Brock continues its imposing playoff run, routs Whitesboro in rematch showdown

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Brock and Whitesboro were tied at 21 by halftime during their Week 7 district showdown in October before the Eagles pulled away for a 42-21 win.

Nearly two months later, Brock put its stamp on the game early and left no doubt about moving on.

The Eagles won the rematch on Thursday night, 49-14, in a Class 3A Division 1 state quarterfinal at Globe Life Field. Brock (14-0), which routed defending champ Tuscola Jim Ned last week, advances to the state semifinals for the fifth time in seven seasons.

Brock will play Friday’s winner between Mount Vernon (13-0) and West (13-0), which is set for 7 p.m. at the Ford Center in Frisco.

Brock running back Zachary Brewster (2) jumps Whitesboro linebacker/ wide receiver Jayce Sanders (24) for yards during a high school Class 3A Division 1 Quarterfinals playoff game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 02, 2021. Brock led 28-0 at the half. (Special to the Star-Telegram Bob Booth)
Brock running back Zachary Brewster (2) jumps Whitesboro linebacker/ wide receiver Jayce Sanders (24) for yards during a high school Class 3A Division 1 Quarterfinals playoff game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 02, 2021. Brock led 28-0 at the half. (Special to the Star-Telegram Bob Booth)
Brock quarterback Tyler Moody (6) hands the ball to running back Kutter Wilson (21) during a high school Class 3A Division 1 Quarterfinals playoff game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 02, 2021. Brock led 28-0 at the half. (Special to the Star-Telegram Bob Booth)
Brock quarterback Tyler Moody (6) hands the ball to running back Kutter Wilson (21) during a high school Class 3A Division 1 Quarterfinals playoff game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 02, 2021. Brock led 28-0 at the half. (Special to the Star-Telegram Bob Booth)

It was the Kutter and Tutter show throughout for Brock with running backs Kutter Wilson and Brett Tutter. Both players combined for Brock’s first five touchdowns.

Brock killed nearly five minutes during the opening possession, but came away empty after missing a 32-yard field goal. But Whitesboro turned it over on its first play from scrimmage on a Zachary Brewster interception.

Brewster got to the Bearcat 7 and Wilson punched it in two plays later from the 2 midway through the first quarter.

Wilson added his second touchdown run, from the 12, to up the Brock lead to 14-0 with 2:51 to play in the period. Wilson, who’s over 2,300 yards and 30 TDs on the season, was hit hard in the head area with six seconds left in the first quarter.

He wouldn’t return, finishing with 12 carries for 78 yards and the two scores.

But Brock didn’t seem to miss a beat with the sophomore Tutter. The 5-10 running back/defensive back scored from 7 yards out to extend the Eagles lead to 21-0 early in the second quarter.

His second TD run came from the 20 to make it 28-0 with 4:34 in the half.

His third was a 1-yard scoring run that came in the third quarter.

Tutter finished with 19 carries for 94 yards and the three touchdowns.

Brock continued to play stout defense when Reid Watkins got his team-leading fifth interception during the third quarter and the Eagles turned it into points on a 33-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Moody to receiver Elijah Potts.

It came on a fourth-and-12 and Brock led 42-0.

Moody and Potts connected again, from 24 yards, to give Brock a 49-7 advantage with 4:20 left in the game.

Whitesboro (9-5), which made it to the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history, finally scored on a 5-yard toss from quarterback Mac Harper to Jake Hermes with under a minute left in the third.

The Bearcats would score again with under 10 seconds remaining.

Moody threw for 222 yards with eight passes for 120 and two scores going to Potts.

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