October 23, 2016
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Bradford puts up a fight, but falls to Oak Creek

OAK CREEK — The Bradford football team has had to fight its way out of the corner so many times this year, there was no reason to think the Red Devils would go quietly trailing 14-0 at halftime with their backup quarterback in a road playoff game on Friday night.

And they sure didn’t. They just came up short.

After managing just 87 total yards in the first half, fifth-seeded Bradford came out guns blazing with sophomore quarterback Cody Tostrud — making his first start in place of junior Tony Martin — to tie the game twice in the second half, but fourth-seeded Oak Creek withstood the barrage for a thrilling 38-28 WIAA Division-1 first-round playoff victory.

Prep football: Bradford (4-5) at Oak Creek (6-3)

What: WIAA Division-1 playoffs, first round

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Red Devils in the playoffs



MOUNT PLEASANT — The Bradford football team is playoff bound.

Prep football: Bradford (3-5, 3-3 SEC) vs. Racine Case (2-6, 2-4 SEC)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Hammes Field, 7345 Washington Ave., Racine

Bradford looking to surge into the playoffs


The playoffs officially begin next week.

For the Bradford football team, they actually started in the waning seconds of Week 6.

Defensive stop keyed Devils


In a game that featured 94 points and 967 yards of total offense, it’s easy to ignore that an old-fashioned defensive stand was a key moment in Bradford’s 60-34 Southeast Conference win over Tremper at Mary D. Bradford Stadium on Friday night.

But it’s definitely worth noting.

MMQB: Lancers not worrying


St. Joseph’s chance to win its first conference championship since 2005, when it was a member of the now-defunct Lakeshore Conference, is all but over following the Lancers’ 24-13 loss to Racine St. Catherine’s on Friday night at Ameche Field on Friday night.

While St. Catherine’s (6-2, 5-1 MCC) clinched at least a share of the Metro Classic Conference title with the win, St. Joseph (5-3 overall) dropped into a three-way tie for second in the eight-team league at 4-2 with Greendale Martin Luther (6-2 overall) and Racine Lutheran (5-3 overall).

Bradford defeats Tremper, 60-34


Here’s a snapshot of things that transpired between the Bradford and Tremper football teams at Mary D. Bradford Stadium on Friday night:

—The Red Devils had an offensive, defensive and special teams touchdown. In the first half.

Prep football: Tremper (2-5, 2-3 SEC) vs. Bradford (2-5, 2-3 SEC)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Mary D. Bradford Stadium, 3700 Washington Road

Bradford, Tremper in crucial game


In 2007, 2009 and 2010, the Bradford and Tremper football teams met in the postseason for the only times in the rivalry’s history, with the Red Devils emerging as the victors each time.

Technically, Friday night isn’t a fourth playoff game in the series. But it may as well be.

Leading Off: An early prep football playoff primer


If you haven’t gotten out to see a county high school football game yet, there are plenty of playoff and conference title implications with two regular-season weeks remaining.

Allow me to be your tour guide.

Kickoffs help out Bradford


MOUNT PLEASANT — Here are a few additional highlights from the Bradford football team’s 40-0 Southeast Conference victory over Racine Park on Friday night at Hammes Field:

Bradford makes quick work of winless Park

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Bradford football team kept its playoff hopes alive with a resounding 40-0 victory over Racine Park on a rainy Friday night at Hammes Field.

The Red Devils improved to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in the Southeast Conference after defeating last-place Park (0-7, 0-5) for the eighth consecutive time and 13th in the last 17 meetings.

Prep football: Bradford (1-5, 1-3 SEC) at Racine Park (0-6, 0-4 SEC)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Hammes Field (7345 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant)

A confusing finish for Bradford, Indian Trail


From the opening ceremonies to the final play, Thursday’s inaugural game at Mary D. Bradford Stadium was packed with nonstop action.

It was interrupted, however, by a lot of confusion during a critical sequence on Bradford’s last-gasp drive, which ended in a missed field goal as Indian Trail held on for a 41-38 victory.

Indian Trail survives thriller over Bradford



The first football game ever played at Mary D. Bradford Stadium may remain the most exciting for quite some time.

Bradford’s big bash


Not since Bradford defeated Tremper 28-14 in a WIAA Division-1 quarterfinal in 2010 has there been this much anticipation for an intra-city high school football matchup.

No, Thursday night’s 7 p.m. Southeast Conference game between Bradford and Indian Trail doesn’t carry the cachet of a trip to the state semifinals.

Prep football: Indian Trail (3-1, 3-0 SEC) vs. Bradford (1-4, 1-2 SEC)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Mary D. Bradford Stadium, 3700 Washington Rd.

Mel, Trae rewind


Former Bradford teammates Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes were flashpoints in their NFL games on Sunday.

Gordon recorded his first career 100-yard game and scored in the San Diego Chargers’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Melvin Gordon’s mom suits up for son


It was never about the jersey.

That, Carmen Gordon said Friday, she wanted to make clear.

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