Battlefield Football conquers Osbourn Park 45-7

Stephanie Morgan, Writer

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Battlefield’s Varsity Football Team defeated the Osbourn Park Yellowjackets 45-7 on Friday, October 25. Battlefield running back Trajon Richards led the charge, scoring a touchdown in the first sixteen seconds of the game. He continued to produce, scoring multiple times and pacing an all-out rushing effort for the team. Battlefield running back TJ Haywood added multiple touchdowns as well. Additionally, running back Sean McCarthy scored in the first quarter, and Vadin Bruot provided the Bobcats with a reliable kicking game. Junior Matt Binkowski also impressed with breakout plays and unrelenting energy, aiding the team’s win. 

Battlefield ended the first quarter with a lead of 14-0, and extended their lead to 24-0 by halftime. They outscored the visiting Yellowjackets 21-7 in the second half to finish the game with their impressive 45-7 victory.  Pleased with their effort in their second consecutive win, quarterback Nate Hazen says the effort “shows that practice pays off hard.” 

“In practice, we try to make sure everyone knows their role, and that makes a fast team that we can count on them to do what we did tonight,” says Coach Girolmo, who has worked tirelessly all season to prepare the Bobcats football team after taking over as the head coach before the season. 

During halftime, Battlefield’s Purple Reign Dance Team performed their annual ‘Dance for the Cure’ in an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer, celebrate the recovery of community members, and to support breast cancer patients currently battling the disease. The team was joined by roughly 130 young dancers, ranging from 3 years to 14 years in a stunning display of unity for their cause. Additionally, the Battlefield Marching Band performed their always-impressive halftime show. 

Next up, the Battlefield Bobcats take on Osbourn next Friday, 7:00 PM, at Osbourn High School for their ‘Halloween Out’ game. The Bobcats will look to carry their momentum into that game as they seek their third consecutive win leading up to senior night at home against rival Patriot.