Braham Bombers continue winning ways

The Bombers celebrated a 17-yard touchdown pass to Josh Zimpel in Rush City on Sept. 22. Sophomore Luke Bendickson hits the whole and sees daylight ahead. Senior Zach Zierden squares up for the tackle in Rush City Braham senior Hunter Giffrow rolls out of the pocket, keeping his eyes down field. Photos by Mike Bleninger
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Braham senior Hunter Giffrow rolls out of the pocket, keeping his eyes down field. Photos by Mike Bleninger

The Braham Bomber football team just keeps winning. On Sept. 22, the boys made the short trip to take on rival Rush City.

While the Bomber’s games this season have started in near blow out fashion, this one was different.

The Tigers were stingy on defense to start the game, despite senior Hunter Giffrow finding senior Josh Zimpel for a 17-yard touchdown. The boys did not find the scoreboard again until the middle of the third quarter.

Again, it was Giffrow to Zimpel, this time for 35 yards, and the Bombers were on top 16-6.

After watching the Tigers score, and complete a two-point conversion, the Bombers knew they had to step it up. The Bomber found the endzone three more times, Giffrow adding two more TD passes, and senior Ryan Roslin finding room on the ground. The late game rally gave the Bombers a convincing 36-14 win.

After the big game, Braham coaches named Giffrow their ‘Bomber of the Week.’

Coach Alex Sundly made the case.

“In a big rivalry matchup against the Rush City Tigers, Hunter Giffrow came up big commanding the offense. Giffrow went 20/26 passing (12.3 yards/pass) and added four rushes for a total of 335 all-purpose yards with three passing touchdowns,” Sundly said.

Up next for the Bombers, will be a road trip to Deer River on Sept. 29.

Northeast Silver Standings: Braham, 3-0; Barnum, 2-1; Rush City, 2-1; Hinckley-Finalyson, 2-1; East Central, 2-1; Deer River, 1-2; Chisholm, 0-3; Messabi East, 0-3.