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The Brentwood Bruins used a strong rushing attack to get their first region win Friday.

At Region 7-5A foe Dickson County (1-4, 0-2), the Bruins (2-3, 1-1) ran for 275 yards on 49 carries and scored five touchdowns on the ground to win 45-26.

The big night for Brentwood followed two games in which the Cougars gave up 894 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.

Matthew Phillips led the way for Brentwood with 182 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries. Quarterback Carson Shacklett added 44 yards and two scores on nine rushes, and Kaden Dreier had eight runs for 46 yards and a TD.

After a first quarter in which both teams were hot offensively, ending 14-13 in favor of BHS, the Bruins controlled the middle of the game. Over the second and third quarters they outscored the Cougars 17-0.

Dickson County came into the game hot offensively behind quarterback Jacob Murphree (1,724 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions). Brentwood may have kept the Cougars rushing game at bay (4 yards on 19 attempts), but Murphree and the passing attack continued its good play.

He connected on 28-of-41 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a rushing score and was picked off once.

With the win Brentwood moves to 1-1 in Region 7-5A. It trails Rossview, Henry County and Centennial by one game in the region standings with a home matchup against Clarksville Northeast upcoming in Week 6.

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