2023 Football Preview: Broome
The Broome Centurions head into the 2023 season looking for another successful year after finishing 2022 second in the region and hosting a playoff game. Unfortunately they fell to Woodruff 42-34 in the opening round. Coach Lyn Fleming is excited about the upcoming season as the Centurions return several key pieces from last year’s team, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
Kamajay Brackett-Brannon is back under center and with a full season already under his belt, he’s expected to improve even more in his senior season. The dual threat quarterback showed flashes of brilliance last year, and will hope to be more consistent in his final year of high school. Beside him in the backfield will be stud sophomore running back Jaylen McGill. McGill burst onto the scene last season as a freshman, and has already received college offers from the likes of Clemson and South Carolina, among others. The 5’10, 185 pound back will be leaned on heavily in both the running and passing game this fall, and with a back as talented as McGill expectations for the offense are sky high. I wouldn’t be shocked if both Brackett-Brannon and McGill both end up with more than 1,000 yards rushing this year.
On the defensive side the Centurions return several key players as they hope to improve on the 26 points per game they allowed last season. While several players are practicing going both ways (offense and defense), Coach Fleming feels his team has better depth than in years past. Seniors Cam Scruggs (DE) and Troy Agnew (LB) will lead a front seven that should be among the best in the region. If the secondary can limit the mistakes and big plays, I expect Broome to be much improved on that side of the ball.
The Centurions return senior kicker Mason Dickson so the kicking game is in good hands should there be any tight games late. Overall this Broome team will go as McGill and Bracket-Brannon go. If they play well, as I expect they will, Broome should challenge for a region title and be poised for a deep postseason run. This could be the most successful season under Coach Fleming and the fans in Pacolet and Cowpens are rightfully excited for the fall.
|Sept. 29||Traveler’s Rest*||Home||7:30pm|
|Oct. 6||Blue Ridge*||Away||7:30pm|