Sept. 4, 2013 — West Carter sophomore quarterback Braden Brown broke records, broke the plane of the endzone five times in Friday’s game against Bath County.
But like he and the rest of the Comets, he had a broken heart after the Wildcats came back all the way to defeat West 53-45 in overtime on Friday in Owingsville.
Brown is now the single game rushing record holder after he ran for 319 yards and five touchdowns, breaking Chris Boggs’ record of 288 back in 2000.
“I was able to get out into space and make plays,” Brown said. “I took what the defense gave me and turn it to (big plays).”
Brown added: “It means a lot to me because my dad (assistant coach Brian Brown) was a good running back here, too. We were happy.”
“I thought he had more than that,” Coach Kevin Brown said. “Seems like he did every time he turned around he was ripping off (big runs). We told him to run until he cramped up and that’s exactly what he did.”
With Bath County up 13-7 (West’s Tristen Mitchell would have the first touchdown of 2013) at the end of the first quarter, Brown ripped off a 60-yard touchdown run to get his night going. Bath would score again at 19-13 early in the second.
An Austin Travis score put West up 20-19 midway through the second before Braden Brown would turn on the jets again, this time from 43 yards out to take a 26-19 lead in to the half.
A bizarre scene would take place as the power went off at Bath County’s field for a little more than a half an hour before the second half began.
Braden would get his third TD and his fourth in the third quarter on a Wildcats turnover to make it 33-19. But two straight scores would bring Bath within 39-32. Braden would get his fifth and final score on a 66-yard open field TD to make it 45-32.