BGJHS 8th grade football team undefeated despite COVID



Purples celebrate after winning semi-state against Northern Pulaski 20-12.

The 8th grade Bowling Green Jr. High Football Team went undefeated this 2020 COVID year with the second year of a new Head Coach Jr. Hayes.
“It felt good going undefeated because of the hard work we put in at practice,” said Gavin Lightning defensive line and tight end for the Purples. The favorite part of the season for Gavin was, “when we beat Moss because it was a really big game for us as a team because they beat us last year.”
COVID affected the athletes’ season. “Having to wear a mask at practice and being six feet away from people really affects the way we practice,” said Gavin.“The South Warren game was a really hard game for us.”
The BGJHS football players made big plays and had big moments. Hunter Lee, a lineman, tells about a play that injured him. “When we were playing against Moss, and I messed someone up.” During that play Hunter injured himself.
“It was sad because I wanted to play, but then I got injured. They said I was out of the rest of the year,” said Hunter.
The Purples won all their season games; However, the biggest win of the season was either against South Warren or Owensboro. “The game against South or Owensboro, both were very hyped games,” said Hunter.
The Purples qualified for the semi-state championship because of their undefeated season. Their first game at state which was in Campbellsville, KY, was a very good game. The Purples won 20-12 against Northern Pulaski and advanced to the championship. In the championship game, the Purples fell short to Elkhorn by 2 points.
Even with COVID, the Purples made it all the way to state with only losing one game which was the last game in state. Overall, the Bowling Green 8th Grade Football team had an undefeated season which is a huge accomplishment.