Two teams with similar styles will face off tonight when the Brookfield Bulldogs host the Lawson Cardinals in the opening round of district play. The Bulldogs concluded the season with back-to-back conference wins over Clark County and Highland. Coach Cory Luke says the Bulldogs have momentum heading into the postseason.
The Bulldogs feature just five seniors on this year’s roster. Among them is Colton Parn who has been a catalyst in almost every facet of the Brookfield offense. Sophomore Trayce Switzer has taken over primary quarterback duties from Parn, throwing for over 1,000 yards and eleven touchdowns. They face a Lawson squad that is sitting at 2-7. Luke says they’re not taking the Cardinals lightly.
Three of the Cardinals’ losses have come to state-ranked opponents and three more have been by seven points or less. The Cardinals have also faced adversity in the form of seven season-ending injuries within the first four weeks. Lawson head coach Caleb Crawford says players have stepped up amid the adversity.
Both teams run Wing-T offenses. Crawford says they’re intent on being a run-heavy team against the Bulldogs.
Brookfield won the last meeting with Lawson in district play 44-0 back in 2020. The winner of this year’s contest will face top-seeded East Buchanan next week in the district semifinals. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Colin Schowe will have the call.