Head coach Matt Plunkett’s first Brewer team ended its season on a winning note, defeating Lawrence County 35-6 last Friday night.

“Big win to finish our season strong,” Plunkett said. “I was proud of the way our team chose to finish.

“We learned a lot this year and I’m very excited about getting the off season started.”

Caden Childers was 11-for-17 passing for 254 yards and one touchdown, an 83-yard strike to DJ Burney for the Patriots’ final score. Childers also ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns.

Childers got the Patriots’ barrage going with a 1-yard scoring run with 5:07 left in the first quarter. Lucas Simpson ran in the two-point conversion.

Lee Murray then had a pick-six in the first quarter to make it 15-0.

Childers ran 3 yards for a second-quarter TD to make it 22-6, then Childers had another 1-yard TD run with 4:21 left in the third quarter to put the game away.

Childers’ bomb to Burney was the icing on the cake.

Brewer had 454 yards of total offense. Walker Latham had 116 yards on seven catches. Simpson had seven carries for 57 yards.

In addition to his pick-six, Murray had eight tackles and another interception.

The game – but more the effort and hard work of his players – left Plunkett very optimistic about the future.

“We’re going to return a lot of players from this year’s team,” he said. “We will grow up a lot and will develop some really good players this spring and summer.

“The sky is the limit for Brewer High School.”

• The previous week, Brewer fell to nearby rival Fairview, 55-14.

Eli Frost (55 and 75 yards) had a pair of touchdown runs in the first quarter, while Dalton Payne (85-yard touchdown run and 70-yard touchdown catch) and Parker Martin (touchdown run) also found the end zone in the opening frame to help the Aggies surge ahead 35-0, according to The Cullman Times.

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