Brevard football 2-0 for first time in 9 years

Brevard football 2-0 for first time in 9 years

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Brevard football 2-0 for first time in 9 years

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Brevard football players, from left to right, Tanner Ellenberger, Tanner Pettit and Nick Cabe.

Brevard football players, from left to right, Tanner Ellenberger, Tanner Pettit and Nick Cabe.

Brevard seniors heard all week that they had never beaten Rosman in varsity football.

Someone will have to motivate the Blue Devils with a new carrot now – they are 2-0 for the first time since 2007 after Friday’s 41-7 road win over their Transylvania County rival.

Tanner Pettit rushed for 189 yards and scored two touchdowns as did Lane Pressley. Tanner Ellenberger threw for two touchdowns (11 yards to Pressley and 13 yards to Ari Williams) and scampered for a third.

On a night where Rosman dedicated its football field to the program’s first coach (William Cathey), it was Brevard who broke an early second-quarter tie with 34 unanswered points.

“This was their chance to make an impression,” second-year coach Craig Pritchett said of his undefeated Blue Devils.

“It’s fun to see this group and how they’ve bought in. We’ve knocked off a couple milestones already a big one now is we want to win a game on our new turf.”

Indeed, the Blue Devils have not won at home since 2013. They carpeted their stadium with artificial turf a year later.

Brevard is off next week before hosting Madison on Sept. 9.

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