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  • Clay Target Competes at State Meet

    Brookwood School’s Clay Target Team had a strong showing at the State GISA Clay Target Championship held last week at Forest City Gun Club in Savannah, Georgia.  This historic gun club hosted over 600 athletes from 36 independent schools across the state.  The Brookwood team had 13 Varsity members and 6 Middle School shooters qualified.  The format of the tournament for Varsity was 100 skeet, 100 trap, and 100 sporting clay targets, and the middle school format included 50 skeet, 50 trap, and 100 sporting clay targets. 
     
    The varsity team was led by its top overall scorer junior Will Bryant with 253 targets total, followed by sophomore Ava Cauley and freshman Max Powers with 232 targets each, then sophomore Parker Lee with 220 targets, and senior Will Tinney with 209 targets total.  Bryant’s score included a 90 out of 100 in skeet.  Cauley and Bryant tied in trap with 89 targets each, which was the 9th highest trap score of the entire match. 
     
    Cauley medaled individually in all 3 disciplines.  She was 3rd female overall, 3rd female in trap, 3rd female in sporting clays, and 4th female in skeet.  This performance included a perfect round of trap, shooting 28 straight, a feat only repeated a few teams by any athlete at the match.

    The middle school team was led by its top 3 scorers Clark Carter and Will Kadel with 124 targets each and Pearson Taylor with 88 targets.
     
    This program has exploded in popularity since it was first recognized as a sport by the GISA several years ago.  It is now one of the most participated sports in the independent school forum.  This growth is timed well with the opening of the Ranges at Oakfield.  Many of these local athletes can be seen practicing there on weekends and afternoons.
     
    Further, the introduction to the sport at the high school level has already begun to lead to higher levels of competition for our local athletes.  Both Will Bryant and Ava Cauley qualified for the Junior Olympics last year, a national event hosted each summer by USA Shooting at the Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs.  Winners at this event become members of the Olympic shooting development team.  Unfortunately, the event was canceled because of the pandemic but both intend to pursue a qualifying spot again this year.  Cauley will be defending her title as the 2020 Georgia State Olympic Trap women’s champion, and Bryant will be competing in Olympic Skeet.
     
    The Brookwood’s team is led by coach Mike Simpson, the founder of South Georgia Youth Shooting Sports in Hartsfield, Georgia.  Over his decades of coaching experience, he has trained several youth shooters to the World Cup and professional level.  Coach Simpson stated, “My reward as their Coach is to watch them grow and mature into not only champions but into tomorrow's leaders. I embrace the future of this young group of athletes, and I hope to continue to see them succeed in their quest for excellence.”
  • Warrior Review, Football Host Southland for Region Title!

    To see the highlights and breakdown of last week's win exciting win over Valwood, watch this week's Warrior Review with Coach Boggs and Greg Eiford!

    Coach Webb and Coach Giudice also join this week's episode to preview the upcoming basketball season.

    Warrior Football hosts Southland Academy tonight for the Region Championship! The Warriors are 2-0 in Region with thrilling finishes over Tiftarea, winning 28-27, and last week's 27-24 win over Valwood. The Raiders come in to Warrior Stadium 1-1 in Region play, with a last second loss to Valwood and a win over Tiftarea last week.

    To read a preview of tonight's game from the Times-Enterprise, click here!

    Tonight's winner takes the Region title! Go Warriors!
  • Warrior Review

    Check out this week's episode of Warrior Review with Coach Boggs and Greg Eiford, reviewing the exciting win over Tiftarea!

    Click here to watch this week's episode.
  • Lauderdale, Boltja Set to Sign Letters of Intent on Wednesday

    Congratulations to Jacob Lauderdale and Jack Boltja, both set to sign their National Letters of Intent this Wednesday to play collegiate athletics at Division I programs! The signing ceremony will take place in the Hall of Fame section of the Beverly Athletic Center and be streamed across campus for classmates to see.

