Kicking. Punting. Returning. Calling plays. Defending. Passing. Braden Bohannon does a little bit of everything for the Elco football team.
But what Bohannon does best is running.
On Friday at Northern Lebanon high school, Bohannon enjoyed a monster game, while leading Elco to a 37-7 triumph over the hometown Vikings. The Raiders junior quarterback rushed 17 times for 181 yards and four touchdowns.
Bohannon put the Raiders on the board in the middle of the opening quarter with a 21-yard touchdown run. Then late in the second period, his seven-yard jaunt to the end zone gave Elco a 23-0 advantage.
Bohannon’s roll continued in the second half, in the form of a 52-yard scoring burst that pushed the Raiders’ lead to 30-0. Bohannon capped his evening with a 48-yard touchdown run early in the final stanza.
Through five games this fall, Bohannon has put up 604 yards on the ground and has rushed for nine total touchdowns.
Bohannon is also an accomplished basketball and baseball player for Elco, but his best work might be performed on the gridiron.
– Jeff Falk