As of Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Grangeville linebacker Brandon Stump has been playing football since kindergarten and has been playing in North Central Idaho since seventh grade, when he relocated to Orofino from Arizona.
Having moved from Orofino to Grangeville, Stump has been making high-impact plays in a Bulldogs uniform, including with a couple of outstanding catches during the Bulldogs’ game at Clarkston.
“The play where Booker Bush took it to the house, right then, I kind of figured it would be a cakewalk like at Nampa Christian,” Stump said, “but Clarkston turned out to be a lot tougher than that. Their Number 10, that kid is pretty good. He’s shifty.”
Late in the game, Stump made an outstanding catch on a play that could have gone either way.
“The one I took out of Kaden Buckner’s hands, that was probably my best catch this year,” Stump said. “The game was on the line. It would have been intercepted and the game would have been over right then.”
The Bulldogs had a play on called a “waggle,” designed to get a pass from Tescher Harris to Stump.
“I’m the hot route on that call, so I was expecting the ball to come to me,” Stump said. “I saw that kid right in front of me and I thought ‘I’ve got to grab the ball.’”
“I can’t stand Clarkston,” he said. “I’ve disliked them for a while. My freshman year at Orofino, they blew us out 35-0 and ever since then I’ve had an infatuation with beating them.”
The Bulldogs came close last Saturday, but Clarkston held them off, 22-20. GHS hosts McCall for homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday night.
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