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The New Brockton Gamecocks (4-3, 1-3) traveled to Slocomb on Oct. 1 and dropped a frustrating Class 3A, Region 2 matchup with the Slocomb Red Tops (3-3, 2-1) by a score of 35-7.

The Gamecocks failed to get their running game going against the Red Tops with just 33 yards on the ground, but the biggest issue was an eye-popping eight interceptions.

After both defenses dominated the first quarter, Slocomb finally got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a 7-yard touchdown pass. The two-point try failed but Slocomb led 6-0. New Brockton answered with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Brayson Carr to Jaxon Whitworth. The PAT gave New Brockton its first and only lead of the game 7-6.

Things then began to unravel for New Brockton. Slocomb scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to take back the lead 14-7 after a two-point conversion and then the Red Tops returned an interception for a touchdown to go up 21-7 heading into halftime.

Slocomb opened the second half with another pick-six to go up 27-7 and later in the period went up 35-7 with a 9-yard run. Neither team managed to find the end-zone again.

Carr completed 5-of-30 pass attempts for 125 yards and a touchdown for New Brockton, while Jamarucs Brown rushed for 43 yards on 14 carries to lead the Gamecock offense. Whitworth also had seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown along with Matt Smith hauling in two catches for 42 yards.

Defensively, New Brockton was led by Michael Siniard with nine tackles, two tackles-for-loss and Tre Boland recorded 10 tackles, one fumble recovery and two tackles-for-loss. Drew Cashin totaled seven tackles and an interception, while Jamarcus Brown had nine tackles and a tackle-for-loss. Josh Bethea amassed six tackles and a tackle-for-loss.

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