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Cardinals Newest Player Contributes to Regular-Season Success

Nick Hounshell, Sports Editor

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Brett Favre. Wade Boggs. Babe Ruth. For as long as sports have been played, athletes have left their original team to join their former rivals. Junior Brennan Canada is a perfect example of this.

Canada spent his first two years in high school in Montgomery County, leading the Indians in multiple statistics. As an Indian, Brennan held a 2-2 record against GRC.

“My dad works here in Winchester, so [moving to GRC] was easier for my
family,” Canada said.

Now as a Cardinal, Canada has yet to face off against his former school. The matchups are scheduled for Jan. 26 and Feb. 8, and Canada hopes to gain his first win over his former side.

“I’m looking forward to playing against some of my former teammates,” said Canada. “Mostimportantly, any district game is a big game.”

The Cardinals have numerous big contributors, and Canada acknowledged this.

“The benefits are having multiple players around me that play at a high level,” Canada said. “We have a great coaching staff.”

Canada has been a key addition to the Cardinals this season, helping carry his new side to 17-3 record so far, putting them in second place overall in the 10th Region.

With his help, the Cardinals have proven themselves to be one of the toughest tasks in the region, their only loss from another region team coming as an 8-point defeat to the current leader, Campbell County.

GRC has also picked up some impressive wins this season, beating last year’s 10th Region champion in Scott, as well as beating Paris, who won the district last season.

These wins have put the Cardinals in the driver’s seat in the 40th District, currently holding a 3-0 record against district foes.

The team also recently picked up a big victory over 12th Region power Pulaski County in the Tim Short Automotive Classic, beating the Maroons 74-71.

Canada contributed 13 points for the Cardinals, shooting 60 percent from three-point range. The forward also added eight rebounds to his stats.

As the district tournament draws nearer, the Cardinals have begun to heat up, winning their last six games, and 13 of their last 14. With multiple big games still remaining on the schedule, the final stretch of the regular-season will be a test for the talented Cards.

The addition of Brennan Canada gives the Cardinals  high hopes for their postseason tournaments. GRC will certainly be a dangerous team in March.

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