The Duncan Banner

October 29, 2013

Donkeys get chance against Outlaws on Monday

John McKelvey
The Duncan Banner

BRAY — Monday night football is coming to Bray-Doyle.

The Donkeys will play Marlow’s junior varsity team next week in a game that will include senior day festivities for its four seniors.

The chance to honor the seniors that stuck around after Bray-Doyle forfeited its schedule, was the driving force behind the scheduling decision, according to coach Lee Bluejacket.

“It’s remarkable, because having senior night is obviously better than not having it, letting these guys go out on top,” Bluejacket said. “This shows how good the people over at Marlow are to go ahead and help us out over there, to send some kids over to play us.”

Bluejacket pointed to the difficulty in finding an opponent due to a large number of teams preparing for the playoffs. They wouldn’t want to play a “meaningless game” as Bluejacket called it. For Bray-Doyle, the game is  meaningful as it gives the players a tough test to end their season against a Class 3A school.

“Our guys are still going to go out and do the best they can,” Bluejacket said. “Hopefully, we can send them out on a good note. That’s what we aim to do, is get one last victory for the seniors going out.”

Despite playing eight-man football games the last two weeks, the Donkeys agreed to play an 11-man game. It is likely that only 11 Bray-Doyle players will be able to play, according to Bluejacket.

On Marlow’s side, vasity coach Rob Renshaw said that he was looking to get another game for his JV team and that this was a good opportunity.