FOUR DOWNS: BROOKVILLE

The Tyrone football team made it two in a row to start the season Friday with a 30-0 victory over Brookville at Gray-Veterans Memorial Field. Tyrone scored on its first possession and never looked back behind a defensive effort that produced a shutout for just the second time in the last seven seasons.

Here are four takeaway from the non-conference victory.

FIRST DOWN: Backfield penetration

Tyrone’s defensive line continued to bull its way into the opposition’s backfield, leading an effort that stopped seven plays behind the line of scrimmage. Combined with last week’s breakout performance against Bellwood-Antis, the Eagles have now dropped 16 plays for losses.

Junior Braden Ewing has proven especially hard to stop, registering 3 tackles for loss against the Raiders after getting 3.5 against B-A.

While the defensive line has spearheaded most of the penetration, the truth is the Eagles are getting big stops from a variety of areas. For example, Colton Veres and Brady Ronan, both defensive backs, each have tackles for loss over the first two weeks.

Both games were important because Tyrone’s line was going up against bigger units, despite the gains the Eagles’ line has made in terms of strength and size through offseason workouts.

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