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Growing pains: Braves' big passing plays sink Cards


August 29, 2022

Matthew Semisch, Bottineau Courant

Carrington's Grady Shipman (in white) dives to break up a pass intended for Bottineau receiver Gabe Nero. Shipman started at quarterback for the Cards, but it was the play of his opposite, Ryder Pollman, that helped the Braves secure a 26-14 win in the season opener played in Rolette.

The Bottineau Braves, in their one season of nine-man football in 2021, came tantalizingly close to advancing to the Dakota Bowl.

Dreams of showcasing their abilities on the Fargodome turf were dashed by eventual state champion LaMoure/Litchville-Marion in the semifinals, 20-6.

The Braves and Coach Zach Keller made the move back up to Class 11B this year, and Carrington was their first opponent...

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