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Tornadoes fall 28-7 to Class 5A War Eagles

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BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
An 80-plus-yard interception return for a touchdown by Don Jeffers was the only score for the Bradford High School football team in a 28-7 loss to Class 5A Wakulla on Oct. 11 in Starke.

Touchdown passes of 50 and 74 yards helped the War Eagles (6-1) take a 21-0 lead. Following Jeffers’ pick-six, which occurred with 32 seconds left in the third quarter, Wakulla put together a 65-yard scoring drive that consumed approximately seven minutes. It was capped by quarterback Feleipe Franks’ third touchdown pass on the night.

Bradford’s offense was held to approximately 180 yards, but all but 40 of those occurred in the first half. The Tornadoes (2-4) finished with 38 yards rushing, with Tra’Von Thomas leading the way with 30 yards on six carries.
Jacob Luke completed 10-of-21 passes for 141 yards for Bradford. Keaaris Ardley had three receptions for 94 yards, while Kenny Dinkins had five for 36 yards.

Jacob Luke (right) scrambles out of the pocket.

Jacob Luke (right) scrambles out of the pocket.

Bradford quarterback Jacob Luke gets sacked by Wakulla’s Charles Burns.

Bradford quarterback Jacob Luke gets sacked by Wakulla’s Charles Burns.

A group of Bradford defenders, including Kenny Dinkins, Tevin Strong, Clayton Woods, Rodderick Broomfield and Don Jeffers, tackle Wakulla wide receiver Jordan Franks.

A group of Bradford defenders, including Kenny Dinkins, Tevin Strong, Clayton Woods, Rodderick Broomfield and Don Jeffers, tackle Wakulla wide receiver Jordan Franks.

Kenny Dinkins had 36 yards on five catches in the Bradford loss.

Kenny Dinkins had 36 yards on five catches in the Bradford loss.

Bradford’s Kenny Dinkins (center) gets tackled along the sideline by Wakulla defenders Kieryn Parsons and Bryan Nichols.

Bradford’s Kenny Dinkins (center) gets tackled along the sideline by Wakulla defenders Kieryn Parsons and Bryan Nichols.

Jarvis DeSue gets tackled by Wakulla’s James Douin.

Jarvis DeSue gets tackled by Wakulla’s James Douin.

Bradford running back Jarvis DeSue follows the block of Don Jeffers.

Bradford running back Jarvis DeSue follows the block of Don Jeffers.

A group of Bradford defenders, including Kenny Dinkins, Tevin Strong, Clayton Woods, Rodderick Broomfield and Don Jeffers, tackle Wakulla wide receiver Jordan Franks.

A group of Bradford defenders, including Kenny Dinkins, Tevin Strong, Clayton Woods, Rodderick Broomfield and Don Jeffers, tackle Wakulla wide receiver Jordan Franks.

Tra’Von Thomas (left) attempts to elude Wakulla’s Monterious Loggins.

Tra’Von Thomas (left) attempts to elude Wakulla’s Monterious Loggins.

Bradford running back Tra’Von Thomas (far right) gets upfield for a gain.

Bradford running back Tra’Von Thomas (far right) gets upfield for a gain.

Tra’Von Thomas (left) gets tackled after making a reception.

Tra’Von Thomas (left) gets tackled after making a reception.

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