Bobwhites Fall to Cougars 22-32 in Quarterfinals Matchup

Case Ballard, Contributor

The BFA Bobwhites fell to the MMU Cougars Tuesday night, October 27th, 22-32, to end the Bobwhites’ “unique” 7 v 7 season as the Cougars moved on to play the CVU Redhawks on Saturday night, ending in a 27-25 victory for the Redhawks.

The Bobwhites started off the game, scoring two unanswered touchdowns, both going to Justin Brown, to go up 12-0 in the first quarter. Momentum quickly shifted, however, as the Cougars scored 14 unanswered points to end the half. The Bobwhites came out flat in the third quarter as the Cougars were able to put 12 more points onto their lead to go up 26-12. Although the Bobwhites were able to punch in a touchdown in the first couple minutes of the fourth quarter, they fell short as their season came to an end.

“It’s a mixed bag of emotions,” said Thomas Remillard (‘21). “But I’m proud of the effort that these boys brought out onto the field, and I’m gonna miss these guys going forward.”

It was a tough end to a tough season for the seniors at BFA, but they were grateful for the opportunity to have some form of football to participate in this fall. “Although it was a weird season, I was glad that we had the opportunity to go out there and play 7 v 7 football,” said Andrew Koval (‘21).

As for the underclassmen on the team, they are already looking forward to next year. “I think we will bring the intensity into next year and maybe learn something from this unique season,” said Cole Woodland (‘23). “I think we’ll have a strong squad with the young talent on this team and some players coming up from JV.”

It is no question that this fall football season was a season like no other, and although it didn’t quite look like how players expected it to look, there seemed to be a common idea: “It is better than nothing at all.”