December 5, 2020

Braves defense pitches shut out

Rad Brooks (#45) and Spencer Hannah (#10) bring down an Indian rusher (Photo: Hunter Parmer)

Rad Brooks (#45) and Spencer Hannah (#10) bring down an Indian rusher (Photo: Hunter Parmer)

(Summerville, GA) — The Braves found a way to get back on the winning track Friday night when they traveled to Summerville, GA to take on the Chattooga Indians. The Braves shut out the Indians 30-0 in a game played a lot closer than the final score indicated.

A young and scrappy Indian squad battled hard early in the game and were able to keep the Braves potent offense off of the field for much of the first half before junior running back Duranta Dunson broke to long touchdown runs of 46 and 80 yards to put Coach Barron’s squad on top at the half 14-0. Dunson had a big night with 146 yards on nine carries with three scores.

Senior Ta Freeland dashed into the end zone early in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring on the night.

The Braves defense also got on the board with a safety after a poor punt snap by the Indians. The Braves defense did allow some big chunks of yardage in the first half but never yielded a score to the Indians.

Dunson snagged an interception while Tori Rogers and Hunter Freemen each recovered fumbles for the Braves.

The Braves just outgained the Indians in total yardage 252-241, while the Indians ran almost three times as many offensive plays.

“We have some things to work on offensively as far as execution but it is nice to get back on the winning track on the road tonight,” said Braves head coach Tim Barron after the game.

With Collin Nutt out due to injury, freshman Trey Wiggins stepped up converting all of his PAT attempts on the night. Spencer Hannah was able to return from the knee injury he suffered during the Haralson scrimmage.

After another bye week the Braves will open Region 5-AA play at Bremen on September 20. The Blue Devils notched a big win Friday night over Central-Carrollton 17-7. (Photos and stats courtesy of THE WARCRY)

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