Bruton rallies for 43-20 win over Greensville County

Virginia Gazette

YORK — Junior Kapri Doucet scored three touchdowns Friday to lead Bruton to a 43-20 win over Greensville County in the Panthers’ home opener.

In the first half, Doucet had eight carries for 53 yards, including two touchdowns.

The Panthers scored first with a 23-yard field goal by Peter McReynolds with six minutes to play in the first quarter.

The Eagles answered with a 67-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Malik Turner to Kaleel Crawley.

Noah Butler’s kick was good and Greensville took a 7-3 lead with 4:28 left in the first quarter.

Austin Wyatt then posted a 63-yard rushing touchdown to extend the Eagles’ lead to 14-3 with 36 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Bruton fought back. On a seven-play, 2 1/2-minute drive, Doucet scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run. McReynolds’ kick was good, and Bruton was down 14-10.

The Panthers’ Richard Taylor picked off a Greensville pass and returned it for a touchdown, then Doucet had a 44-yard touchdown run to make Bruton’s lead 22-20 at the half.

The Panthers tightened their defense, holding Greensville scoreless for the remainder of the contest.

Taylor intercepted another pass and returned the ball for a 16-yard touchdown. Doucet added his final touchdown of the night with a 25-yard run with 6:06 left on the clock.

On a 20-yard run, Elijah Rice took Bruton to the final score of 43-20.


Greensville: 14; 6; 0; 0 -- 20

Bruton: 3; 19; 0; 21 -- 43

First quarter

B: Peter McReynolds 23 FG.

G: Malik Turner 67-yard pass to Kaleel Crawley, Butler kick.

G: Austin Wyatt, 63-yard run; Butler kick.

Second quarter

B: Kapri Doucet 1 run; McReynolds kick.

B: Richard Taylor 55 run; kick failed.

G: Dondre Mason 65 kickoff return; kick failed.

B: Doucet 44 run; run failed.

Fourth quarter

B: Taylor 16 run; McReynolds kick.

B: Doucet 15 run; McReynolds kick.

B: Elijah Rice 20 run; McReynolds kick.

Bruton , Greensville

First downs: 11; 4

Rushes-yards: 40-247; 22-153

Passing: 16; 82

Penalties-yards: 6-45; 9-120

Fumbles: 1-0; 1-1

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