Brashear went for 54 yards on five carries for WHS, while Devine was the second leading Hatchet rusher with 60 yards on nine carries. Devine also added 132 yards on seven kickoff returns and 75 yards on four receptions.
But the Braves nearly topped 500 yards of total offense with 312 rushing yards and 143 yards through the air. Wilson picked up 52 yards rushing and 82 yards receiving, while Wischmeier was the top rusher with 97 yards on five attempts as Brownstown Central netted 455 yards of total offense.
The loss snapped a streak of seven straight opening round sectional victories for Washington. But the Hatchets finished the season playing their best according to their coach.
“At the end of the season, you want your team to be playing its best football, and we definitely were,” said Brashear. “Yeah, they got 62 points tonight, but they are a very good football team. And we were able to hang 30 points on a very good defensive football team. So there’s something to be proud of there.
“As a coach, all you want is for them to give you everything they’ve got, and they definitely did that tonight,” added Brashear. “Things didn’t go our way tonight, but I just love these kids, they were a fun group to coach.”