BCMS 8th Grade Football Team Moves to 5-0 on the Season
The Butler County Middle School Football team was in action this past week with a game on Tuesday at Ohio County and a make-up game at home on Thursday with Hancock County. Both 7th and 8th grade teams continue show grit and determination as they enter the mid-point of the season and prepare for GRVC. Tuesday night was a good night for the Bears with the 7th grade taking the field first and coming away with a 8-0 win over the Eagles of Ohio County. The 7th grade’s strong suit continues to be their defense as they kept the Eagles scoreless and were able to put up 8 points on the board with a pick 6 by Ty Price and a two point conversion by Keagen Grubb. The 8th grade team continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Coach Elijah Flener showed some of the team’s versatility Tuesday night by switching some of the players’ positions throughout the night. No matter where he placed them they kept responding. At one point in the game, he switched Solomon Flener to quarterback and Jagger Henderson to receiver which resulted in a pass completion and Henderson scoring the touchdown. Also getting on the scoreboard for the Bears in the 8th grade game was Alex Elmore, Solomon Flener, Brody Hunt and Alex Jefferies who picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. The Bears won with a score of 42-0.
Thursday night, under the threat of torrential rain, the Bears took the field to face the Hancock County Hornets. The 7th grade team lost a hard fought battle in overtime with a score of 12-6. The Bears struggled to get anything going offensively throughout the night, with the only points being put on the scoreboard was an interception by Ty Price. Coach Flener said, “This team is on the verge of being really good but we have to find something that will work with them offensively to ignite their spark.” The 8th grade team did not let the rain stop them from getting down to business quickly. Getting touchdowns for the Bears were Luke Laughing, Zack Roberts, Alex Elmore, and Solomon Flener. They won with a score of 42-0. The 8th grade team has so many players with the capability of scoring that each game different players find their way into the end zone.
The Bears will be in action this week at home on September 5 at 5:30 against Edmonson County and will play Russellville at Rhea Stadium on Thursday, September 7. Come out and cheer on the team.