Charlton County used its passing game to effectively pull away from the Bradwell Tigers in Friday’s game at Olvey Field. Indian quarterback Trae Harrington had ample time in the pocket to pick his receivers, gaining 317 passing yards in the Indians’ 38-25 win over Bradwell.
The Tiger defense gave the Indians five first downs due to penalties, and the offense allowed three interceptions, giving the visiting team the ball.
The Tigers fought for every inch and had several exceptional moments, though. Tiger running back Sammie Clayton had 12 carries for 112 yards and busted through tackles to earn a 66-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Dangelo Smith returned a kickoff 79 yards for another Tiger TD, and Michael Burnett had a 42-yard touchdown reception.
But the Indians still held a 31-19 advantage at the half.
In the second half, Tiger Terrius Crimiel gave the BI squad its last touchdown of the game off a 10-yard run.
The Tiger defense stepped up its pressure in the second half of regulation, giving up only one 16-yard touchdown pass to the Indians. The Tigers held the Indians to 33 yards on the ground, but the Indians relied primarily on the passing arm of Harrington and didn’t challenge the ground defense as much.
According to initial stats, the Indians’ offense ran 83 plays to the Tigers’ 65.
Tiger quarterback LeBaron Anthony was 3-of-10 for 60 passing yards. Backup quarterback Duane Johnson was 3-of-3 for 12 yards. The Tigers rushed for 240 yards on 38 carries for the game.
It was a minor set-back for the BI squad after toppling Savannah High, 34-28, the previous week. The Tigers will have two weeks to get ready for their Region 3B-AAAAA opener at Effingham County on Sept. 27. Bradwell has a bye this week.