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Brantley Football Shines Against University

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On Friday, September 21st, the varsity football team charges through the banner to start the game. The Patriots won the game, with a final score of  35-28

On Friday, September 21st, the varsity football team charges through the banner to start the game. The Patriots won the game, with a final score of 35-28

Photo provided by: Marietta Long

Photo provided by: Marietta Long

On Friday, September 21st, the varsity football team charges through the banner to start the game. The Patriots won the game, with a final score of 35-28

Carson Cashion, Staff Writer

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On Friday, Sept. 21, the varsity football team faced off against the Orange City University Titans in the annual homecoming game. It was a nail biting game, but the Patriot’s emerged on top, with a final score of 35-28.

The home team, as usual, dominated with their running backs. They racked up over 400 rushing yards, in a match that the Titans will surely not want to remember.

Our rushing game is always our strength so our success is usually determined by its effectiveness,” assistant football coach Skip Clayton said. “Our guys came out and played hard both on the line and in the backfield and it showed on the field. We were able to identify some weaknesses on their defense and the guys did a great job applying the game plan.”

The offense was not the only part of the team carrying their own weight; the defense rose to the occasion late in the game to stop O.C. University’s offense and to seal the game for Brantley. The success in these big moments can be attributed to the time spent outside of the Friday nights.

Really it’s just about preparation,” defensive coordinator Miller said. “It’s like taking a test. If you study for it, you will feel more confident when you take the test, and it’s the same thing with players. The more that they practice and see the stuff they will see in game situations, the more prepared in the game they will be.”

The win on homecoming is huge, not just for the team but for the Patriot community. The game attracts current and former students alike, as well as the entire Altamonte Springs community.

Homecoming increases our energy and level of play,” Miller said. “They’re playing in front of their peers, their parents, and history through the old players that come to watch them play. They have a lot to play for, and the energy in the crowd really transfers over to the energy on the field.”

As the season reaches the halfway point, the win sets an optimistic tone for the rest of the season. The push for playoffs is around the corner, but as the end of the season gets closer, so do the players.

“Going forward, our team is coming closer as brothers,” Williams said. “We’re motivating each other to do better everyday and win these ball games.”

 

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Carson Cashion, Staff Reporter

Carson Cashion is a first-year Staff Reporter for the Brantley Banner. He is a junior at Lake Brantley High School, and is looking forward to gaining writing experience and improving his skill while on staff. He plays trumpet in the Lake Brantley Band, and plays Water Polo for the school in the spring. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Latin club. When he isn’t involved in extracurriculars, Carson enjoys playing fetch with his German Shepard, Baxter. He grew up surrounded by sports, and was brainwashed by his brothers into becoming an avid watcher of every sport besides golf. His biggest accomplishments in life include passing the AP World History national, teaching his dog to shake his hand, and convincing his father to take him to the 2018 Rose Bowl. After high school, Carson hopes to go to whatever university will take him, and pursue a career in sports journalism.

 

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