After 2013 playoff upset, Brentwood War Eagles looking for redemption

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Last year, the Brentwood War Eagles had a record of 7-2-1, but were still upset in the first round by Gatewood. With that disappointment behind them, head coach Bert Brown, now in his 15th season, is hoping for a chance to avenge that loss with a stronger 2014.

"Gatewood had a great gameplan," Coach Brown said about last season’s disheartening loss, "They crowded the box on defense on us, dared us to throw the football."

The War Eagles scored 28.1 points per game last year, and will have the benefit of a returning quarterback, Samuel Joiner, which Brown believes will help, "He has learned these old traditional Delaware Wing-T plays, now he’s picking up where he left off."

Brentwood’s defense was considered a strong point in 2013 as they allowed just under 15 points a game, but will only have four starters coming back. Despite the lack of experience, Brown feels he has the players who can get the job done, "Defensive end Andre McNeely, he was one of our most improved players on defense a year ago."

Other players returning include Ty Mimbs, Tristan Smith, Garrett Senter, and Wes Moye.

Brentwood plays their fist game on August 22nd, versus Westminster of Augusta.