodriguez finished with 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 10 carries, including busting off a 36-yarder.

Brookfield finished with 349 yards of offense and held Highland to just under 200.

Although electric Highland rusher Chance Newton got his fair share of work on Friday, the Bulldogs did an effective job of shutting him down in key moments.

"They exploited some things, but our coaching staff did a great job of making some adjustments," Stevens said. "We were able to slow him down a little bit after that first series."

Brookfield's 54 points in week six was 16 more than the Bulldogs had scored the rest of the season combined.

The 'Dogs host Macon in week seven.