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Despite the Grant County High School Braves football face off with rival Owen County being postponed to Sunday because of bad weather, the Braves steamrolled the Owen County Rebels in a victory of 35-10.
That game against the Rebels showed vast improvement for the football team since the season began.
Both offense and defense showed exceptional skill, which was evident when quarterback Joseph Knipp passed to running back Derek Sutherland for the first touchdown at the beginning of the first quarter.
Also, after the Braves proved their skill in stopping the Rebel’s offense, wide receiver Marcus Rayburn scored another touchdown on a punt return soon after.
It was near the end of the first quarter when Owen County’s run of bad luck started to take hold. The Rebels suffered a total of three injuries during the game.
However Owen was not to be shut out, scoring their first and only touchdown 10 seconds before halftime.
The last injury, sustained in the third quarter, was a severe one when Rebel’s Garrett Cobb suffered a broken leg and had to be taken off the field on a gurney.
To be honest this week was so hot, we weren’t allowed to put pads on,” said Braves Coach Kevin Siple. “I think in the end, that might have helped us because we were definitely fast and quick tonight.”