Gothenburg Golf had a busy week as they hosted their first home invitational on Tuesday Sept. 15 and then went on to compete in the Dawson County Triangular on Friday, Sept. 18 where they took home the title of meet champions.
A fire was lit underneath the running backs of the Brady Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 17 as they blew out Maywood with a score of 60-18 to earn their first win of the season. The Eagles rushed for almost 500 yards against the Wolves and handled business from every aspect in their dominating win. There were several players with 100 plus rushing yards including Senior Jeremy Larson with 162 to lead the Eagles, Logan Simmons with 137 and Rylie Shirk with 100. The Eagles kept it on the ground almost the entire match, only throwing for 13 yards by the end of the fourth quarter.
The Brady Cross County Team traveled to Arapahoe on Friday, Sept. 18 to comepete in their invitational where they found some individual success. Ava McGown took second place overall for the Eagles running a time of 23:30. Brady had a few boys in the top 25 as Cooper Franzen and Aiden Mullen came in 12 and 13 respectively with times 21:08 and 21:11. Levi Jurjens secured his spot at 17 with a time of 22:54.
Down their tackle leader and running back Owen Geiken, the Swedes traveled to St. Paul on Friday for a match that would prove to be too much for Gothenburg to contain. St. Paul, a top ten ranked team, laid it on against the Swedes on the ground as they racked up 281 yards on the ground and 146 in the air.
Gothenburg Cross Country made the trip to the Filmore Central Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 17 to face off against several state ranked teams in a battle of attrition. In typical fashion, Will Anderson finished second overall followed up by Parker Graves with a huge top ten finish. Ethan Olsen came in at 23 to slide into the top 25 finishers. Shania Wear had a breakout race to lead the varsity girls in placement this time around. According to Head Coach Tony Neels, it was only a matter of time for Wear. “Shania has had a couple of really good practice weeks. It was only a matter of time before she had a breakout race,” Neels said. “She did a really nice job battling back into medal contention after dropping out of the top 20 in the middle portion. Great competitive day for Shania.”