Special honor presented during season-opening 7th grade game
The game didn’t go as well as Blackford would have liked, but the seventh-grade season opener was, indeed memorable. Prior to the hosts’ 46-13 victory over the Bruins, the Madison-Grant Athletic Department recognized long-time Blackford County resident Jerry Winger for 30 years of teaching and 13 years of coaching basketball at that junior high school. Winger retired from teaching in 1996 and is the father of BJHS 7th grade coach Dale Winger.
The Bruins got 5 points from Nate Limle in a tough loss to Madison-Grant 46-13. Dayton Hoover added 4 points, while Carson Smith and Jake Ludwig added 2 apiece. While the Bruins got off to a tough start, there were several bright spots and they look forward to getting their full complement of players in the near future.
8th graders gain valuable experience in loss
Valuable minutes of playing time for a majority of the roster highlighted Blackford’s 8th grade boys basketball season-opening loss to Madison Grant, 33-17.
The Bruins were lead by CJ Shafer’s 8 points followed by Scott Winger’s 4, Braedon Bannister’s 3, and Jerrid Kershner’s 2.