Team Moody EOD defeats the Canes in the annual Michael Buras Game

Airman Buras was born July 28, 1987 in Tifton, Georgia to John E. Buras and Joy Ann Butrica Buras. He grew up in Fitzgerald, graduating from Fitzgerald High School in 2005 and was very active in the DLS sports programs. He was an avid Purple Hurricane soccer team member for 4 years, having been named to the Who’s Who of Georgia Soccer, and he attended Arbor Baptist Church. Airman Buras was an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Journeyman in the United States Air Force assigned at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada with Headquarters Air Combat Command, 99th Air Base Wing, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron and was a Purple Heart recipient from a previous deployment .

Senior Airman Michael J. Buras, 23, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom  Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan . Today’s 5K run is in his Honor and the annual soccer match Between the Ladies Purple Hurricanes and the Moody AFB EOD team is becoming a BIG Hit. It’s a great day of fellowship for all who attended.

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

Game highlights- If you can call it that LOL

Fitzgerald Ga.  After running this morning in the Buras 5K ( 2 in full EOD Bomb suits)

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

a rest period was given for everyone. The game started off pretty normal with the EOD gang taking a 3-0 lead into the half. After putting the emergency call out, the Lady Canes brought in a few Ringers from past teams.

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

I kinda felt sorry for the EOD team at one point as I counted 19 Fitzgerald players to the EOD’s 13 playing.

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

The Air Force just kept on pounding the Canes even at those tough odds. The Lady canes would eventually come back and tie the score 3-3 (Ringers)at the end of regulation play.

Some great penalties were also called today. The canes were cited for having an Goalie with NO SKILLS in the net, Coaching from anywhere on the field, Plenty of holding and tripping was apparent, but was only called on the Canes. ( Looked like a one sided Ref to me)

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

The game would be decided by PK Kicks with the final score lending to the EOD Team. Today’s events are just a great example of the military interacting with local kids and just enjoying the day.

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

3/19/2016,Eddie Senkbeil

Let’s all  not forget what brought all this day on though: Had SRA Buras not wanted to help keep our great country free and paying the ultimate sacrifice this event would never have happened.

Go CANES GO Team Moody EOD!

God Bless The USA!

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