2012-10-10 / Sports

Eighth Grade Patriots Move To 6-2 With 34-6 Win Over Visiting Eagles

Staff Report

Owen Valley’s eighth grade offense gets set to do battle against Brown County. Players in the picture include, left to right: Nick Boyd, (standing) Tristen Christy, Donovan Jackson (center) Laramie DeFord, Gabe Franklin and Jonah Arthur. (Photo Courtesy of Michelle White) Owen Valley’s eighth grade offense gets set to do battle against Brown County. Players in the picture include, left to right: Nick Boyd, (standing) Tristen Christy, Donovan Jackson (center) Laramie DeFord, Gabe Franklin and Jonah Arthur. (Photo Courtesy of Michelle White) The Brown County Eagles came to town this past Thursday to face the eighth grade Patriots of Owen Valley who were looking to extend their winning streak to four games. The Patriots succeeded by sending the Eagles home with a 34-6 loss.

Quarterback Kyle Shaffer led the OV offense rushing with touchdown runs of 20, 25 and 60 yards. In addition he found wide receiver Corbin Wrightsman for a 54-yard touchdown.

EJ Westgate added the final touchdown for the Patriots as he swept around the left side for a 34-yard score.

Tight end Tommie Robbins and fullback Austin Hoosier converted two point-after attempts to round out the scoring.

“The defense did a real nice job of not allowing big plays. Brown County only had one run over seven yards and that was a 30- yard touchdown. Renegade captain Gabe Franklin recovered a fumble and defensive back Bruce Barker had an interception to stop Brown County drives as well,” observed Patriot coach George Brinson.

The eighth graders were set to play their last middle school game on Tuesday night at Patriot Field.

“These kids have an opportunity to finish their middle school football careers with a 15-3 record,” noted coach Brinson. “That is outstanding by anyone’s standards.”

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