Braves best Covington Latin Spartans 6-0

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The Grant County Braves earned their fifth win of the season Sept. 5 with a 6-0 shutout victory against the Covington Latin Spartans. Goals came from Cody Crittenden, Cameron Smith, Brayden Taylor, two from Nick Kells and a header from Andrew Gibson.
The Braves started out slow but quickly found their pace. Crittenden was able to score the first goal in the 11th minute of the match, followed by Smith’s goal three minutes later.


The lead put the Braves in a position to play their younger kids, and they did not disappoint.
Braves Head Coach Garrett Griffith used the 0-2 record of Covington Latin to help form his game plan.

“I think we did a better job a passing, keeping the ball wide and scoring off crosses, which is what we wanted to do,” Griffin said. “We’re a lot more skilled than Covington Latin is, so I told the boys to use this time to practice playing the right way.”
Kells scored his first goal in the 26th minute of the first half, giving Grant County a 3-0 lead. Usually playing defense, Kells played this game in midfield, where he hasn’t played since middle school.

“When I came into high school we had some pretty talented strikers, so from there I switched to defense,” Kells said. “But today I got out there and just did what was best for the team, played where they needed me.”

The Braves kept the momentum rolling into the second half, as Taylor’s goal in the third minute put Grant County up 4-0. Kells and Gibson’s goals gave the final push the Braves needed, as they went on to defeat the Spartans 6-0.