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Kicker Emma Brandwene makes history at football game

Johnny Staley and Matt Storms

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Junior Emma Brandwene made history Friday night as the first Baldwin female athlete to score points in a varsity football game.

Brandwene, a goalkeeper for the girls soccer team who also kicks for the football team, went six for seven on extra points in the game as Baldwin beat Butler, 58-13. She took her accomplishment in stride.

“It feels normal. It feels like I’m part of the team,” she said.

Emma Brandwene is the backup kicker for her brother, senior Jackson Brandwene, who missed the first half of Friday’s game because he was playing in a boys soccer game.

“Jackson has helped me prepare for Friday night for a while now. It brings us closer together,” Emma Brandwene said.

Jackson Brandwene said his sister was prepared.

“She has become a reliable backup for me for when I have to miss for a soccer game,” he said.

Senior Tyler Gurchak also said Emma Brandwene prepares well to take over whenever she is needed.

“She works with Coach (Tom) Simcho every day, and when she’s called upon, she’s ready,” Gurchak said.

She will remain the backup when her brother is available, but she said that Friday’s game gave her some of the experience she needs for the future.

 

About the Writers
Johnny Staley, Staff Writer
Johnny is a senior and a second-year staff writer on the Purbalite. He is a track athlete and loves watching sports in his free time. He likes to write sports stories.
Matt Storms, Staff Writer
Matt Storms is a senior and a first-year staff writer. He enjoys watching sports, movies, and listening to music.
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