Coach, team mark 25th consecutive winning season



The Brownstown Central High School football program met one final time Tuesday in the auditorium to celebrate its season.

This past fall, the Braves’ varsity finished 8-2, the junior varsity was 5-3 and the freshman team went 1-2.

The Braves finished with their 25th straight winning season under coach Reed May.

“It was the 25th consecutive winning season, and that speaks volumes of our program,” May said. “To go that long, it’s a great accomplishment. I’m sure a lot of people didn’t really know what to expect from this year’s team. As eighth-graders, they won one game. We thought we had the talent, and fortunately, they were able to rise up.”

Quarterback Gus Hogan was named the team’s MVP.

Lendon Underwood took home the Mason Watson Memorial, outstanding offensive lineman and black jersey awards, and was named an IFCA Class 3A All-State senior.

Stuart Hayden, Karl Pence and Noah Reynolds were all named IFCA Academic All-State.

Payton Barker was the Braves’ outstanding defensive back/outside linebacker, and Noah Reynolds took home the outstanding defensive lineman/middle linebacker award.

The outstanding offensive back award was presented to Colton Ritz, and kicker Ethan Sevakis was the outstanding special teams player.

Scout Team Player of the Year was Lucas Hines, and the defensive point leader for BC was Caleb Bollinger.

Hayden was the mental attitude award winner.

Hayden, Hogan, Reynolds, Ritz and Underwood were named to the All-Mid-Southern Conference team, and Barker and Bollinger were All-MSC honorable mention.

“These were great guys,” May said. “These guys were very attentive and worked hard. The work ethic was tremendous this year. I’m very proud of this team. I hope they can look back, once they’re my age, and have fond memories of the 2017 season.”

On the JV, Sam Huber was the most improved back, and Brian Murphy was the most improved JV lineman.

Cheerleading coaches Rachael Henson and Shay Cornwell introduced their team prior to the football presentation.

Logan Weddle was presented the mental attitude award.

Varsity jackets were given to seven cheerleaders, four managers and 22 football players.

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