by Brian Magee
The Red Bud Musketeers made it two-in-a-row last Friday night with a strong performance against the Warriors in Wesclin.
Red Bud opened the scoring late in the first quarter when quarterback Jayden Birkner connected with Kobe Brosch on a 15 yard TD pass with just 28 seconds remaining in the frame. The PAT failed, but the Boys were up 6-0 and would never relinquish the lead.
The game turned into a Battle of the Defenses as both teams played to a scoreless tie through the second quarter as the score remained 6-0 going into the halftime break. The Musketeer coaching staff identified some weaknesses in the Wesclin defense and was able to make some adjustments during halftime to possibly take advantage of the Warrior defense in the second half of the game. It worked.
Red Bud used the running game to drive to the Warrior two yard line and punched it in on a dive by AJ Trujillo for the touchdown; Sam Carroll’s PAT was good and Red Bud was up 13-0.
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