Bruton football dominates first game of season
After hurricane Irene delayed Fridays game, the boys traveled to Emporia Monday for their game against the Greensville Eagles. Senior Troy Coffen said, "the postponement gave me time to get ready mentally." It showed as the Panthers went on to win 28-0.
After an almost even first quarter, sophomore Bilal Wallace threw his first touchdown as a Panther on a fourth down conversion. De'Arius Olvis scored his first touchdown of the season with an impossible catch.
Seniors Brent Spencer and Brad Burks and junior Kajoun Johnson led the Panther offense to set up Wallace's second touchdown mid-second quarter to junior Scott Frazier. Frazier, a co-captain, injured his hamstring on the play and did not return in the second half. The Panther defense ended a near flawless half of football with an interception for junior safety Donovan Wade. The Panthers led 14-0 at the half.
One play into the second half the Eagles fumbled, recovered by defensive end Troy Coffen. Spencer responded with a huge run on the offensive end. Sophomore Kapri Ducet delivered the touchdown on 20 yard run. Ducet was not done delivering blows to the Eagles. What looked to be a huge gain for Greensville turned into an interception by Ducet. The sophomore later ran coast to coast for a touchdown on a punt return, however the play was penalized for clipping. The penalty did not phase the Panthers as Olvis ran a 60 yard wide receiver sweep for a touchdown. Spencer deserves much kudos for his amazing blocking on the play.
Senior Lincoln Kartchner connected on all of his extra point attempts as the Panthers record the first one of the season. It's a great day to be a Panther!