Lakeside fans watching ESPN's Sportscenter on July 27 saw a familiar face on the screen. Former Panther football star Brian Bratton was on the highlight show and in the best possible spot in the program.
Bratton, a member of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, ensured his team the victory on July 26 with a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Bratton's score not only sealed the 26-13 win, it also caught the eye of the Sportscenter producers, who highlighted the punt return as a top 10 play.
Bratton, the only former Columbia County athlete currently on a professional football team, finished the game with eight punt returns for 170 yards.
Want to see Bratton's Sportscenter-worthy punt-return for yourself? It's on the Internet on, you guessed it, YouTube. Go to www.youtube.com and search for CFL-MTL at TOR. You'll see Bratton field the punt, break a tackle, make a punter look silly and sprint 79 yards for a score.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here to view the video. The punt return takes place around 2:49 into the video.
Here's the latest update on Martinez inventor David Jones and his Club Caddie. Jones, a contestant on the Golf Channel's Fore Inventors Only, survived the field testing and became one of 10 semifinalists.
After facing more than 1,000 other inventors, the 55-year old warehouse manager is one step closer to a grand prize that includes one-year's worth of shelf space at Golfsmith, a fully developed infomercial and $50,000 in commercial and promotional air time on the Golf Channel.
See how far Jones gets in the semifinal round at 10 p.m. Aug. 21 on the Golf Channel.
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