    Jacob '21 will sign to play Baseball at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina
    and Jack '21 will sign to play Golf at Georgia Southern in Statesboro.

    Jacob's junior season on the diamond with Brookwood was cut short due to the season being cancelled at the start of COVID-19. He has also been a top performer on Brookwood's football team. Coastal Carolina baseball has become one of the most consistent winning programs in the country, making the NCAA Tournament 16 times since 2001. Competing out of the Big South Conference, the Chanticleers have been rewarded with multiple Regional host sites, #1 seeds, and broke through in 2016 winning the College World Series with wins over Florida, Texas Tech, TCU, and Arizona.

    Boltja and his Brookwood Golf teammates were unable to compete very long in a season that expected a State Championship run in the Spring of 2020. In September of this year, he won the Harris English Invitational at Glen Arven. Jack also is a starter on Brookwood's basketball team. Georgia Southern Golf has experienced strong success the last few years. Competing out of the Sun Belt Conference, the Eagles finished 4th out of 13 teams at the Stanford Regional in Palo Alto, California last year and qualified for the NCAA Championships where they finished 26th in the nation. In 4 of the last 5 seasons, the Eagles have finished 1st or 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference. 
  • Clay Target Wins, 133-132!

    Warrior Clay Target took a victory in a close meet over Colquitt Christian 133-132 this past week.

    Max Powers had a perfect round of 25 in the Skeet event! Parker Lee was right behind posting a near perfect 24. Callan Walker took first place in the Trap division, scoring 24.

    The Warriors continue to get closer to the State Meet, which will be late in November.
  • Warrior Football on a Roll, Hosts Homecoming vs. Tiftarea

    Warrior Football returns for the first home game after a three-game road winning streak! Brookwood capped off the three consecutive Fridays away from home with another impressive performance, beating Southwest Georgia Academy 41-28.
     
    To read a full recap from the Times-Enterprise, click here!

    Friday night's homecoming game against Tiftarea Academy is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. To pre-register for fan attendance, please use the link here.
     
    Landon Hall, Play of the Week
    Landon Hall's touchdown catch is up for this week's WTXL Play of the Week! Vote for Landon here!
  • Region Champions! Boys XC Takes 1st Place, Girls Take 2nd

    Brookwood Cross Country had a strong showing at the GISA AAA-3 Region Meet on Saturday in Valdosta, with the Boys taking the region title and girls finishing as runner-up.

    With Kent Grayson, only in 8th grade, taking first place overall individually and three other Warrior runners finishing in the Top-10 it was a dominant day for the boys. Nic Kadel, Zack Counts, and Benjamin Filston finished 7th, 9th, and 10th respectively to help Brookwood's team score.

    The Lady Warriors took runner-up, with two Top-10 finishers in Katie Knifer with a 7th place finish and Peggy Boltja right behind in 8th.

    The teams will travel to Macon for Saturday's GISA State Meet. 
  • Warrior Review

    Watch this week's Warrior Review, as Head Coach Shane Boggs breaks down last week's blowout win over Edmund Burke with Greg Eiford!

    Watch here!
  • Warrior Review

  • Cross Country Runs in Americus

    Warrior Cross Country had a great meet at Southland Academy this past Saturday. A total of 26 schools participated, with Brookwood's MS Girls taking 2nd place and Varsity Girls finishing 5th. Abby Stalvey and Kent Grayson both placed 2nd individually in each of the Middle School races.

    Varsity Girls
    Peggy Boltja 24:35 (17th out of 83)
    Emma Szwarc 25:13 (21st)
    Mary Claire Chapman 26:41 (35th)
    Lady Warriors placed 5th as a team!
     
    Middle School Girls (57 total runners)
    Abby Stalvey 14:09 (2nd overall out of 57)
    Addison Gamble 15:49 (13th)
    Courtney Wolsfelt 16:43 (20th)
    Waverly Waldrep 17:10 (25th)
    Eva Nicholson 17:59 (32nd)
    MS Lady Warriors place 2nd as a team!
     
