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Tornadoes fall behind 19-0 in eventual 38-25 loss

Kenny Dinkins returns a kickoff for Bradford in the third quarter.

Kenny Dinkins returns a kickoff for Bradford in the third quarter.


Tornadoes fall behind 19-0 in eventual 38-25 loss

 

BY CLIFF SMELLEY

Regional News/Sports Editor

Host Eastside rolled up approximately 500 yards en route to handing the Bradford High School football team a 38-25 loss in the teams’ regular-season finale on Nov. 8 in Gainesville.

The Rams (5-5) built a 19-0 lead and maintained a 19-point lead at the half. Bradford (3-6) scored on the opening drive of the second half to pull to within two scores, but Eastside responded with two touchdowns in less than a minute to go up 38-12.

Bradford running back Jarvis DeSue rushed for 72 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Jacob Luke rushed for 67 yards.

Luke completed 6-of-16 passes for 119 yards. He threw touchdowns of 5 yards to Justin Williams and 22 yards to Keaaris Ardley.

Kenny Dinkins was the leading receiver with 68 yards on three catches, while Williams finished with two catches for 29 yards.

Ardley, who had just the one reception, scored another touchdown on the night when he fell on a DeSue fumble in the end zone.

The Rams had two players gain more than 100 yards on the ground: Octavious Simmons (163) and Malachi Lofland (117).

Eastside quarterback Landon Rogers completed 14-of-22 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown.

Bradford running back Tra’von Thomas carries the ball for a 7-yard gain on the second half’s opening drive.

Bradford running back Tra’von Thomas carries the ball for a 7-yard gain on the second half’s opening drive.

Tra’von Thomas carries the ball for Bradford.

Tra’von Thomas carries the ball for Bradford.

Bradford’s Shawn Aaron tackles Eastside’s Dantez Willis. Bradford’s Clayton Woods is also pictured coming in to help finish the play off.

Bradford’s Shawn Aaron tackles Eastside’s Dantez Willis. Bradford’s Clayton Woods is also pictured coming in to help finish the play off.

Quarterback Jacob Luke heads upfield for the Tornadoes.

Quarterback Jacob Luke heads upfield for the Tornadoes.

Bradford quarterback Jacob Luke scrambles out of the pocket.

Bradford quarterback Jacob Luke scrambles out of the pocket.

Eastside’s D’quan Davis breaks up a pass intended for Bradford receiver Kenny Dinkins.

Eastside’s D’quan Davis breaks up a pass intended for Bradford receiver Kenny Dinkins.

Bradford running back Jarvis DeSue gets brought down from behind.

Bradford running back Jarvis DeSue gets brought down from behind.

Keaaris Ardley returns a kickoff for the Tornadoes.

Keaaris Ardley returns a kickoff for the Tornadoes.

Shawn Aaron (left) attempts to slow Eastside’s Malachi Lofland down. Bradford’s Tra’von Thomas is also pictured.

Shawn Aaron (left) attempts to slow Eastside’s Malachi Lofland down. Bradford’s Tra’von Thomas is also pictured.

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