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August 18th, 2019
August 17th, 2019

WATCH: Six-year-old joins Kentucky football for a day with Make-A-Wish

The Kentucky football program hosted a very important visitor on Saturday morning.

In fact, the team brought on a brand new player to join the roster for a day to make his dream come true. .

This morning, six-year-old Braxton Wessels had his Make-A-Wish wish granted by UK Athletics.

His wish? To live the life of a Kentucky football player for one day.

The team brought him in with his family this morning and showed him around the football facilities, let him meet his new teammates, and watch Kentucky’s scrimmage, among other activities.

By looking at his smile alone, you can already tell he had the time of his life.

Take a look at the footage the Kentucky football social media team released on their Twitter page this afternoon:

Congratulations to Mr. Wessels on his big day as a Kentucky football player! And most importantly, go Cats!

Bowling Green eliminated in the Little League World Series

Photo: Little League

Bowling Green’s Little League World Series dreams have unfortunately come to an end.

Following the team’s 6-1 loss to New England this afternoon, Bowling Green East has been eliminated from contention.

Bowling Green – who turned into Great Lakes for the LLWS – managed just two hits on the day, while New England ended game with eight total, led by three from Lucas Tanous.

New England’s Owen Pfeffer pitched a complete game, finishing with seven strikeouts, two hits, two walks, and zero earned runs.

As for Great Lakes, Jameson Napper and Luke Idlett made up the team’s two hits on the day.

Kentucky made its 10th LLWS appearance overall and its first since 2016, with the state’s record now moving to 14-20 all time in the event. Bowling Green East made its third trip to Williamsport, with all three of them coming in the past five years alone. Led by manager Rick Kelley, Bowling Green won two games in both 2015 and 2016.

The team had been a perfect 14-0 going into the weekend, including a 3-0 finish at Regionals.

Great Lakes lost on Friday afternoon to Minnesota in the double-elimination event.