Football Wins First Four Games

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Football Wins First Four Games

HUSSLIN': Senior Parker Merritt leads the Braves onto the field with the Ku Stick. A player earns the Ku Stick by getting the biggest hit from the previous week.

HUSSLIN': Senior Parker Merritt leads the Braves onto the field with the Ku Stick. A player earns the Ku Stick by getting the biggest hit from the previous week.

HUSSLIN': Senior Parker Merritt leads the Braves onto the field with the Ku Stick. A player earns the Ku Stick by getting the biggest hit from the previous week.

HUSSLIN': Senior Parker Merritt leads the Braves onto the field with the Ku Stick. A player earns the Ku Stick by getting the biggest hit from the previous week.

Nate Matthews, staff writer

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After winning the season opener against the Summit Academy Bears (36-7) and beating the Blackfoot Broncos (28-14), the Braves went on to beat the Sugar Salem Diggers (24-7), a great come back since the Diggers beat them 36-7 last season.

With 10 starters returning from last year, the Braves have been able to power their way through these first few teams. The Brave’s offense has been almost unstoppable with an experienced offensive line and quarter backs, big running backs, and the 6’5” wide receiver Chase Merrell.

“After missing the first game because of my injury, I was more than ready to play against Blackfoot,” said senior defensive lineman Parker Merritt. With their most recent game against Sugar Salem, the Brave’s defense allowed only 7 points, with two interceptions from Chase Merrell, one from James Erickson, and a scoop and score also by Merrell.

Until the Braves, no other team since last season had even made it into the red-zone against the Diggers. “It gave me a chance to make up for last year. Not just for the collarbone, but for the way we got beat,” said QB Dean Shaw when asked about the game.

The Braves are looking forward to a good, competitive season. “We’re just takin’ it one game at a time, man,” said senior running back Dave Castillo.

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