Recap: White Station secures key win over CBHS


Lora Lyons

Daniel Gwin (42) celebrates with his teammates following a key stop against CBHS. Gwin would later be named the Commercial Appeal’s male athlete of the week following his performance.

Friday, September 13th was anything but a nightmare for White Station’s football team; if anything, it was a like a dream. Rallying from a 7-0 deficit at the end of the first half, the Spartans stormed back in the second half to beat the Brothers 13-7. 

“It felt like we were walking through water,” Brady Buchheit (10), a defensive lineman and fullback said. “We were on top and everyone was just so proud.”

Defense was the theme throughout the entire game, with each side struggling to get something going on offense. The first points of the game weren’t scored until the second quarter, when CBHS recovered a fumble on a punt return for a touchdown. One defensive standout for White Station was linebacker Daniel Gwin, who had seven tackles and two tackles for loss. He would later be named Male Athlete of the Week by the Commercial Appeal. 

“I was proud of Danny Gwin,” Buchheit said. “He really helped put our defense together.”

The Spartans offense came alive at the end of the third quarter and would end the quarter just 11 yards away from the endzone. After an 11 yard touchdown run from Brandon Harris (11), White Station tied it up 7-7 with 11 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. 

White Station stopped CBHS on fourth down on the following drive and got the ball at CBHS’s 46 yard line. Ten plays after starting the drive with a 24 yard run from Jaylen Caver (11), quarterback Dwight Holmes II (11) scored on a one yard run, and White Station took a 13-7 lead. White Station would then stop CBHS again on fourth down to secure one of the most memorable wins in program history.

“[Beating CBHS] was the best moment in football history,” Nathan Miskell (11) said. “We all felt unbeatable that night.”