Avondale 17-Brandon 14

By David Fleet
Brandon Twp.—  On Aug. 31, the Brandon Blackhawks Varsity Football team dropped their home opener 17-14 to the Avondale Yellow Jackets.
“Tough loss,” said Head Coach Brad Zube. “I was very proud of our effort, we certainly had our chances. This was a very physical game.”
BHS Junior #9 Lance Briolat completed nine of 16 passes for 160 yards and accounted for both scores with a one yard touchdown run and a 10 yard pass to BHS Junior # 18 Danny Protiva. BHS Senior #20 Drew Hickmott; BHS Sophomore #2 Luke Hanson and BHS Senior #23 Austin Simonsen all rushed for more than 60 yards. Hickmott caught five passes for 90 yards.
On defense BHS Senior #33 Jake Difalco had 17 tackles and BHS Senior Isaac Miller tallied 13.
“The first game of the year was a great night honoring the communities First Responders and military personnel as well as the legacy of Deputy Eric Overall,” said Zube. The Blackhawks, now 1-1 open Flint Metro League, play Sept. 8 at home with Corunna.

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