Boys Varsity Football · Martin’s 4th Quarter Plunge Wins Battle of Braves 21-14


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21 Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
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14 Terre Haute South Vigo High School
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For the second week in a row, Brebeuf was the guest team for a larger school’s homecoming game. For the second week in a row, the 3A #4 Braves ate all the popcorn, put their feet on the coffee table and hogged the remote, this time sending 5A #7 Terre Haute South home with only their second loss of the season, 21-14.
Isaiah Martin’s one-yard TD run with 3:33 to play broke a 14-14 tie and gave Mic Roessler’s team their sixth consecutive win in a game that will never end up in a football museum, unless it’s one operated by Ripley’s.
Believe it or not, the two teams were whistled for 27 penalties, including ejections of South’s head coach and one of their fans. The combined 265 yards of penalty yardage were more than either Brebeuf QB Drake Hagerman’s passing yardage (244) or punishing South running back Allen Haire’s rushing yards (171) making the officiating crew the stat leaders of the game.
The game did feature great scoring plays, such as Gabe Wright’s 82-yard punt return TD in the second quarter to put the Braves up 14-0, or either of South’s TD’s: an amazing jump-ball catch by James Mallory, grandson of the famous IU coach, or Haire’s 55-yard 4th quarter run, which evoked memories of a WWII Sherman tank rolling through the Ardennes forest.
Brebeuf’s defense was led by its own tank: Jay Higgins, whose 23 tackles were a season high. Wright and Caleb Ellison were speedy targets for Hagerman’s passes all night, with 97 and 72 yards respectively. Martin had two long runs called back by holding penalties but still rushed for 45 yards and the go-ahead touchdown.
Brebeuf, now 6-1, will spend the week preparing for this Friday’s home game with Cathedral at 7:00 p.m.
Lets hope the Irish don’t hog the remote.