Braves dominate Ottawa in week five win


Although the Braves finished with dirty jerseys, they took home a clean win over Ottawa Oct. 3

Paige Trahan and Jacob Peterson

Last Friday, the Braves showed up and showed out against the Ottawa Cyclones on their own turf, scoring 50 points and holding them to zero on Oct. 4.

The defense was phenomenal, recording a season-high four interceptions.

The most dramatic defensive play came from senior Ethan Byers when he ran one all the way back for a touchdown against his own cousin, who was the quarterback for Ottawa.

“I thought it was pretty cool. I was telling my dad I would do it all week and it was cool to actually do it,” Byers said.

This was Byers’ first time to play defense, and the coaches were pleased with his performance, according to offensive coordinator David Blazevic.

“Ethan Byers did well reading the quarterback and adjusting to the play,” Blazevic said.

Coach Blazevic pointed out that the offensive line blocked over 500 yards of total offense. 

“Our whole team played well,” Blazevic said. “The offensive line worked very hard to give the quarterback time to pass the ball and the running back time to run the ball.”

Along with Byers’ pick-six, senior quarterback Johnny Tapia had two passing touchdowns to senior wide receiver Armani Washington. Senior halfback Bryce Krone had four touchdowns, three on the ground and one in the air.

The Braves will face the Baldwin Bulldogs this Friday, Oct. 11, and hope to have another great performance by the whole team.