During the past week, Royals head coach Tracy White had said they could be playing the next state champion in speaking about Friday's game at Brooks County. He, like everyone knew that a well-played game would be their only shot at an upset.
Unfortunately for the Royals, that wouldn't happen. Brooks scored 16 points on their first two possessions, the Royals dropped a certain touchdown pass, and the Trojans got another touchdown off a Royal fumble in the first half. Those scores combined with Brooks QB Malcolm Parrish's second touchdown pass in the final seconds led the Trojans to a 28-7 halftime lead.
Bleckley would have a better second half offensively but saw their season end 55-28. Parrish had 190 on the ground and 153 through the air. In his final game, Tavon Ross rushed for 75 yards on 14 carries and a pair of touchdowns. He was also 3 of 6 for 106 yards passing, including a 58-yard touchdown pass to D'Andre Pitts.