Homecoming Brings First Braves Win

On Friday Sep. 23, 2016 the Talawanda Braves Football team took on the Little Miami Panthers starting off the weekend in a very exciting and hard fought homecoming game. In the first quarter the Panthers established a very strong running game out of the gate and scored on a 50 yard rush to put the game at 7-0 early. The Braves came back with a strong offensive possession and ended the drive with a 31 yard touchdown pass from Logan Kamphaus to Luke Croucher to tie the game at 7-7. At the end of the first quarter the score was all tied up at 14 a piece after another rushing touchdown from Little Miami and a receiving touchdown from Andrew O’Donnell.

In the second both teams scored and went into halftime tied 21-21.

Coming out of halftime into the third quarter the Braves defense held the Panthers to 0 touchdowns meanwhile the offense scored on a 15 yard pass to Kevin Engelhard and a 26 yard field goal to go up on the Panthers 31-21.

Starting off the fourth quarter, Talawanda started off strong and scored on a 17 yard receiving touchdown to Luke Croucher. Little Miami fought back from their deficit with 2 more rushing touchdowns to bring the score to 35-38. On the kickoff return to Tyler Prater he returned the kick for 87 yards for the touchdown to put the Braves up 35-45. Talawanda had a very consistent rushing and passing night. With 1:43 to go in the game the Panthers had fought back and scored on a field goal and just scored a touchdown for 6 to put the score at 44-45. On a controversial call to go for the two-point conversion instead of tying the game up with the field goal led to a failed rushing two-point conversion and your Braves took over and held the ball for the final minute to win a thrilling Homecoming game ending the 15 game losing streak and started the winning streak off of Logan Kamphaus’s 13 for 28 on passing with 233 yards, 4 touchdowns, and only 1 interception. He also contributed by running the ball with 21 rushing attempts for 151 yards and 1 touchdown. In all he accounted for 384 total yards of offense. Logan is in the running for WCPO Player of the Week for his performance.

Vote for Logan now at http://vype.com/tristatefootball/2016/09/25/week-5-wcpo-player-of-the-week/ .

He is currently leading all vote getters with 22% of the votes so far. Talawanda’s next game is Sep. 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. on Friday against the Harrison Wildcats at home. Be there!