2012-10-24 / Sports

Spartans battle Brentwood in crucial region matchup

By Tres Bragg

The GISA Class-2AA region will be shaken up after this Friday, and Edmund Burke’s chances of a region title will depend on results from this game.

The Spartans will welcome Brentwood Academy to Rogers Field on Friday, where one team will be taken out of championship contention and another will push themselves towards the top. Edmund Burke and Brentwood both have 1-1 region records so far, and both schools have two region games left in the season. Although the Spartans and Eagles will more than likely advance to the state playoffs, the winner of Friday night’s game will have a much better chance at securing an easier seed for the first round. The higher seed could also guarantee home field advantage for the winner.

The Spartans have beat Brentwood the past two years, outscoring them 55-9 during the two games. However, the Eagles have a big edge in the overall record department with a 16-8- 2 record against Edmund Burke. Friday’s game will mark the 27th meeting between the two rivals.

If the Spartans can pull off a win, they will hold their fate in their own hands. EBA will have one last region game against Trinity next Friday night in Dublin. Trinity is the only undefeated team in the region, but still has to beat Bethesda this weekend to keep a perfect region record. Even if Trinity wins, they’ll have to beat Edmund Burke next week to secure the region title.

With several different scenarios still possible, Edmund Burke has to get a win against Brentwood in order to stay in the hunt. This Friday’s kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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