Senior RB’s 3 TDs Led Montgomery to Opening Night Win
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – One of the important pieces to Montgomery Football’s puzzle in 2023 is senior running back, Brady Post. As a junior a year ago, Post served as a key cog in the Cougar defense. This season, he will be also a very integral part of the Cougar offense. Post began his senior campaign in splendid style with three rushing touchdowns in a 34-7 non-conference victory over Robbinsville. The performance helped Post earn BCG’s Player of the Week honors for Week 0.
In the opening night win over Robbinsville, Post rushed for 196 yards on 17 carries, or about 11.5 yards per rush. His longest run was a 37-yard effort in the third quarter, where he even carried some Ravens defenders along for the ride. Post also contributed on defense with 3 total tackles including a second-quarter sack that helped halt a Robbinsville drive.
In addition to his 37-yard scamper, Post collected touchdown rushes of 29, 4, and 3 yards. Post scored two of his TDs in the first half as Montgomery jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the intermission. Post then added another score in the third that put the Cougars up 34-0.
A year ago, Post finished second on the team in total tackles with 69. Forty-six of them were solo tackles including 8 for loss and 2 sacks. Post also recovered two fumbles. His contributions were more limited on offense with 14 carries for 77 yards and 3 TDs rushing and one catch. Montgomery finished 7-3 overall after falling to Northern Highlands in the North Jersey Section 1 Group 4 playoffs.
The 2022 season was a major improvement from the year before for the Cougars. Montgomery improved its win total by four games and reduced its losses by three from the 2021 season. The Cougars also made a much better showing against Northern Highlands. After losing in the opening round by 47 two years ago, Montgomery gave Northern Highlands much more of a battle before bowing out 27-12.
Through the first two games of 2023, Montgomery has been dominant en route to a 2-0 start. The Cougars have outscored their foes by a margin of 83-13, or an average of 35 points per contest. Post has been in the middle of most of it. On offense, he has rushed 26 times for 287 yards, or an average of 11.0 yards per carry. Post also picked up a season-long run of 50 yards in Montgomery’s 49-6 win over Franklin in Week 1.
On defense, Post added another 8 total tackles in the win over Franklin including two for loss and 2.5 sacks. He also picked up his first interception of the year. So far this season, Post has collected 11 total tackles, 10 solo tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, and an interception. Montgomery’s fast start has placed it 4th in the latest BCG Somerset County Top 10 and 6th in the BCG’s overall Top 10.
Congratulations Brady on your efforts and best of luck for the rest of this season.