Blackford’s football team made it exciting early, but like the Week 8 game against Eastbrook, the Bruins could not match the speed and athleticism of their opponents, who improved to 8-2. The Bruins ended their season 5-5 and finished tied for 3rd in the CIC with a 4-3 record.
Eastbrook got on the board on the second drive of the game on a 3-yard pass from Dylan Bragg to Alex Baker on 4th and 3. Lucas Shilts added the PAT to put the Panthers up 7-0.
The Bruins had a nice second drive. Scott Winger busted off tackle for a large gain into Eastbrook territory, but the Bruins would fumble it away seconds later. Carson Shey would recover an Eastbrook fumble on the very next play.
The Bruins would establish their own touchdown drive, culminating in a 4-yard touchdown run by quarterback Carson Sehy. The PAT was blocked. The Panthers led 7-6 after one quarter.
Eastbrook would dominate the rest of the half with three successful scoring drives, which ended in a rushing touchdown by Wyatt Stephenson, a TD pass from Bragg to Isaiah Dalton on 4th and 11, and a rushing touchdown by Dalton. Shilts added all 3 PATs to make it 28-6 at the half.
Isaac Justice had a nice finish to his career with a 40-plus yard return on the kick-off. The Bruins drove the field for a final score. Carson Sehy had a nice run on the drive that ended with a 13-yard touchdown run by Justice.
The Bruins were outgained by the Panthers 362-176. Isaac Justice led the Bruins with 87 yards on 12 carries for just over 7 yards a carry. Scot Winger carried 10 times for 66 yards. Six other Bruins carried 16 times for just 19 yard. Sehy completed just one pass to Ethan Miller for 4 yards.
Congratulations to Isaac Justice. He became just the second player in school history to break the 1000-yard mark in a season two times, joining BHS Hall of Famer Joe Schmidt. Justice broke the 1000-yard mark on his 13-yard touchdown run.
Eastbrook 42, Blackford 13
1Q E, Alex Baker 4 pass from Dylan Bragg (Lucas Shilts kick), 0-7
1Q B, Carson Sehy 4 run (Kick blocked) 6-7
2Q E, Wyatt Stephenson 2 run (Lucas Shilts kick), 6-14
2Q E, Isaiah Dalton 26 pass from Dylan Bragg pass (Lucas Shilts kick), 6-21
2Q E, Isaiah Dalton 25 run (Lucas Shilts kick), 6-28
3Q E, Zeke Binkerd 10 pass from Dylan Bragg (Lucas Shilts kick), 6-35
3Q E, Isaiah Dalton 79 punt return (Lucas Shilts kick) 6-42
4Q B: Isaac Justice 13 run (Bode Malott kick), 13-42