The Brown County football team fell short against its Western Indiana Conference rival Indian Creek at home Friday.
Two safeties and the inability to stop the Braves’ run game hurt the Eagles (2-2, 0-2 WIC) in a lopsided 52-7 defeat.
Brown County didn’t get on the board during the first quarter, after a drive deep into Indian Creek territory ended with a pass that was picked off by the Braves’ Brad Trietsch.
Down 6-0, Brown County’s defense broke up a pass and came up with a sack, forcing a fourth and goal that didn’t yield any points.
The Eagles tried to build on the momentum from that stop but wound up going from third and 1 to a safety on a pair of errant snaps, putting themselves in an 8-0 hole.
Eventually, Brown County orchestrated a 62-yard scoring drive, scoring on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Noah Carter to Griffin Kelley to cut the deficit to 21-7.
But the Eagles’ defense couldn’t stop Indian Creek. The Braves (3-1, 2-0) added another touchdown before the half and added three more in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 50-7.
Another fumble by the Eagles produced a second safety with 4:10 left in the game, the last points for either team.
Brown County takes on Southside Christian Homeschool Friday, Sept. 15 in Greenwood.