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Brazos Cougars football

 The Cougars continue to struggle coming out of the gate. After missing their second scrimmage and what was supposed to be the season opener against Weimar due to Hurricane Harvey, Brazos lost to Burton 55-27 on Sept. 8. Their next game against Shiner was also a loss at 35-20. The team will travel to Flatonia on Friday, Sept. 22 with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Bellville Brahmas

The Brahmas’ varsity season opener at Cameron Yoe did not go well as they lost with a final score of 40-14. Their second game of the season was against Bay City and played close the entire game, eventually losing in overtime 35-34. Running back T.J. Nunn ran for 204 yards on 34 carriers averaging six yards a carry. Quarterback Marcus Ward also contributed 80 yards to the Brahmas’ rushing attack. The two had five rushing touchdowns between them. Senior Bryan Reese led the team defensively with 19 total tackles with three tackles for losses. Bellville will take on the Sealy Tigers next on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30.

Last week the Brahmas freshman football team traveled to Stafford. The Brahmas came out sluggish the first half giving up 14 points. However, after half time the defense came up with key stops and interception. The offense started getting things moving in the fourth quarter when Tyler Dawson hit Ja'Tarius Burns with a touchdown pass to put the Brahmas on the board. The defense stepped up again when Garrett Babylon came up with an interception and returned it deep into Stafford territory. The offense went back to the ground and pound offense with Melvin Phillips scoring a second Bellville touchdown. The two-point conversion was good with a pass from Tyler Dawson to Logan Cruz to tie the game. Great Defensive plays were made by Colby Lange, Zachary Hood, Jack Richter and the front line of Juan Enqiquez, Demetris Carraway, Logan Cruz, Alex Marak, and Isaac Villasana. The Brahmas will travel down 36 next Thursday night to play the Sealy Tigers.

Faith Academy

Faith Academy junior Brianna Gallaher won the Clear Creek Invitational on Friday Sept. 15th at Heroes Hometown Park in League City. The meet hosted 11 girls’ teams and 76 runners. The junior took the lead about a quarter of a mile into the race and never relinquished her position. She finished the 5K with a time of 19:46.

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