Brownstown hosts three teams for seven-on-seven competition


The culmination of Brownstown football’s camp week took place on Saturday, and the Braves saw a lot of good things come out of it.

After hosting the 56er camp and middle school camp last week Monday through Thursday, those participants got to compete in a punt, pass and kick competition on Friday at Brownstown’s Superstar Night.

The high school team practiced Monday through Thursday and did the same on Friday evening, but they got to cap off camp week with multiple seven-on-seven games on Saturday morning.

Brownstown hosted West Washington, Franklin and Bedford North Lawrence for the seven-on-seven games.

“This is kind of the end all of our camp week,” Braves head coach Reed May said. “Some schools do 11-on-11, and we’ve done that, but we do this because it’s fun for those guys, and it’s fun for the lineman.”

The lineman competed in a lineman challenge away from the field, where they got to pull trucks, flip tires and play tug-of-war in an attempt to show which team had the strongest lineman.

The Braves came out on top in both varsity and JV in the lineman challenge.

“Eleven-on-eleven isn’t fun for the lineman,” May said. “Doing this, they get to do the lineman challenge. They get to pull trucks, flip tires, and all of that good stuff.”

Meanwhile on the field, the seven-on-seven challenge worked as followed: Offenses start at the 40 yard line, they have three plays to get inside the 25, then three more plays to get inside the 10, then four plays to score a touchdown. Failure to score resulted in a change of possession. Offenses got 6 points for a TD and would get 1 extra point from the 5 yard line or 2 extra points from the 10 yard line.

There were no running plays allowed, and quarterbacks had four seconds to throw the ball. There was no tackling either, just one-hand touch to stop the ball. There was a 25 minute time limit on each game, and the team with the lead after 25 minutes would be victorious.

Brownstown’s first game was against West Washington, and the Braves started out the day well winning 16-6.

“For us, we get to watch our quarterbacks, our receivers, our defensive backs and just see how well they cover,” May said. “We don’t throw the ball much, so in practice, we don’t get to see it a whole lot. So, I like the seven-on-seven just to evaluate our pass coverage.”

Brownstown’s second game was against Bedford, and after 25 minutes, the Braves and Stars were knotted at 12, each scoring two touchdowns.

The Braves then won the third game against Franklin 9-6. Since Brownstown and Bedford had the two best records, they played one more time to decide the winner.

It wasn’t a tie this time as the Stars came out on top 14-8.

“I just want to see them compete,” May said. “We know who our starters are pretty much. We have 16 seniors. Now we just want to see them compete against other teams. We feel like we competed. That’s the main thing is just see kids get better and see kids compete.”

The JV team went 2-1 on Saturday as well.

Brownstown will be back in practice this week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then, May said they always give the team fair week off of practice.

Official practice starts Aug. 2, the red and black scrimmage is Aug. 6, and then “it’s here” as May put it. The season is right around the corner for the Braves.

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Brownstown Central seven-on-seven varsity team records:

1. Bedford 3-0-1

2. Brownstown 2-1-1

3. Franklin 2-2

4. West Washington 0-4.

Team results:

Brownstown def. West Washington 16-6.

Bedford def. Franklin 6-0.

Brownstown tied with Bedford 12-12.

Franklin def. West Washington 9-0.

Brownstown def. Franklin 9-6.

Bedford def. West Washington 17-7.

Franklin def. West Washington 22-0.

Bedford def. Brownstown 14-8.

JV team records:

1. Brownstown 2-1

1. West Washington 2-1

1. Franklin 2-1

4. Bedford 0-3

JV team results:

West Washington def. Brownstown 16-6.

Franklin def. Bedford 15-0.

Brownstown def. Bedford 12-0.

Franklin def. West Washington 15-7.

Brownstown def. Franklin 12-7.

West Washington def. Bedford 8-0.

Lineman challenge results:

1. Brownstown

2. Franklin

3. Bedford

4. West Washington


1. Brownstown

2. Franklin

3. Bedford


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