September 26, 2016
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The inaugural game at Mary D. Bradford Stadium last Thursday night between Bradford and Indian Trail came down to a final few frantic seconds before the Hawks prevailed 41-38. ( KENOSHA NEWS FILE PHOTO BY BRIAN PASSINO )

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.

Bradford junior quarterback Tony Martin was white-hot and had led the Red Devils from their 6-yard line to the Hawks’ 19 with 20 seconds left after a 14-yard strike to Jasir Woods.

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.

Bradford fades in the fourth quarter

RACINE — The Bradford football team scored on the final play of the third quarter to take a nine-point lead at Racine Horlick on Friday night, but the Red Devils managed just 6 yards in the final quarter and suffered a 31-30 loss.

“We missed some things,” Bradford coach Matt Rizzo said. “We missed some throws and they had some timely things happen. It was one of those things where we had some opportunities and we just didn’t come through with it.”

Bradford (1-3, 1-1 SEC) vs. Racine Horlick (3-1, 1-1)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Horlick Athletic Field (1648 Memorial Drive, Racine)

Mistakes sink Bradford in loss to Franklin

Last week, Bradford’s offense resembled a locomotive charging full steam ahead as it totaled 361 yards and five of the team’s six touchdowns in a one-point upset/comeback victory over (then-) seventh-ranked Oak Creek.

On Friday night against Southeast Conference rival Franklin, however, the Red Devils’ offense mostly ran off the tracks.

Prep football: Bradford (1-2) vs. Franklin (2-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium (6800 60th St.)

Monday Morning Quarterback: Never any doubt for Bradford


Bradford football coach Matt Rizzo knew immediately he was going for two points and the win on Friday night.

Never mind extending the game against No. 7 Oak Creek on the road and taking your chances in overtime.

Bradford and Tremper score SEC triumphs


The first win of the Jared McGranahan era at Tremper was a memorable one.

The same can be said for Bradford’s first win of the season.

Prep football: Bradford (0-2) at Oak Creek (2-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road

Kenosha college football connections


Here’s a look at where some Kenosha County products are opening their college football seasons:

Player (position, school, high school, opener)

Monday Morning Quarterback: Experience pays off


There were plenty of accolades to go around after Wilmot’s 64-7 thumping of visiting Cudahy on Friday.

Included in the praise was the work of the Panthers’ talented underclassmen who have helped their team post a 2-0 record in a pair of non-conference contests heading into Friday’s Southern Lakes Conference opener with defending co-champion Waterford.

A meeting in Minny


And the answer is ... Melvin Gordon.

The Bradford graduate will go down in history as the first player ever to score a touchdown in U.S. Bank Stadium, which debuted Sunday with a preseason game in which the host Minnesota Vikings defeated the San Diego Chargers 23-10 in Minneapolis.

Gordon, Waynes meet in Vikings’ new stadium


Bradford products Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes will meet again Sunday in an NFL game — only this time it doesn’t count.

Gordon’s San Diego Chargers visit Waynes’ Minnesota Vikings in a preseason game at noon on Fox in Minneapolis.

Badger blanks Bradford

LAKE GENEVA — Football teams that face Badger know what they have to deal with.

Prep football: Bradford (0-1) at Lake Geneva Badger (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Badger High School, Lake Geneva

Brent runs Wilmot by Devils


The Wilmot football team’s streak of success in season openers continued Friday night at Jaskwhich Stadium, while the opposite trend continued for Bradford.

Robert Brent’s 10-yard run with 1 minute, 10 seconds left carried Wilmot to a 21-14 victory — its fourth consecutive win on opening night, while Bradford lost its opener for the fifth consecutive season.

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