Brantley Football Bounces Back Against Buchholz


Photo provided by: Three Point Photography

On Friday, Sept. 13, the varsity football team races through the banner to start their game. They played against the Lake Mary Rams, and lost 0-49.

Carson Cashion, Sports Editor

The rapper “Big Sean” famously once said, “last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back.” On the night of Friday, Sept. 20, the varsity football team did just that, dominating the Buchholz Bobcats and winning by a score of 40 to 19.

The previous week, the team had fallen to the rival Lake Mary Rams at home, 0-42. Because of this tough loss, the team saw the game against Buchholz as a chance at redemption, and an opportunity to get their season back on track.

“This game was a very important game to our team,” senior football player Travis Lesko said. “We needed to bounce back and get to playing to Brantley football, which we got away from during the Lake Mary game. It was made easier with the band and fans to see how much our fans and all still have faith in us.”  

Our foundation is getting to be a good group of people that can carry us far. And you can’t get anywhere without having a foundation.

— Travis Lesko

Lesko, a dominant running back, carried the load for the team’s offense, rushing for 271 yards and adding four touchdowns to cap off a commanding night on the ground. Part of his success could possibly be attributed to the style of offense the team runs: a triple option attack.

“We run the triple option which is a running style offense that takes a lot of repetitions in practice,” coach David Delfiacco said. “The offseason training helps in developing speed, strength and agility to perform in our offense.”

Despite the loss to Lake Mary, all signs point to the teams’ best games being ahead of them. The team still has many big games on their schedule, such as homecoming, senior night, and potential playoff matchups, that they will be more prepared for after the tough loss to the Rams.

“I am really optimistic about the rest of the season since everything is finally coming together,” Lesko said. “Our foundation is getting to be a good group of people that can carry us far. And you can’t get anywhere without having a foundation.”