Two Middle School students have potential to be outstanding athletes

Two outstanding athletes finished their eighth grade and seventh grade eligibilities two weeks ago at the District 8-2A middle school track meet. Brady athletic director and head football coach Glen Jones said Wednesday morning that both kids have a lot of potential. He is looking forward to coaching them in high school. The eighth grader is Isaac Conrad, and the seventh grader is Andrew Brooks. Conrad is the son of Herb Conrad, and Brooks is living with his grandparents, Armando and Frances Mata. He moved to Brady last August from Waco. Both were instrumental in their respective teams’ placement at the district track meet two weeks ago at Comfort. Brooks scored 45 points for his seventh grade team, and Conrad got 24 points for the eighth grade team. Brooks won the shot put (36-2 1/2), the long jump (16-7), the 100-meter dash (12.87), the 200-meter dash (26.37) and anchored the winning 400-meter relay team (51.15). Conrad won the 400-meter dash (57.44), was fourth in the high jump (5-0), fifth in the long jump (16-7) and anchored the 400-meter relay team to a third place (49.46) and a third place team in the 1600-meter relay (4:08.27). Terry Bean and Oscar Villa, the boys’ eighth and seventh grade coaches, respectively, said that both kids are team players. “I think they’ll be very helpful when they get to high school,” Villa said. “They have the potential to be top level players in football, basketball and basketball.” Brooks scored 37 touchdowns last season for the seventh grade football team. Coach Bean said that Conrad’s speciality in football was as a free safety. “He did a great job at that position last year. Our opponents couldn’t get behind him, and he was ready to meet them on sweeps,” he said. Both played basketball, too. “Conrad and Brooks make good grades as well as being all-around athletes,” their coaches agreed. BHS coach Jones can hardly wait to see these two in high school.

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