Trey Shearer’s 65-yard pass reception from quarterback Eddie Burgess with four ticks on the clock going into halftime, broke open what had been a tight game between the Braves and the Wolves of Winfield-Mt. Union on a cool Friday evening, Sept. 13.
A full moon hoovered over Badger-Gabriel Field as the Braves took care of business in the second half to cruise to a 76-48 win and a 3-0 record heading into Homecoming Week.
Burgess finished the game with 8 touchdown passes, going 15-22 and 297-yards through the air. He had 21 rushing attempts and 1 touchdown, finishing with 151-yards on the ground.
Shearer lead all scorers with 5 touchdown passes on 7 receptions and 178-yards of offense through the air. He scored one more time on the ground, rushing for 16-yards on two attempts and one score.
Cole Watts had a stellar game with 3 touchdowns on 6 receptions and 116-yards of offense. Brayden Arendt rushed for 1 touchdown, finishing with 102-yards. His longest rush went for 28-yards.
On the defensive side of the game, Watts led all defenders with 8 solo tackles and 8 assists. Ben Jorgenson finished the night with 8 solo tackles and 6 assists. Brian Diaz had a great game with 5 solo tackles and 5 assists and one fumble recovery.
Burgess had 3 solo tackles on defense and 6 assists and 1 interception in the second half.
Owen Cook kicked off 8 times for 360-yards. Shearer had 1 punt for 37-yards.
Next up is Homecoming for the Braves as they take on WACO. Game time is 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.
Editor’s note: In last week’s article on the Braves 50-21 win over Colo-Nesco, game stats for defender Brian Diaz were not listed on Quik Stats when the story was written. Diaz finished with 7 solo tackles and 7 assists in that game.