October 16, 2011

Brenham's Bellard leading the way

The Brenham Cubs took another step in their journey to yet another district title and state playoff run Friday night as they outlasted a gritty upset minded Montgomery team in front of a full house at Bear Stadium. Despite missing one of their key players in Texas A&M commit Troy Green who remained out of action for a fourth game after suffering a deep bruise to his knee in the Cubs win over Houston Lamar.

Green's teammate and fellow Aggie commit Adrian Bellard continues to help lead the team on the offensive side of the ball and helped pave the way for the Cubs 374 yards of offense in Friday's win.

"It was great win for us tonight," said the 6-foot-5, 295 pound lineman. "To Montgomery it was like a state championship for them, they talk about it all the time and they came out fired up and played hard tonight."

As Green gets closer to a return for the Cubs, he was dressed out Friday but not in action, Bellard knows the instant boost he will create for the team as they look to continue their perfect season.

"Losing Troy has been a big loss for us," said Bellard after Friday's game. "Mostly I think he is going to focus on offense when he comes back, that is where we have missed him the most. We can't wait for him to get back though we have been missing him."

Montgomery lacked the size in the trenches that Brenham had in the match-up but Bellard noted how blocking players that are so much smaller can cause problems if not properly prepared.

"Well, the game plan we used all week in practice was focusing on staying low and keeping our pad level down," he said. "We had to play at that level and keep our feet in the ground. Once you can get your hands on them you got them."

Bellard has been keeping up with the Aggies all season, including a trip to College Station for the Oklahoma State game, and has stayed in touch with the staff as well.

"I think they are doing really good," he said. "I talked with coach (Terrell) Williams the other day and we were just talking about them needing to put complete games together. They have been blowing teams out in the first half of games. I think they will be fine though."

Brenham returns to the field next Friday in their homecoming game against visiting Northbrook. Ranked near the top of the 4A rankings in the state all year the Cubs will look to make another run in the state playoffs.

"We have a lot of good leadership and captains on this team and I think this season could be real special," said Bellard.

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