The Charleston Tigers scored a big conference-opening road win at Greenland last week, and the win was more than just a team win. Playing on the Tigers varsity roster this year are three brothers: Breckon Ketter, Bryton Ketter, and Brevyn Ketter. And last week at Greenland, all three Ketter bronthers scored touchdowns versus the Pirates. It is very unusual for brothers to play and both score in a game, and it is extremely unusual for three to score in the same game.
Senior Breckon Ketter is a hard-nosed running back that has a downhill, vertical running style. As featured earlier this season by Resident Press, Breckon has the opportunity to be an all-conference running back this year for the Tigers. Charleston head football coach Ricky May describes Breckon as “definitely one of the team leaders; leading by example. He is a bruising runner and blocker. He also plays great at the linebacker position on defense.”
Tiger sophomore Brevyn Ketter is a young and talented player for Charleston who is one of several sophomores who are getting significant playing time this season. Coach May describes Brevyn as “an upbeat, and steady player that just makes plays. He can run it, catch, and punt it as well as anyone we have.”
Third, but not least, is Charleston sophomore Bryton Ketter. Bryton plays both offense and defense. Coach May described Bryton by saying, “he can be electric when he has the ball in his hands. He can run it, catch, and kick it as well as anyone we have. He also rotates at nose man on defense because he can blow stuff up!”
The three Ketters are an example of the young talent that Charleston has this year, mixed in with quality upperclassmen who played significant minutes last season. You would think that between three brothers, there would be a great deal of competition between the three. And there may be…but on the field, all three cheer for each other as they all contribute to Charleston’s success. Coach May commented, “All three are tough, hard working, talented kids. They are big difference makers that really challenge each other but are each others’ biggest fans! When Breckon recovered the fumble (at Greenland) and took it to the house, his brothers were both running down the sidelines with him!”
One can only imagine the memories the three are making this season that none of them will ever forget. And for Tigers fans, they are making memories this season, and for the next two for all of those who come to Alumni Field each fall to cheer the Tigers.
At Charleston, football is a family affair. And the Ketter name will be one of those family names in the many generations of Tigers athletes that will be remembered by Charleston fans for many years to come. Breckon, Brevyn, and Brighton still have many memories ahead of them, both on the Alumni Field turf, and all across high school football.