For the Tribune
The Brownstown Central Braves football and cheer teams conducted their awards program Tuesday night in the school’s auditorium, and senior Jacob Wilson walked away with the team most valuable player award.
Wilson set a new career record with 31 receiving touchdowns. Wilson was also one of six players to be named to the All-Mid-Southern Conference team. Wilson led the team this season in rushing with 51 attempts for 667 yards and seven TD’s. Wilson had 30 receptions for 670 yards and 13 TD’s.
Another senior, Caleb Wischmeier, won the mental attitude award. Wischmeier also was named to the all-MSC team.
“Wischmeier worked hard all year and busted his tail every day,” Braves Coach Reed May said.
Senior quarterback Clay Brown collected the outstanding offensive back award.
Brown was named to the All-MSC team and set eight more offensive records this season. He set records for most TD passes in a game (6), most career TD passes (86), most career attempted passes (667), most completed passes in a game (24), most career completed passes (432), most career passing yards (6,016), most career total yards of offense (5,805) and most career all purpose yards (5,805).
Brown also received the Mason Watson award.
Senior Jacob Brewer received the outstanding defensive lineman/middle linebacker award and was named to the all-MSC team. Senior Noah Cotton received the outstanding defensive back/outside linebacker award and named to the all-MSC team.
Senior Sam Butt received the outstanding offensive lineman award and named to the All-MSC honorable mention team. Senior Darrell Branaman was named to the All-MSC team and also received his letter jacket.
Senior Skyller Lewis earned the outstanding special team award.
Seniors Kyle Jensen and Mitchell Scarlett were the other two players named to the All-MSC honorable mention team. May handed out the senior awards to 20 seniors.
May also handed out 17 pride award winners, while Cotton received the Black Jersey and was the defensive point’s leader with 188 points. Senior Kyle Cockerham received the scout team player of the year award for the second straight year.
“It’s a thankless job being a JV player, and we are tough on them in practice as they get the varsity team ready for their next game,” May said. “Coming into the season we have three goals, and they are to beat Seymour, have a winning season and win conference, and we have done all three.”
Sophomore Gavin Bane captured the JV most improved back award, while Clark Hauer received the JV most improved lineman award.
The Braves finished the year 10-1 as they went 7-0 in the Mid-Southern Conference. Their season was ended in the second round of the Class 3A Sectional with a loss at Charlestown. This was their 16th MSC crown in 21 years and the seniors were 41-5 and won three MSC titles and one sectional crown.
“These seniors had an outstanding career,” May said. “It was special to play at Lucas Oil this year. They were a fun group, and it gets hard each year to see the seniors leave.”
Cheer coach Charity Clodfelder recognized her group of cheerleaders and handed out the cheerleading mental attitude award to Lisa Scott.
“Scott was always at practice, never complained and gave 110 percent every time,” Clodfelder said.