    Middle School Boys
    Kent Grayson 11:41 (2nd out of 61!)
    John Roesel 14:21 (21st)
    James Mizell 14:33 (22nd)
     
    Brookwood Varsity will resume competition Saturday, October 31st at their Region Meet at Valwood. State will be held November 7th in Macon. 
     
  • Clay Target Hosts Tournament, Takes 3rd Place

    Brookwood Clay Target hosted a meet at the Meadows Gun Club in Macon this past Saturday. Over 75 athletes competed. Brookwood came in 3rd overall as a team with Callan Walker placing 3rd individually for the Varsity division and Clark Carter placing 3rd in JV division. Max Powers, a freshman, shot an impressive 96/100 in sporting clays- the 4th highest score. Brookwood had 20 athletes competing in varsity and JV events. Way to go Warriors!

    It was a beautiful day with great volunteer participation from our parents. A special thank you to Jeanna Bryant who coordinated all concessions and lunch from Chick-fil-A.  Also, a huge thank you to our coach, Mike Simpson!  He is developing some outstanding athletes who are developing skills they will be able to use for decades after their high school careers.
  • Warrior Football Wins, Uses Another Great 4th Quarter

    Warrior football has proven a consistent theme in wins this season - dominating the 4th Quarter. Friday night in Macon against Tattnall Square Academy was another chapter in this season's book of making game-winning plays down the stretch.

    Trailing 3-0 at halftime after a Trojan field goal to end the first half, Brookwood traded touchdowns with Tattnall in the third quarter. The Warriors scored on an Ethan Myers two-yard run from the fullback position to make it a 10-6 game going into the final frame. After both defenses dominated for three quarters, it was time for the offenses to go wild.

    Tattnall took a 17-6 lead with just under 8 minutes to play before quarterback Dallas Forsyth and the rest of the Warrior offense got hot. Forsyth found senior receiver Jacob Lauderdale in the end zone with 5 minutes left and Josh McCaskill caught a two-point conversion to bring the score to 17-14. Tattnall responded, perhaps too quickly, to extend the lead 24-14.

    Forsyth found TJ Thomas for a highlight-reel catch, a 31-yard touchdown with just 3:29 left in the game to make it 24-21. After being great all game, the Brookwood defense had one last big stop in them to force a 3-and-out punt by Tattnall with 3:08 to go.

    The Warrior offense took over at its own 10-yard line trailing by 3. A couple of undisciplined personal fouls by the home team Trojans jump started the Brookwood drive before Forsyth found Lauderdale on a big gain down the sideline with 2:08 to go. With 1:31 remaining, Forsyth rolled to his right and found Lauderdale - his main target on the night with Nathan Yokley out - for the go-ahead touchdown.

    With a 27-24 lead, the defense had to take the field. Once again, a 3-and-out ended the game. The Warriors improve to 3-3 on the season and look to build momentum coming off a great win. The Warriors are on the road the next two Friday nights, first at Edmund Burke then at Southwest Georgia Academy.
  • Grayson, Stalvey Win Middle School State Cross Country!

    Saturday was a big day for the Cross Country program, as the Middle School team competed in the State Meet event for GISA.
     
    Kent Grayson took 1st place in Boys, Abby Stalvey took 1st place in Girls, and the Boys finished Runner-up as a team just 4 seconds away from 1st place.
     
    Zack Counts placed in the Top 10 of the Varsity Boys race with an 8th overall finish and Peggy Boltja beat her Personal Record time, finishing in 12th overall of the Varsity Girls race.
     
    The group continues to break personal records across all levels! Great job, Warrior runners!
  • Warriors Dominate 2nd Half to Beat Briarwood, Host Terrell Academy Tonight

    Warrior Football took last Friday's game 34-9 with a great 4th Quarter over Briarwood. For a full recap in the Times-Enterprise, read here!

