Brownstown prepares for Lions in fourth week; seeking 4-0 start

The undefeated Brownstown Central Braves march into Week 4 on a roll after defeating Corydon Central, Charlestown and Eastern (Pekin).

The team rolled the Musketeers 42-0 in the third week of the season, capping off another Mid-Southern Conference victory.

The Braves are looking for their fourth straight of the season on Friday at 7 p.m.

Brownstown has outscored its three opponents by the wide margin of 118-32.

The Braves now turn to neighboring rival Salem in Week 4, hoping to get to 4-0 in the 2023 campaign. In fact, if the Braves win, it will be the 20th time head coach Reed May has started 4-0 since 1994.

May spoke about the win against Eastern.

“They (Eastern) worried me heading into the game,” May said. “They were very big, and we expected a little more physicality from them. We got up on them a couple of touchdowns, and they went away from their game plan. They began throwing the ball, and we controlled the game.”

The Lions are coming into the game in the exact opposite position, sitting at 0-3 on the season after losing to North Harrison, Silver Creek and Scottsburg.

Salem hasn’t defeated the Braves since a 14-12 victory in 2020.

May was asked about his Week 4 opponent in Salem.

“They’re struggling a little bit at 0-3 so far this season,” May said. “They have a new coach that has done well at other places. With us heading in at 3-0 and Salem being 0-3, it should be a game we do well in. But we have to stay focused and continue to play well and get better in every single game.”

The longtime coach spoke about some things he has liked about the 2023 Braves football team.

“I think we’re consistently getting better,” he said. “Defensively, we’re playing better every single game. We have some big games coming up and a big sectional down the road. Our main thing is to continue to get better every day.”

Preston Garrison is currently leading Brownstown Central in rushing yards with 163, also leading the Braves with six touchdowns on the season.

Lane Zike is sitting in second place at 150 yards on the ground.

May also named his week three Braves players of the game. The five players were recognized for their play against Eastern (Pekin).

Offensive back- Micah Sheffer

Offensive Line- Carson Darlage

Defensive Line/MLB- Owen Wischmeier

Dime/Defensive Back- Jack Pace

Special Teams- Quentin Tiemeyer