Grant Watts

Brusly safety Grant Watts earned 10 tackles in a 38-8 homecoming win over Glen Oaks last Friday.

The Brusly defense held Glen Oaks to eight points in last Friday’s 38-8 win, which included a shutout in the first half.

One of the leaders of the defense, junior free safety Grant Watts, earned 10 tackles in limited playing time because of the lopsided score.

Watts’ performance earned him Westside Journal Player of the Week honors.

“It’s all about the guys in front of me doing what they’re supposed to do,” Watts said. “I just go down and I make the tackle. It’s a team game.”

Brusly led 38-0 at the half, with most of the starters getting rest in the second half.

“For Grant, his game last week is the same as the week before that and the week before that and so on and so on,” said Brusly head coach Hoff Schooler. “We ask a lot of him on the back end getting the secondary set, getting the coverages checked and getting us into the best coverage. He does a good job. He’s consistent with that. He gets everybody lined up and his effort is as good as any coach could ask a player to have.”

On the season, Watts has tallied 83 total tackles with seven tackles for loss, three pass breakups and one interception.

“We have great athletes out there on defense and we pride ourselves on playing selfless football on the defensive end,” Watts said. “Fitting where you’re supposed to fit, having guys do their job and just trusting each other to make plays.

“We have the mindset that we can be the best defense we want to be,” he continued. “We have guys who are willing to tackle, willing to make plays and just go out there and be as good as we can be because we feel like we have one of the best defenses in the state.”

Brusly looks for its second straight win this week with a home game against Mentorship Academy.

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