Braves out-duel Generals in MSC showdown



The wheels kept turning on the unstoppable train that is Brownstown Central football.

Battling the Clarksville Generals, the Braves wasted no time in trying to put their Mid-Southern Conference rivals away early. The Generals, however, had other plans and were able to match the Braves score for score for a while before BC pulled away for a 76-32 victory.

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Though the Braves kicked off to start the game, they struck first after the Generals mishandled the opening kickoff and the Braves were able to recover.

A few plays later Braeden Walker took the ball into the endzone from 12 yards out for the first score of the night. Seven minutes after that, Lucas Hines tacked on another TD to make it 14-0 late in the first quarter.

And then the scoring really exploded.

Over the next three minutes the Generals and Braves combined for four scores with a 40-yard touchdown heave from Derek Thompson to Eli Brown capping the scoring for the opening period.

A Kiernan Tiemeyer 50-yard kickoff return was the other Braves’ score in the first stanza.

The scoring didn’t let up in the second quarter as the Braves added on four more scores while the Generals offered three of their own.

Tiemeyer rushed in two scores in the early stages of the period while Walker and Thompson rushed in the other two.

The Braves struggled to contain the big arm of Clarksville quarterback Keyshawn Minor, who chunked them for three touchdown passes of 65 and 72 yards in addition to a short five-yard strike in the second quarter.

Brownstown Central’s defense shut them down in the second half as the Generals failed to score again after Minor’s first-half TD throws. Scoring runs by Thompson, Walker and Carson Darlage rounded out the scoring for the Braves.

In all the Braves had 13 possessions and scored on 11 of them. BC kicker Cooper Wolka was 10-for-11 on his extra points.

The Braves return home next Friday night for what will be the de facto Mid-Southern Conference championship game.

Both the Dragons and Braves will enter the game undefeated with the winner coming away with top spot in the league with just one game to go.

A victory would almost secure the Braves’ their 21st MSC title and second straight with just one more game left on the regular season docket. They’ll battle Scottsburg on the road two weeks from now with the hopes of closing out the season unblemished.

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Brownstown Central (7-0);28;28;7;13 — 76

Clarksville (1-6);14;18;0;0 — 32

First quarter

BC-Braeden Walker 12-yard run (Cooper Wolka kick), 10:55

BC-Lucas Hines 3 run (Wolka kick), 3:59

C-Minor 92-yard kickoff return (2-pt conversion failed), 3:44

BC-Kiernan Tiemeyer 76 kickoff return (Wolka kick), 3:38

C-Lamar 50 run (2-pt conversion good), 2:55

BC-Derek Thompson 40-yard pass to Eli Brown (Wolka kick), 1:30

Second quarter

BC-Tiemeyer run (Wolka kick)

C-Minor 65 pass to Fuqua (2-pt conversion failed)

BC-Tiemeyer 7 run (Wolka kick), 8:57

C-Minor 5 pass to Ford (2-pt conversion failed), 7:59

BC-Walker 31-yard run (Wolka kick), 5:53

BC-Thompson 6 run (Wolka kick), 1:59

C-Minor 72 pass to Fuqua (kick failed), 0:45

Third quarter

BC-Thompson 1 run (Wolka kick), 9:45

Fourth quarter

BC-Walker 10 run (kick failed), 9:00

BC-Carson Darlage 1 run (Wolka kick),


Rushing: Walker 10-145, Thompson 14-82, Tiemeyer 3-15, Jayden Steinkamp 5-58, Lucas Hines 3-28, Eli Brown 6-27

Passing: Thompson 5-9-137

Receiving: Tiemeyer 1-20, Cope 1-19, Brown 1-55


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