Parkview 21, Brookwood 14

By Michael Alpert

For the AJC


Chris Carson ran for 257 yards and two touchdowns to help Parkview defeat Brookwood 21-14 in a Region 8-AAAAAA game at Parkview.

The No. 10 Panthers’ first victory over the Broncos in the teams’ last four meetings kept Parkview tied with South Gwinnett for the region lead.

Parkview also was opportunistic defensively, intercepting a pass and recovering two fumbles in their third straight win before their Oct. 12 region game at Dacula.

“We’re starting to play harder and harder, which is important at this point in the season,” Panthers coach Cecil Flowe said. “This group is beginning to grow and develop into a good football team.”

The Panthers (4-1, 3-0) led 21-7 on Carson’s second touchdown run, a 5-yarder with 3:38 left in the third quarter. Brookwood (2-2, 1-1) recovered a fumble on the second snap of the fourth and came as close as it would when Zach Moon passed 30 yards to Jamaal Cole with 9:35 left. As moments wore on, however, many were bracing for a finish like last year’s, when the teams combined for 26 points and four lead changes in the last two and a half minutes and Brookwood won 23-19.

This time, Parkview couldn’t breath a sigh of relief until 2:32 remained, when Moon’s pass for Cole on fourth-and-17 sailed incomplete in the back of the end zone.

The first half was filled with big plays, but only three scores. After Brookwood punted away its opening possession, Parkview needed only two three snaps to spring Carson 73 yards for a 7-0 advantage. The Broncos appeared to have an equalizing touchdown on Josh Brown’s 80-yard run with 1:36 left in the opening quarter, but the play was negated by penalty.

The Panthers began a drive on their 3-yard line after a Brookwood punt, and two snaps later, Mac Marshall raced 96 yards for a 14-0 Parkview lead 5:22 before halftime. The Broncos pulled within 14-7 on Cole’s 1-yard run on fourth down with 1:05 left in the half.

Brookwood seeks to get back on track against Dacula next week.

“We’re intelligent enough to know there’s a lot of good football left to play in this region,” Broncos coach Mark Crews said. “One win or loss at this point isn’t going to make or break you.”


Brookwood: 0 7 0 7 – 14

Parkview: 7 7 7 0 – 21

P — Chris Carson 73 run (Tyler Stephenson kick)

P — Mac Marshall 96 run (Stephenson kick)

B — Jamaal Cole 1 run (Brandon Morrow kick)

P — Carson 5 run (Stephenson kick)

B — Cole 30 pass from Zach Moon (Morrow kick)

17 comments Add your comment


September 28th, 2012
11:28 pm

Congratulations Parkview Panthers! What a terrific win!

Panther Paw

September 28th, 2012
11:34 pm

We will we will Paw you. We wil we will Paw you. They was SCHOOLED.


September 28th, 2012
11:41 pm



September 28th, 2012
11:43 pm

Looks like the Ole Prom King sent those Shabby Ponies back to Dog Wood Road. Go Big Orange!

Lost on 78

September 28th, 2012
11:45 pm

Still waiting on Parkview to get some credit….

The Panthers are alive… ALIVE!


September 29th, 2012
8:01 am

Did you guys pay off the refs with the $$$ you made selling used cars before the game??? What the HE77 was that all about??? Bush league…


September 29th, 2012
8:41 am

Imagine how good Parkview would be with a decent coach…


September 29th, 2012
1:07 pm

We have a legendary coach…….jackass


September 29th, 2012
7:15 pm

@armyrangerdawg, what game did you watch, funny how the lesser team alwaysblames the refs or coaches for that which they could not do. score should have been 35 7 and you know it. just take the loss with some character, hell we had to for 5 years straight.

Gus……idiot statement plain and simple.


September 29th, 2012
7:27 pm

The fact is Parkview has a good team. Do they need improvement? yes, they always do but those seniors are used to winning; they have been doing it on the field their whole life under Coach Miller Coach Dunham and now Coach Flowe. And we all know what them boys did in the GFL Mafia League. Brookwood has a powerful offense and i love zach moon, shawn mcgee (who played for dunham and miller) and adam ledford. jamaal coles although a great back, he may have trouble at the next level similar to the honey badger. Coles needs “baptism” or a big bolus of character. But he show got some pops on friday. I hope he changes his after play antics attitude and gets the chance to realize his potential.


September 29th, 2012
10:19 pm

I understand how Norcross beat them 20-0. Didn’t need the forward pass against Brookwood. Come playoff time, they’d better remember how to pass, or they’ll be done in a hurry. Congratulations on the win, and proving that they’re a physically stronger team this year than Brookwood.

brookwood mom

September 30th, 2012
8:04 am

Yes winning the football game is important. But the PARKVIEW students destroying Brookwood band instruments shows the character of this school. BROOKWOOD wins hands down. Points on the scoreboard means nothing. The Parkview students showed what they are made of by this act. Parkview score is 0 in my book. These students should be suspended for this prank. Instruments are expensive and this is far more then painting paws in front of Brookwood this is vandalism.


September 30th, 2012
11:03 am

Brookwood Mom, you should have seen what your football team did in company with there coaches to the destruction of our visitor locker room. Broke 3 new lockers, a training table and tore that lid of coolerswe had put there for your team to have water; through all thir tape in the floor. Every school has some kids that do stupid things but your football team???? In front of the coaches???????? Maam you should start your own blog with a website that has flowera flutes and follies and stay off a high school football board that wants to talk about football not band instruments.


September 30th, 2012
11:05 am

And points on the scoreboard mean quite a bit!!! Ask some of the players. And “PARKVIEW WON” OOOO RAH!!

brookwood mom

September 30th, 2012
3:20 pm

Panther Pop didn’t realize that! COACHES should have stopped any bad behavior. OH want did your head coach do at the PROM?


September 30th, 2012
8:26 pm

Wow, this isnt about Coach Flowe!! Dont judge him on that, he is a good person a hard worker and a good coach. I hold the kids that damaged Brookwoods instruments in contempt and would love to get my hands on them myself but that wont happen (and it is a shame that that happened). But don’t just throw the whole school in the trash just because a few kids did some stupid ignorant things. Both Brookwood and Parkview have some very wonderful kids with great character and moral fiber that don’t deserve to be bad mouthed and bashed and called trash by an angry mother (although understood). I am assuming your child is in the band!! Sorry that happened, but for God’s sake, leave flowe and the innocent kids out of it; they had nothing to do with it. Again, PLEASE go to another forum; this is not the place for your venting.

Micah Finley

September 30th, 2012
9:34 pm

Thank you PantherPop for backing us up. Brookwood mom. I, as a football player, i apologize for the act that the kids displayed. we are young and can be immature with all the adrenaline is pumping. But what the team did was unacceptable. we never did that at y’alls place…