    For a preview of tonight's home game against Terrell Academy, read here! Tonight's game finishes a four game homestand, with the Warriors scheduled to play the next three weeks on the road.
  • Katherine Cook Commits to Florida State University

    Katherine Cook already knows where she wants to attend college and compete collegiately at the highest level of Division I Golf. The Brookwood School Junior recently accepted a scholarship offer and committed to Florida State University, where she plans to sign with the Seminoles program next year in November 2021.

    "I just really narrowed it down over time and I've always wanted to compete at a high level. This is where I decided I would be able to best succeed," Cook said.

    Cook has seemingly grown up on a golf course competing in tournaments throughout the country. This summer, she won the MAADA 9th Annual Atlanta Junior Classic. An impressive -6 in the event’s 1st Round helped propel her to the win.

    As a Freshman she helped Brookwood finish 3rd as a team in the State Tournament. Her Sophomore school season was cut short, with the Warriors only able to compete in a few tournaments before the season was shut down during the pandemic.

    Cook knows it's a long wait until Signing Day next fall, but knew the Seminoles were the team she wanted to be on in the future. She says, "I love the coaches. It's a great program and facility. We're going to have a great team when I'm there."

    The Seminoles finished 2nd in the ACC in 2019 and advanced to the NCAA Champions Finals that year. Their 2020 season was cut short due to the pandemic.

    Verbal commitments are non-binding. Cook can sign her National Letter of Intent in November of next year as a high school Senior.
  • Warrior Cross Country Big Day in Tallahassee

    Brookwood Cross Country continued their strong season on Saturday in Tallahassee, competing in the Florida State University School meet against fifteen schools and top competition.

    The Middle School Boys took first place as a team! Kent Grayson took first place individually, his second Middle School division win in a row. James Mizell (5th), John Roesel (7th), and Matthew Lauderdale (9th) each finished in the Top 10 individually!

    In Varsity action, Abby Stalvey finished 11th out of 66 runners as only an 8th grader. Kent Grayson competed in the Varsity meet as well, finishing 5th out of 78 runners against much older competition.

    Keep up the good work, Warrior runners!

    To see more photos from the event of our runners in action, click here!

    Varsity Girls Results
    Varsity Girls placed 6th out of 11 teams

    Abby Stalvey - 11th out of 66
    Katie Knifer - 22nd out of 66
    Peggy Boltja - 29th out of 66
     
    Boys Varsity Results
    Kent Grayson - 5th out of 78
    Nic Kadel - 44th out of 78
    Zach Counts - 52nd out of 78
     
    Girls Middle School 
    Girls MS placed 3rd as a team
    Abby Stalvey - 8th out of 23
    Addison Gamble - 10th out of 23
     
    Boys Middle School
    Boys MS placed 1st as a team!
    Kent Grayson - 1st out of 20
    James Mizell - 5th out of 20
    John Roesel - 7th out of 20
    Matthew Lauderdale - 9th out of 20
  • Watch! Girls Basketball Receives State Champs Rings, Highlight Video

    Congratulations to Lady Warrior Basketball! The 2020 State Champions received their championship rings at halftime of Friday night's football game and were part of the WTXL highlights.

    To see a highlight video recapping the State Championship win, click here!
  • Warrior Football, Lauderdale Voted WTXL Week 4 Play of the Week!

    After over 500 votes casted, Warrior Football had WTXL's Play of the Week! Jacob Lauderdale's fumble recovery and return for a touchdown gave Brookwood a 21-6 lead just before halftime against Seminole County.

    To watch the video from last nights segment, click here!
  • Warriors Win Big Over Seminole County, 42-13

    Brookwood Football took last week's home game over Seminole County with a dominant last five minutes, turning a 21-13 lead into a 42-13 blowout late in the game.
     
  • Vote! Jacob Lauderdale Scoop & Score Fumble Recovery up for WTXL Play of the Week!

    Senior Jacob Lauderdale's game-changing fumble recovery and return for a touchdown is up for WTXL's Play of the Week!

    Go vote here by Wednesday night!
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Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.