Turnovers was the name of the game in the first half of Friday’s Mid-Southern Conference football game between Brownstown Central and Corydon Central.
The Braves lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions in the first half, and the Panthers also lost two fumbles but had one interception.
However, none of that mattered, as the Braves’ offense scored twice in the first quarter and their defense managed to shut out the Panthers 20-0 to take second place in the Mid-Southern Conference with a 6-1 record. Corydon finished 5-2 in the conference.
“Defensively, we played an outstanding game. They executed the game plan perfectly,” Braves coach Reed May said. “We had a terrible week of practice. Two turnovers and two interceptions, but the final interception was my fault on my part. We were lucky to be up 13-0 at the half, but we have to correct those problems.
“It was an outstanding effort by our team. To have a young team, and we got shellacked early in the year, and to come back and be 8-1, I am proud of this team. Now, the second season starts, and we have a very tough first game and will have to play well to advance.”
The Braves struck early in the first quarter. Clay Brown hit Hayden Stuckwisch for a 26-yard gain. Five plays later, Stuckwisch caught a 31-yard pass to set up a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line, and Dylan Patman finished off the drive with a score at 9:25. Nick Stahl added the PAT for a 7-0 lead.
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