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Girls’ Cross Country team places second in Highlander Invitational Saturday

For the first time this season, six Braxton cross country runners placed in the top 20, and one of coach Lauri Spencer’s teams placed in a meet. The girls’ team finished second in the Highlander Invitational run at Holly Gray Park last Saturday.
The girls’ team, made up of Kate Golinsky, Logan Frame, Tiara Hunter, Tristen Brown, Nicoletta Bonazzo, and Lauryn Jarvis placed second. Individually, Golinsky, crossing the finish line at 23:11.68, placed third. With a time of 23:289.32, Logan Frame finished fourth, and Tiara Hunter’s time of 23:50.29, gave her eighth place.
For the boys, Holden Hunter placed 19th at 20:18.92. Finishing ninth, Cooper Brady ran the course in 19:20.18, and Seth Backus’ sixth place came with a time of 18:11.29.

Eagles defeated in homecoming game against Raiders

Roane County’s opening drive in last Friday night’s football game provided a preview of what was to come in the remainder of the game. Following Braxton’s opening kickoff, the Raiders took four plays to score. Although the Eagles managed to tie the score late in the first quarter, Roane dominated the scoring for the remainder of the game.
Eagles’ head coach Rob Cline mentioned several factors which contributed to Braxton’s loss. “Once again we played a tough opponent,” he said, adding “They we also much stronger than we were up front.” The coach went on to discuss the difference in the number of players on each team. “We dress 23 to 25 players for a game while Roane had more than 40. As a result, we played three to three and a half quarters of football, but then we began getting our young kids injured.”

Summersville wins tough game over Knights

“Our youth finally caught up with us; in this game, we suffered from the inability to finish a drive,” middle school coach James King said of Summersville’s 20-16 win over his football team last Thursday night. King went on to say, “Summersville is as crisp as any team I’ve ever seen in middle school. They go beyond being well-disciplined.”
An interesting fact about Thursday night’s game was that neither team punted. “Each possession that didn’t end in a score ended on downs or turnovers,” Coach King said. He also noted that together the two teams “probably had around 50 first downs.”

BCHS golf team plays in three different venues

Last week the golf team went to three different matches. On Monday they competed against Notre Dame at Clarksburg Country Club. Josh Skidmore tied for first with a 41, while Cameron Long, Clay Vincent and Gage Vincent shot 48, 56, and 56 respectively.
On Tuesday, the team traveled to Tygart Valley Lakes Golf Club to play against Grafton’s and Trinity’s golf teams. Improving his score from Monday, Skidmore again tied for first place. This time he shot a 40 for nine holes. Cameron Long brought in a 54 and Clay and Gage Vincent both shot 58. Amber Barker had a 59, and Cendall Cowen managed a 65.

Redskins finish season with a win

Flag team finished their final game of the season with a great game against Calhoun. We would like to thank all flag team coaches, players, and parents for a wonderful season. C-team had their first win with a score of 26-0. Ethan Campbell and Paxton Smith each scored two touchdowns. C-teams coaching staff is very proud to see the hard work and time the kids have put into football. Head Coach Oakey Smith believes his offense and defense were great. He states, “It is finally starting to come together and the young group of boys is playing as a team.” B-team beat Calhoun 25-6. Those scoring include: Tyler Cox with two touchdowns, Lane Morrow, and Cadence Miller each scored one touchdown. A-team continues their winning streak with a 46-0 win over Calhoun. Jesse Flint, Beau Liston, Baine Cogar, William Forbush, Drew Pritt each scored one touchdown and Logan Conley scored twice. The final game of the season will be at home on Saturday, September 27, against Gilmer County. C-team will play at 12:00, B-team at 2:00, and A-team 4:00. Come out to Flint Field and support Braxton Country football players and cheerleaders! For additional information, pictures and videos visit us on Facebook at Braxton Redskins Country Youth Football.





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