BRANDON — Sickles came back and shut out Brandon in the second half. Brandon led at halftime, 24-22, but allowed 14 unanswered points in the second half as Sickles took the win away from the Eagles on their home turf.
"Our offense showed up today," Sickles coach Pat O'Brien said. "We've been (tough) on our kids after the rough loss last week, but I'm extremely proud of our kids today."
In the first half, the Eagles and Gryphons exchanged the lead four times. Yet in the second half Brandon had no answer for Sickles' dominating rushing attack.
Sickles scored in the third quarter on a 60-yard drive to take the lead, and again in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard drive.
Cary White of Sickles rushed for 198 yards, 113 in the first half. White had two rushing touchdowns. In addition, Sickles defense intercepted Alan Knippel three times.
Ben Keller, Times Correspondent