Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Lucas Metzger

Lucas Metzger, Sports Editor

All content by Lucas Metzger
The football team wins the NCS pennant after a blowout victory against Stuart Hall. (Courtesy of Veronica Bosque)

After unbeaten season, Bulls football prevails in NCS

December 9, 2021
A rematch with Stuart Hall marked the final blowout victory in a blowout year.
Column: Should soccer’s Super League exist?

Column: Should soccer’s Super League exist?

May 8, 2021

In April, 15 teams from soccer’s biggest leagues decided to create a league independent of the major leagues that these clubs were a part of, in order to generate more revenue.  These teams are Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Inter Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester...

March Madness 2021: How it works, upsets and brackets at Branson

March Madness 2021: How it works, upsets and brackets at Branson

March 29, 2021

Every March, it happens. March Madness, the NCAA tournament where every 64 collegiate teams come together to play an elimination-style bracket, begins. This is one of the most highly anticipated sports tournaments every year, and it never fails to disappoint, with upsets coming left and right, and entertaining...

Why are refs hated so much?

Why are refs hated so much?

February 23, 2021

On Jan. 20, 2019, the NFL changed. It was the 2018 NFC championship, and the New Orleans Saints were playing the Los Angeles Rams. The score was 20-20 with 1:49 left in the fourth quarter of the game. On 3rd and 10, Saints quarterback Drew Brees lofted a pass to receiver Tommylee Lewis on the right sideline....

NFL injuries shed light on importance of preseason

NFL injuries shed light on importance of preseason

December 1, 2020

It was Week 2 of the 2020-21 NFL season. The New York Giants were playing the Chicago Bears in an NFC divisional matchup. The Spun sports website writes that on the first play of the second quarter, Saquon Barkley, the 2018 No. 2 pick, took an outside handoff from second-year QB Daniel Jones. Barkley...

Week 1-4  fantasy football predictions and analysis

Week 1-4 fantasy football predictions and analysis

October 5, 2020

Hello, my name is Lucas Metzger and welcome to my sports column. For this edition, I will be focusing on Fantasy Football, something that is quite popular at Branson. Here are some of my thoughts on the first few weeks of the NFL season.   Review of notable Week 1 games Ravens 38, Browns...

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