Burr Oak secured its first 8-Man football victory of the season in the final week with a 58-6 home win against Litchfield.
The Bobcats rolled to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter and carried on unimpeded the rest of the way.
Braxton Hernandez completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Currier and capped the two connected on the two-point conversion as well to start the scoring. A Noah Greene 50-yard TD run and another Hernandez-to-Currier TD (42 yards) put the Bobcats in good position heading into the second quarter.
Greene rushed for three- and 15-yard TDs, and Jeremiah Kane raced to a 40-yard score in the second quarter. Greene tacked on a three-yard rushing touchdown in the third period and Hunter Anderson notched a 10-yard TD run in the fourth.
“A great team effort to say the least,” Burr Oak coach Ryan Stephens said. “The Bobcats played in honor of Tyler Hinken, a former Burr Oak football player who lost his life this past weekend in a tragic car accident. We cleaned up our blocking and careless mistakes on penalties and fumbles from past weeks. We also had some big playmakers with Braxton Hernandez and Dennis Currier connecting on two TD passes in the first quarter. Noah Greene also ran the ball hard tonight after missing most of the Waldron game last week due to injury. We also had a few of younger backs step up with Hunter Anderson and Jeremiah Kane plowing themselves into the end zone.”
Hernandez was 5-for-7 passing for 120 yards and no interceptions. Currier caught three passes for 83 yards and Damion Ultz had two catches for 37 yards. Greene finished with 12 carries for 111 yards; Zach Boyd had two carries for 26 yards; Anderson registered two carries for 21 yards; Kane added two carries for 40 yards; Hernandez had five carries for 84 yards and Ultz 1 carry for 24 yards.
Skylar Currier tallied six tackles and a sack, Dennis Currier had six tackles, Anderson totaled three stops with a sack, and Hernandez made five tackles with a pair of sacks and one interception for the Burr Oak defense.
“Defensively, we were better prepared this week and more focused in practice on our assignments and it showed,” Stephens said. “The Bobcats defense gave up zero points all night with the only Litchfield touchdown coming on a kick return for a touchdown in the second quarter. The defensive line played especially well with Hunter Anderson, Skylar Currier, and Braxton Hernandez all having sacks on the night. The biggest defensive play on the night came in the third quarter on a Noah Greene deflected ball on the Litchfield quarterback, resulting in a Braxton Hernandez 41 yard interception which set up a Bobcat touchdown.
“I am happy with the way the boys played and I could not be more proud to be a Bobcat. With many players returning next year, we have a bright future ahead of us.”