PITTSBURGH — The Brashear Bulls beat the Perry Commodores 32-18 in a sloppy contest on Friday, Sept. 24 at Cupples Stadium on Southside.
Neither team could get anything going for much of the first half. Penalties marred both teams’ performance, with Brashear committing eight penalties for 80 yards in the first half—two unsportsmanlike conduct flags and a facemask all aiding Perry’s lone first half scoring drive, capped by a 13 yard toe-dragging touchdown catch by Commodores receiver Tahron Henderson.
The Commodores, for their part, committed eight penalties for 39 yards, shooting themselves in the foot repeatedly in the first half with delay of game penalties.
Perry defensive end Tyreese Fearbry, who committed to Kentucky last week, recorded a tackle for loss, sack and an additional quarterback hit.
Kameron Cheatom, a three-star defensive end with offers from Akron, Kent State and Toledo had a few big plays of his own, sacking Perry’s quarterback for an 11 yard loss on third down early in the second quarter. Cheatom also caught a 2 point conversion attempt, leaping over the defender for a spectacular catch.
Junior four-star athlete Ta’mere Robinson subbed in at quarterback for the Bulls early in the game after starter Branndon Pezzelle suffered a leg injury. After some early misfires he settled in, aided by a strong running game.
Brashear safety Zaire Nelson broke the ice early in the second quarter with a 60 yard interception he returned for a touchdown. A delay of game on the point after try helped the Commodores defense hold Brashear to just six.
The Bulls scored on their next drive as senior receiver Daquan Griffin ran it in from four yards out before failing to convert again, taking a 12-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
Brashear bled 7:32 off the clock to start the third quarter before senior running back Rasheen Saunders recorded a 24 yard touchdown reception on fourth down, stretching the lead to 20-6 following Cheatom’s conversion.
Robinson scored on a 19-yard keeper with 2:07 remaining in the third quarter to make it 26-6.
Fearbry recorded a 65-yard touchdown reception to make it 26-12 just 17 seconds later.
Brashear answered back with 51 seconds left in the quarter when junior running back Shawn Solomon, who ran for over 200 yards on the day, made it 32-12.
Senior tight end Kareem Adams pulled the Commodores within 14 with a touchdown reception with 6:49 remaining, the final score of the game.