:: C.C. Brooks follows Kareem Riley's block
- Courtesy of Mark Ferland
Firebirds Get In Win Column By Defeating Anderson
Brian Park

After struggling two straight weeks, the Firebirds (1-2, 0-0 GMC) shot out of the gate early Friday night and beat the Anderson Redskins.

The Firebirds took the early 7-0 lead with junior quarterback Dustin Huff?s 14-yard touchdown pass to senior wide-out Vince Cook. West would then continue to roll on offense, scoring another touchdown in the first quarter. North College Hill tailback transfer Clinton (C.C.) Brooks made a great first impression by scoring on a 4-yard rushing touchdown. Brooks shared carries with junior tailback Paul Bogenshultz, and senior fullback Matt Fehr. Brooks had 13 carries, three more then both Bogenshultz and Fehr, and lead the Firebird rushing attack with 80 rushing yards, a touchdown, and a 6.2 average per carry.

The Firebird ability to run effectively against the Redskins eased much of the pressure off Huff. In Huff?s minimal 14 attempts, he was very effective. Huff completed 11 of those pass attempts for a total of 194 yards and three touchdowns. The three touchdowns surpassed the numerous past Lakota West quarterbacks who had held the record of two in a game. Two of Huff?s touchdown passes went to senior wide-out Josh Chichester. Chichester totaled 113 receiving yards and is continuing to show why he has been heavily recruited by The Ohio State Buckeyes. Chichester is currently 2 yards from leading the GMC in receiving yards.

The Firebirds lead Anderson 31-14 in the middle of the forth quarter. Special teams mistakes caused Firebird fans to be uneasy as Anderson closed in on the Firebirds. With seconds ticking, Anderson had the ball and put up a prayer last second play deep in their own territory. The Firebirds deflected the deep pass and were able to close the game out.

This upcoming Friday, the Firebirds will look to even up their record against the Hamilton Big Blue (1-2).

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Athlete of the Week
J.C. Casper, Senior
Football
J.C. led the Firebirds in scoring with 9 points as West posted a decisive 52-7 win over Milford on Friday. Casper made 6 of 6 extra point kicks and made his only field goal attempt. The field goal, from 42 yards out, was the longest in West history topping the old record of 41 yards set by Casper last year.
Natalie Flotner, Freshman
Tennis
Natalie was selected to the All GMC team following her third place finish at third singles in the Greater Miami Conference tournament held this week at Princeton. Flotner was the only Firebird to qualify for all GMC tennis honors.
Player Profile
Sally Ogle, Senior
Volleyball

Claim to Fame:
The team put a red strip of tape on one of our volleyballs and named it after me.

Who would play you in a movie:
Jessie from Toy Story 2

Favorite Pre Game Meal:
Pasta! Any kind

Future Plans:
Attend a 4-year university (not sure which one) and major in biology or chemical engineering.

Favorite Song:
I like it, I love it - Tim McGraw

Who are your role models:
My parents (Jim & Julie)

Pre Game Rituals:
We all warm-up and play soccer in the wrestling room