Musketeers Lose To Breese Central


Brian Magee, Special Contributor

The Red Bud Varsity football team had their first road game last week traveling to Breese to face the Central Cougars. It was a great night for football and Red Bud had a large fan section thanks to the parents that made the trip and a loaded Student Fan bus. The game began well enough with the Musketeers scoring first on a 15-yard touchdown pass by Adyen Shemwell to Lucas Schwarzkopf with 4:03 left to play in the first quarter. Lane Brockmeyer’s PAT attempt failed so Red Bud took a 6-0 lead. Central tied the game on a 3-yard TD run and took the lead with the extra point making it 7-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Cougars added a safety in the second quarter when the Musketeers were forced to punt from their end zone and the snap from center sailed over punter Lane Brockmeyer’s head making the score 9-6 at the half.

Things really didn’t improve for Red Bud in the second half. Breese added another 2 points on a safety due to another bad snap on a punt in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 11-6. The Cougars put the game out of reach with a 4-yard TD run with just over 2 minutes remaining to make the final score 17-6. It was a tough loss for the Boys but may be a wake-up call as they travel to Carlyle this week to battle the Indians. Both teams are 2-1, Carlyle is coming off a big win last week at Oblong, IL. Make the return trip to the Breese area this week to support your team. Kick-off is at 7:00.