Before the start of the game, eight seniors walked with family and friends through a tunnel of teammates. They received flowers, posters and audience cheers as an announcer shared their high school highlights and plans for the future.
Senior Natalia Diaz sacked a Wolf, effectively stopping a play. Richards made another punt that the Wolves caught. Senior Hunter Mason effectively intercepted the ball from Timber Creek, ending the play.
Timber Creek and Boone both called time-outs before the end of second quarter. At half time, coaches prepared the team for the second half of the game in a group huddle. The seniors concluded halftime with a team clap and chant, motivating and exciting the group.
Freshman Lainey Taczak started the third quarter with a sack to Timber Creek’s quarterback. Senior Haley Hadd blocked a touchdown with a leap to pull a flag, injuring her side. Players took a knee as the sports trainers assisted her to the sidelines. Boone called a timeout at the end of third quarter.
After a Boone timeout starting the fourth quarter, Hadd sacked Timber Creek #19. With 30 seconds on the clock Boone called a final timeout. The girls came up short at the end of the game, however, losing, 0-14.
The Lady Braves stand at 6-4 this season. Their final game is away at East River High School (5-3) at 7 p.m.