Notre Dame bound Cave a force for Penn

Sometimes words can describe something better than seeing it for yourself.

But in the case of Braxston Cave, nothing is better than 'watching' how good he is.

At 6'4", 295 pounds---Cave is a major reason the Penn Kingsmen are undefeated.

The senior center decided long ago he was going to Notre Dame and it makes sense.

After all, he was named after a former Irish player---Braxston Banks.

Cave says ND's poor record hasn't affected his decision in any way. He doesn't second guess it because of his love for the Irish. He says he's excited to possibly play right away and to help be a reason Notre Dame turns things around.

Penn quarterback Coley Moore says Braxston does everything right--from the way he works out, to the way he leads the team. Moore says Cave is a quarterback's dream center.

He says Braxston perfects instruction from his coaches on day 1 of practice and just gets better and better from there.

Penn coach Cory Yeoman says Cave also has a tremendous work ethic. He believes it's a major reason why Braxston has been able to battle through a sprained ankle over the last month.

For Braxston, he doesn't even feel the pain in his ankle anymore when he plays. It's part of the nastiness his dad instilled in him in order to be a force on the football field.

That nastiness is certainly imposing on the opposition. Just watch the video!

Braxston and the Kingsmen meet Mishawaka in the sectional semifinals on Friday.

It's a rematch of a classic game from last month one that came down to the final play.

With Penn up by 7, the Cavemen threw a deep pass to the end zone into the hands of Ryan Warmoth, but Penn defensive back Brian Lares quickly drilled Warmoth and knocked the ball out.

Warmoth only had possession of the ball for 1/3 of a second and it was ruled incomplete.

Penn hung on, but barely.

The Kingsmen expect much of the same Friday.


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