A young Airport team got off to a slow start Friday night, and Brookland-Cayce took full advantage.
The Bearcats jumped to a 21-0 lead over their crosstown rival and kept moving the ball toward a 42-21 victory at Bearcats Stadium.
Brookland-Cayce (2-0) got two touchdowns from Rasheed Taylor and another from Joe Pradubsri before Airport got on the scoreboard.
The Eagles completed a 10-play, 66-yard scoring drive with a 12-yard TD pass from Justin Allen to Zach Mosely with 8 seconds left in the half, but the Bearcats regained momentum in the second half. Brookland-Cayce got two scores in the third to take a 35-7 lead.
Taylor finished the night with three touchdowns and 142 yards on 16 carries. Reed Charpia was 7-for-9 in passing with 164 yards and a touchdown.
Brookland-Cayce opened the game with a Charpia-to-Keylin Roach pass that was good for 56 yards. Soon after came Taylor’s first rushing touchdown to open the scoring.
Rasheed Taylor: The B-C running back had 142 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. He also caught a pass for 6 yards.
Tykeice Boages: The Bearcats defensive back picked off a Justin Allen pass at the goal line, stopping a potential Airport scoring drive in the second quarter.
37: Combined first downs for B-C (19) and Airport (18)
462: Total yards of Brookland-Cayce offense
THEY SAID IT
“I think we played pretty good. It was a little sloppy, but we’re happy to get a win. Airport’s a good team. They’re a little young, but they’re going to be fine.” – Rusty Charpia, Brookland-Cayce coach
“We lost 97 percent of our offense. But I like the fight. It’s such a brand-new team. I’ve got my work cut out, but I’m looking forward to it.” – Kirk Burnett, Airport coach
HOW THEY SCORED
B – Rasheed Taylor 2 run (Gabriel Shirah kick), 9:50
B – Joe Pradubsri 9 run (Shirah kick), 4:58
B – Taylor 4 run (Shirah kick), 4:23
A – Zach Mosely 12 pass from Justin Allen (Paxton Brooks kick), :08
B – Taylor 2 run (Shirah kick), 5:22
B – Daveon Sistrunk 25 pass from Charpia (Shirah kick), 2:04
A – Jemarcus Pugh 1 run (Brooks kick), 10:53
B – Pradubsri 8 run (Shirah kick), 7:56
A – Nanders Lawrence 3 run (Brooks kick), 3:48
Rushing: A: Justin Allen 13-44, Jemarcus Pugh 11-50, Nanders Lawrence 8-55, Chris Staley 1-(-5), Addan Poston 3-24, Raquan Coles 1-14, Brandon Caughmann 1-4. B-C: Rasheed Taylor 18-142, Reed Charpia 6-19, Joe Pradubsri 6-32, K.J. Adams 4-48, Keylin Roach 1-13, Dominick Perry 1-38, Daveon Sistrunk 1-9, Raheed Taylor 1-(-3).
Passing: A: Justin Allen 8-2-2. B-C: Reed Charpia 9-7-0.
Receiving: A: Zach Roberts 1-14, Zach Moseley 1-12. B-C: Keylin Roach 1-56, Daveon Sistrunk 3-73, Joe Pradubsri 1-23, Dominick Perry 1-6, Rasheed Taylor 1-6.