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Portley leading BI defenders

POSTED: October 17, 2012 10:45 a.m.
Patty Leon/

Bradwell’s Jordan Portley leads the Tigers in tackles with 54 so far.

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Bradwell Institute football player Jordan Portley is leading in tackles for the Tigers defense, which held off the Windsor Forest Knights last Friday in a 13-10 win in Savannah.
Portley — who had 12.5 total tackles against the Knights, including one tackle for loss to go with one interception and two pass breakups — has 54 total tackles so far this season. In just his third game, Quonte Haggray is second with 41.5 total tackles, while Greg Howard is third with 31.5.
Against Effingham County, the Tigers killed drives with sacks. Stephon Green had two sacks and a sack each from Shakazz Johnson and DeMichael Green each had one sack as the Knights looked to place points on the board after the Tigers tied the game at 7-all. The Knights had to settle for a field goal to go up 10-7, but the Tigers regained the lead when quarterback LaBaron Anthony hit Kirk Hill for a 27-yard reception. That set up a short touchdown run by Justin Hurt for the win.
The win helped the Tigers break a 12-game losing streak and moved them up from last place in Region 3-AAAAA.
According to, Ware County and Effingham are tied atop the region with 3-0 records. Richmond Hill and Jenkins are tied at 2-1, while Glynn Academy ? Bradwell’s next opponent — is tied with the Tigers at 1-2. Windsor Forest and Groves remain winless in the region and overall.
The Tigers (1-5 overall) host Glynn Academy next Friday in their third game at the newly constructed Olvey Field.

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