Football holds up against Jefferson City Jays

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The RBHS varsity football team comes together after a long practice Thursday night in preparation of the game against Jeff City Friday.

Tyler Dunlap

The RBHS varsity football team comes together after a long practice Thursday night in preparation of the game against Jeff City Friday.

Tonight, Oct. 18, was RBHS’ last football game of the regular season, and in good competition fashion, Bruins played in Jefferson City High school, beating the infamous Jays, 28-18.
The Bruins had to go on the defensive quickly when the Jays kicking a field goal in the opening minutes of the game. RBHS retaliated with a kick off returned for a touchdown by senior Kenny James. With a minute and thirty seconds left in the first quarter, a touchdown pass to senior Freeman Simmons put the Bruins on top 14-3.
As the second quarter pressed on, the Bruins did not let up, marching down the field with several passing plays and big runs. The drive ended with a long touchdown pass to junior Zach Reuter. The second quarter ended with the Bruins on top, 28-10.
In the second half, it was the Jays turn to put some points on the board. Turnovers and penalties kept the Bruins from scoring at all in the second half of the game. With 4 minutes and 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Jays ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. With a successful two-point conversion after the score, there was still a glimmer of hope left for the Jays, but the Bruin defense crushed that hope. While there was not much offense in the second half from the Bruins, the defense held strong and limited the Jays to only eight points in the second half, holding onto the win.
“We played with a lot of heart and kept on fighting,” senior Matthew Caldwell said, because “we [seniors] all knew it was the last regular season game of our high school careers.”
By Tyler Dunlap
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