The Braves feature several multisport athletes – especially football players that additionally wrestle – and Braves trainer Larry Getts is seeing the advantages of that, as his team is in the middle of an extremely particular season.
Bellmont (6-1) sits using a perfect 5-0 record -14 Friday.
“I will give a variety of credit to Bellmont’s defense,” New Haven trainer Jim Rowland said.
Mathematically, Rowland is not incorrect. But one was actually Bellmont more on that, although getting the ball more so compared to the Bulldogs giving it away.
It was the second straight week when the Braves shut down a formerly powerful offense (they beat on Leo 24-21 a week past). Within the past six weeks, Bellmont is allowing only 10 points per match.
“A large amount of our children are wrestlers,” Getts described. “A large amount of our children are great using their hands. They may be not bad at winning one on one (conflicts). They do one-on-ones in winter months all the time, then when they get out on the football field, the game still comes right down into a lot of one-on-ones on defense and if you’re able to win your one-on-ones, you are likely to be great.”
Bellmont is playing better than “great” right now. The Braves commanded New Haven in several facets – the Bulldogs’ turnovers. As well as the Braves are proving capable of simply beating competitors emotionally.
Getts’ team scored the first 17 points of the match and took a 24-8 lead after making the two of its own three plays that were backbreaking from the Bulldogs.
New Haven held some impetus after impeding the Bellmont violation in the Bulldogs’ 13-yard line and forced a fourth down. Conventional wisdom would lead teams to think that Getts also have kicker Jose Garcia kick a field goal and would play it safe.
That is not Getts.
The Braves got a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mason Shinaberry about the sole completion his team had all night to get a 17-0 lead.
At that time, New Haven had caught the impetus after driving down to get an instant score, plus converting a two-point extra point.
New Haven regrouped at halftime and came from the locker with a score as well as a few defensive stops. The Bulldogs had cut their deficit to 24-14 and were driving when among the Brave defensemen, who are “great with his hands,” made a dramatic play.
As Moore pitched base runner Nishawn Jones the ball to the pitch, Busse reached out and batted the ball to the air. Moore subsequently had the focus and sprint down inside the red zone, which finally led to another Bellmont score.
“But it is consistently been against us.
Getts was just talking about the match of next week with DeKalb (4-3, 3-2) following his latest success. But the NE8 race very well may boil to the Braves’ regular season ending (6- 1 -1) in fourteen days.
“The most significant match is coming up with DeKalb,” Getts said. “We must concentrate on that and look after company. That’s how we have done this all of the time.”