The Brownfield Cubs will be playing their first game without Coach Kevin Graham on the sidelines this week as they head to Kermit.
Coach Graham was found dead in his home last Friday night. Cub players were told about Graham after the game. Lubbock PD does not suspect foul play in the death and have tentatively ruled it natural causes.
The Cubs and their coaches wanted a way to honor Coach Graham for what he brought to the program in the last three years. They had stickers made and placed on the back of their helmets with the Cub logo and “KG” inside the logo.
BISD Superintendent Chris Smith stated, “Coach Graham has been a part of BISD for the last three years. He has clearly carved out a place in the hearts and minds of our kids. I am proud that they have chosen to recognize that and keep him with them in spirit.”
The Cubs will be taking on Kermit on Friday at Kermit in a 7 p.m. matchup. Kermit comes into this game with an 0-4 and 0-1 record. The Yellowjackets fell to Slaton last week by a 19-8 score.
The Cubs are coming off a 57-6 defeat at the hands of #6 in the state Shallowater. “Shallowater is number six for a reason,” stated Cub Head Coach Aarrhon Flores. “They fired at us on all cylinders. We look to be ready for Kermit this week.”
Flores stated that Kermit likes to blitz and the Cubs have been working on that this week and will be ready for what Kermit brings. “They are not very big and we matchup with them well. They have a young freshman quarterback and we will be pressuring him all night long.”
The Cubs will have to execute throughout the game, and Flores is certain they will do that. “We are working really hard and even though we don’t have the wins to show it, our guys are growing, learning and getting better with every game.”
Flores stated that one thing that has made him proud each week of the season is the tremendous fight the team shows throughout the game, to the very end, even when the score is not what they wanted it to be. “These guys have never quit this year. They battle and work hard on every play. They have been through a lot this year emotionally and I am so proud they continue to show up ready to play each week and each day in practice. I love these guys.”
On the north end of the County will be a face-off between the Wellman-Union Wildcats and the Meadow Broncos. This battle for County bragging rights will be in Meadow with a 7:30 p.m. start.
The Wildcats are coming off a big win over Loop last week in which the topped the Longhorns by a score of 68-45. Meadow is still winless on the year. This will be Meadow’s Homecoming game.
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