Bears fall on the road at Todd; eye Ohio Co. tonight in final regular season game
The Butler Co. Bears dropped to (0-9) on the season with a tough loss at Todd Co. Central last Friday night by a score of 29-14. On a rain soaked night the Bears went to the ground game and on the third possession of the first quarter put together an eight play drive going sixty-five yards to take an early 8-0 lead. Senior QB Alex Rich had runs of 9, 6, 22, 2, and a 1 yard run on QB sneak for the touchdown. Rich also ran for the two point conversion.
The Bears defense played exceptional the entire first half; holding the Rebels to 90 yards total offense on only 22 plays. Notable defensive play by senior LB Michael Elmore, senior LB Tiler Yates, and junior LB Warren Cameron, junior DL Koby Warren, and soph. DB Josh Morris in the first half of play. The Bears early on and all of the first half were in full control with an 8-0 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
But the third quarter of play took an ugly turn; and the Rebels seized all the momentum scoring on the first play from scrimmage and conversion to tie the game at 8-8. The Rebels would dominate the third period and take a 23-8 lead; the Bears were able to get on the board with six minutes to go in the game making the score 23-14; on a Freshman QB Jagger Henderson pass to freshman Solomon Flener for a twenty-five yard touchdown. The Rebels came right back and added another score, and the game ended 29-14.
A look inside the numbers on the Butler Co. /Todd Co. Central game are as follows:
The Butler Co. Bears close out the 2018 season at Ohio Co. Friday night, Oct. 26th. Kickoff is set for 7pm at Ohio Co. HS. Eleven Butler Co. Bear Seniors will take the field for the last time ever to play high school football. The Seniors are: Aaron Bratcher, Tiler Yates, Hayden Durbin, Logan Inglis, Logan Binion, Alex Rich, Weston Merritt, Kain Neighbors, Michael Elmore, Dawson Carroll, and Keaton Diaz. Aaron Bratcher will not play; was lost for the season to a broken hand injury during the McLean Co. game on Senior Night.
Butler Co. Defensive Stats / Week #9
Linebackers Tackles/ Assists/ Misses
# 3 Cameron 9 3 0
#53 Elmore 6 4 1
#2 Yates 7 3 3
#40 Roberts 3 1 5
#44 Flener 0 1 0
#23 Mahaney 2 1 1 recovered fumble
D. Line...…………Tackles/ Assists/ Misses
#66 K.Warren 5 0 0
#51 W. Inglis 3 2 2
#57 Z. White 2 1 1
#59 Neighbors 1 0 0
#16 Rich 1 0 1
D.Backs…………..Tackles/ Assists/ Misses
#27 Morris 5 0 1
#10 Hunt 2 3 0
#7 D. Carroll 2 4 (9)