Braves senior likes brotherhood of football


BROWNSTOWN — Thus far into his career, Ethan Bundy’s best memories are winning sectional and regional championships with the Brownstown Central football team, and riding the firetrucks around town to celebrate.

Bundy is in his fourth year of playing at BCHS, but has been involved in the sport for the past eight years.

He started in the police league in Columbus before putting in the time with the Braves’ program.

“I love football. I love the teamwork and the brotherhood that you form with your teammates,” the Braves senior said.

Bundy has played wide receiver and corner for the Braves this season.

“I’m small and don’t weigh very much, but I’m fast,” Bundy said. “(At wide receiver) it’s not really fair, but you get all the glory. The linemen don’t get all that. People see you more. You get to make big plays when you get the ball.”

Bundy said the seniors are a close group.

“This year there is only 11 seniors. We have been here the entire time,” Bundy said. “This is the closest thing I will ever have to having brothers.”

He said that if the team plays to its capabilities, they will continue to have success in the postseason.

“We just need to play like we are capable of and listen to what coach (Reed) May tells us to do,” Bundy said.

In the spring, Bundy plans on returning to the track. He has ran the 800 and 3,200 relay in past seasons.

“I’m not a sprinter. It’s kind of mid-distance,” Bundy said. “It can be rough. I’ve always done it to stay fit for football. It’s a good workout.”

In his final season, Bundy plans on pushing himself.

“It would be great if I could beat my personal record, and if the team can win conference or sectionals,” Bundy said.

Bundy plans on going to Purdue University after graduating from Brownstown.

“First, I’m going to study animal sciences,” Bundy said. “After that I hope to go to vet college. I would like to be a veterinarian somewhere in Jackson County. My family is here and I’ve always lived here.

“My family owns a feed mill, and both sides of my family have animals and livestock. I’ve always been around them.”

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The Brownstown Central High School varsity football coaches have announced awards for Friday’s 51-7 win against Scottsburg.

Earning honors are Hayden Kinsler, Offensive Back MVP; Dane Darlage, Offensive Line MVP; Luke Shelton, Defensive Line/Inside Linebacker MVP; Lucas Hines, Defensive Back/Dime MVP; Brian Muprhy, Special Teams MVP; Cole Darlage, Scout Team MVP.

The Braves’ junior varsity (6-2) team beat Scottsburg 28-0 on Monday.

Earning awards were: Jayden Steinkamp, offensive MVP; Joesph Wayt, defensive MVP; Eli Wischmeier, Special Teams MVP.

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Name: Ethan Bundy

High school: Brownstown Central

Parents: Mike and Beth Bundy

Sports: Football 4 years, track 3 years

Athletic highlights: 2015 sectional champions, 2016 regional champions

Organizations: National Honor Society, Letteman’s Club

Plans after high school: attend college at Purdue University

Favorite food: steak

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

Favorite musician: Luke Combs

Favorite movie: "The Martian"

Favorite team: Denver Broncos


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