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Tigers fall in Camden
Bradwell falls to fourth place in Region 3-AAAAA
Tiger wide receiver Leonard Felton holds onto the ball as Wildcat defenders bring him down. The Tigers lost 56-9 in Camden County, but still made the first round of the playoffs where they will face Stephenson. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Playoff games

Playoff games


• Bradwell at Stephenson, at 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 13, at the James R. Halliford Stadium (formerly Dekalb Memorial Stadium), 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkson.

• Liberty County High School Panthers at LaGrange, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Callaway Stadium, 801 Dallis St. (LaGrange College’s Stadium).

The Bradwell Institute Tigers lost 56-9 to the Camden County Wildcats on Friday in Kingsland. The loss dropped Bradwell to fourth in Region 3-AAAAA as Jenkins defeated Beach High to clinch third.

At first, the Tigers seemed to have a chance. On the Wildcats’ first possession, they fumbled on their third play from scrimmage, and Tiger David Swinford scooped up the pick. The Tigers marched down 29 yards in two plays and Wilson Brown scored a touchdown. But David Miller’s PAT was blocked — a sign of things to come.

The Wildcats bounced back and marched the length of the field. On two occasions, Tiger Saquan Anderson made tackles, saving a Wildcats touchdown. Eventually, though, the Wildcats found the end zone and got a PAT.

On the Tigers’ next offensive drive, Brown was sacked on third down for a big loss, forcing the punt. Miller’s kick bounced out of bounds and the Wildcats started at their own 33-yard line.

The Wildcats methodically ate away at the clock. The first quarter finished and the second quarter opened with a short run for another touchdown, putting Camden up 14-6.

On the ensuing kick, Tiger Marsalis Jackson returned the ball to the 33-yard line, but the Wildcats defense buckled down and forced a quick punt.

Miller punted a short line drive, setting up the Wildcats with a short field as they started at the Tigers’ 28-yard line.

Despite two costly penalties giving them a first down and 24 yards to go, the Wildcats completed a pass and carried the ball to the 11. Wildcat Ean Days carried the ball in for another TDs.

The Tigers opened up the pass and Brown hit Leonard Felton. Brown carried the ball twice and fullback Sheldon Barnes made some headway, but they were met with a fourth and the coaches opted to punt.

The Wildcats drove downfield for another touchdown a minute before halftime.

The Tigers took over, but Brown’s pass was intercepted by a Wildcat. With 18 seconds left, the Wildcats drove downfield and Days scored another touchdown to end the half at 35-6.

The Tigers never recovered. They managed a field goal, but the Wildcats managed to score three more touchdowns.

As the playoffs begin next week, some teams will play Friday while others will hit the grid-iron Saturday. The Bradwell Tigers are set to play Stephenson High School near Stone Mountain.

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