Homecoming night was a tough one for Bradwell Institute as the Tigers fell to Glynn Academy, 37-6, on Friday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest at Olvey Field.
The Red Terrors scored the game’s first touchdown after the Tigers fumbled the ball on the first offensive play of the night. That gave Glynn the ball at the Bradwell 27-yard line. The visiting team scored three plays later.
Despite some great gains by Tigers Luther Echols and Trevon McCoy on BI’s next series, Bradwell was forced to punt. The Red Terrors then drove downfield, but on fourth-and-short, Tiger Jeff Andrew delivered a huge tackle on the Glynn running back for a 12-yard loss. However, Bradwell couldn’t keep that momentum going and again was forced to punt.
In the second quarter, the Red Terrors nearly scored a safety as the Tiger offense was forced to start on its own 12 and was pushed back on a false start.
After Bradwell punted, the Red Terrors had a short field. But the visitors failed to capitalize as a wide-open receiver dropped a potential touchdown reception.
Late in the half, Stephen Felton tackled a Red Terror receiver for a big loss of yards, and Isiah Barnes and Andrew sacked the quarterback on the next play. That forced the Red Terrors into a 47-yard field-goal attempt, which fell short.
At halftime, the Tigers trailed, 7-0.
In the third quarter, the Red Terrors ran a no-huddle offense that gave the Tigers a tough time with trying to make defensive substitutions. The Tigers also committed back-to-back turnovers. By the end of the quarter, the Red Terrors had scored 24 unanswered points.
Down 31-0 at the start of the fourth, Echols pounded his way downfield on a long touchdown run to get the home team on the scoreboard. But almost immediately, the Red Terrors answered by returning the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a score.
The Tigers, 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the region, play at Effingham County next Friday in another region contest.
The evening began with a special presentation when Doranne Jackson, the widow of former Tigers football coach Hokey Jackson, presented BI Principal Scott Carrier with the 1965 state-championship football and ring. Carrier also introduced five former players from the state title winning team.
Also there for the ceremony was Clifford Johnson, Jackson’s longtime assistant coach who took over as head coach after Jackson stepped down.
During halftime, J’Ki Carmichael and Takyla Edwards were crowned the homecoming king and queen.