Sticks and stones may break some bones, but they won’t stop Brusly High’s Kullen Braley from playing.
Braley, a freshman, led the Brusly High boys soccer team scoring three goals in a 9-3 victory over The Church Academy on Jan. 11. This was his first game back after breaking his fibula and tearing his meniscus in a game on Dec. 14, 2017.
“Coming back and playing in a game felt great, and I was relieved that I could run again,” Braley said. “I didn’t expect much because I knew I would be out of shape and probably couldn’t do what I was able to do before my injury. When I scored my three goals, I felt so much happiness and had a smile that could probably be seen in the bleachers. I’m so thankful for my team who made it possible for me to score the three goals.”
Also scoring for the Panthers was Braley’s brother Karson Braley with two goals, and Nathan Landry, Connor David, Kevin Rivera, and Luke Morvant with one a piece.
“The team has been playing through a lot of sickness and injury,” Brusly head coach Ben Traywick said. “We played really well with everyone contributing.”
The Panthers face the West Feliciana Saints Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Port Allen Soccer Complex.
“I’m looking forward to the last few weeks of the season against some really tough opponents,” Traywick said.