Bradwell Institute quarterback Christopher Garrett set a new school standard in the Tigers’ loss to New Hampstead.
Garrett threw for a school-record 368 yards as the Tigers fell 42-25 to the Phoenix on Friday night at Hokey Jackson Stadium/Olvey Field.
The loss dropped Bradwell to 1-2 on the season while the Phoenix improved to 2-0.
Garrett was 20-of-37 and threw three touchdown passes.
“He’s doing a tremendous job,” Tigers coach DeShon Brock said. “I love that he has command of the offense and he trusts his receivers to go get these 50-50 balls.”
Garrett has thrown for 751 yards and six touchdowns through three games, and Brock said his senior quarterback can get better.
“I have to get CJ to understand he doesn’t have to be Superman,” Brock said. “He’s capable of doing that, of sometimes taking the easy money instead of forcing the ball downfield. Sometimes we have people open five, 10, 15 yards down the field.”Jamari Bonaparte’s 47yard touchdown run and Rashawn Truell’s first TD pass put the Phoenix in front 14-0. Bradwell answered, as Garrett threw a 30-yard scoring and added another TD throw later in the second quarter to bring the Tigers within 14-13.
The Phoenix had an answer of their own as Jaylen Hampton, in a wildcat formation, broke off a 59-yard TD run on fourth-and-3, pushing his way through the Tigers defense.
Nate Pearson caught a touchdown pass to push the lead to 28-13 before halftime.
“New Hampstead has a very dynamic offense,” Brock said. “Their quarterback has a howitzer for an arm. We knew we had to take care of the ball and score points.”
New Hampstead scored on its first drive of the second half, a Kamari Maxwell 21-yard TD run, and pushed the lead to 42-25 as Truell and Malachi Lonnon hooked up again on a touchdown pass to start the fourth quarter.
Garrett ran for a score and added another TD pass.
The Tigers also had three drives end in New Hampstead territory on failed fourthdown conversions.
Bryant Thomas had nine catches for 132 yards, and Tyon Jones added 133 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. Zay Thomas had a touchdown among his three catches and Eric Concepcion had two catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Wade Cobb finished with 38 yards on 11 carries.
Bradwell hosts South Effingham on Friday. The Mustangs are 2-0 after a 35-0 win over Islands.
“We have our work cut out for us,” Brock said.