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Postgame Recap | Briarwood blanks Wenonah 34-0

Birmingham, AL – The Briarwood Christian Lions left no doubt that they deserve to be the top ranked team in class 5A.  Fred Yancey’s number one ranked Lions avenged their 2016 playoff loss to the Wenonah Dragons 34-0 Friday night at Lion’s Pride Stadium.  

Briarwood quarterback Michael Hiers lead the way for the Lions with four total touchdowns as the Lions piled up 305 yards of total offense while holding the Dragons to just over 200 on the night.  

Briarwood’s Patrick Blythe sparked the Lions early with a first half fumble recovery that set up Hiers first touchdown strike to Noah Whatley from just inside the Dragon 20 yard line.  

The Lion defense struck again two plays into the Dragon’s next possession as Andrew Sharrod picked off a Carlos Rogers pass and returned it for a score putting the home team up 14-0 early in the second quarter.   Hiers called his own number on the next Lion possession, rushing into the endzone from 15 yards out.  Two minutes later the senior signal caller hooked up with junior J.R. Tran-Reno for a 59 yard score capping a 20 point second half performance for the Lions.  

The Lions carried a 27-0 lead into the locker room .  

After the fireworks of the first half, the Lions only crossed the goal line once after the break on a Heirs to Hudson Hartsfield 30 yard pitch and catch capping the game at 34-0 midway through the third.  

Briarwood quarterback Michael Heirs finished the game with three touchdowns through the air and one on the ground while completing 10 of 14 passes for 215 yards.  Tran-Reno added 99 total yards and Luke Prewett paced the Lions on the ground with 41 rushing yards.

Wenonah quarterback Carlos Rogers finished the night with 166 total yards while completing 9 of 23 passes and rushing for 60 yards.  

The Lions will look to remain unbeaten Friday night as they travel to western Jefferson County to take on the Fairfield Tigers (1-2) (1-1).  

Wenonah will host the Shelby County Wildcats (2-1) (1-1) at Bell-Culpepper Stadium.