The Brown County Eagles football team played the Greencastle Tiger Cubs last Friday, October 18. This was an important game for BC because it was the Eagles’ senior night, in addition to being a WIC cross over game.
Within the first play of the game, a player of the opposing team was knocked out cold by #24 Javan Oliphant of the Eagles. The game was paused until an ambulance arrived for a welfare check. With Greencastle taking the lead 4 minutes into the first quarter and making the field goal, the Eagles’ hopes plummetted.
In the next play, Sophomore Kody Walsh caught the kick off for a big run, leading to a touchdown. The game was then tied, until Greencastle took the lead by completing a field goal at the end of the first quarter.
The Eagles had a very successful second quarter however, with two touchdowns putting Brown County up 26-17 at the end of the first half. Eagle’s head coach Randy Minniear said at the halftime break, “We gotta keep going and doing what we’re doing and we’ll be fine. A couple mistakes but we’ll come right back.”
That is exactly what happened, in an exciting moment in the 4th quarter, #32 Carter Kelly of the Eagles had a pick-six for the Eagles, which was unfortunately called back due to a personal foul. However, the interception was enough to boost the team’s spirit enough, to pull through with a win for Brown County.
The final score was 37-27 Brown County, making it a game the Senior players won’t forget.
The Eagles play Pike Central @ Pike Central Friday, October 25 for their first round of sectionals.
Co-written by John Wietlisbach, Tanner Bowman, and Bella Hobbs.