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All-County football team to be revealed Thursday


The 51st annual Kenosha News All-County football team will be revealed in Thursday’s editions.

The team was selected by the Kenosha News sports writers, led by Andrew Horschak, with input from county coaches.

This team has seen many of Kenosha County’s greats honored through the years. Familiar names such as Melvin Gordon, Trae Waynes, Kyle Sebetic, Zac Epping, Brian Cotton, Adrian Davis, Vince Zullo and Craig Cummings have made All-County.

Kentala among the SEC’s best

Franklin running back Gavin Boeck was a unanimous pick as the Offensive Player of the Year and Franklin teammates Ben McCarthy and Kobe Knaak shared the Defensive Player of the Year award when the All-Southeast Conference football team was revealed recently.

If there was an award for the Overall Player of the Year, Jake Kentala would definitely be in the running.

A painful return



GREEN BAY — Former Bradford High School and University of Wisconsin star running back Melvin Gordon certainly didn’t expect to experience the kind of frustrating afternoon that he had Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Gordon’s day at Lambeau in pictures


Here is a pictorial look at Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon’s day at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Gordon, a running back, fumbled twice and was benched in the San Diego Chargers’ 27-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Bradford wins its third in a row


Bradford finished the season with its third consecutive victory, beating Racine Case, 24-14, in a Southeast Conference game at Jaskwhich Stadium on Friday night.

The Red Devils (4-5, 3-4 SEC) fell behind 7-0 early and trailed 14-10 at half, but touchdowns by Romeo Sullivan (1-yard run) and Erick Doke (4-yard run) in the second half put Bradford ahead.

Prep football: Bradford vs. Racine Case

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Bradford rolls past Tremper


KENOSHA — The Bradford football team cost itself automatic playoff eligibility by struggling to finish games earlier this season.

It’s never too late to change that, especially against your crosstown rival.

Prep football: Bradford vs. Tremper

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Ameche Field

Hoff, Bradford whitewash Park

Mitchell Hoff did a little bit of everything Friday in helping Bradford get its first Southeast Conference victory of the season.

Hoff passed for 90 yards and rushed for 126 with two touchdowns as Bradford broke open a scoreless game in the second quarter and shut out Racine Park 30-0 in SEC action at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Prep football: Bradford vs. Racine Park

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Photo gallery: Waynes vs. Gordon in pictures


Here’s a look in pictures at Sunday’s game between former Bradford teammates Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon.

Waynes’ Vikings got the best of Gordon’s Chargers 34-14 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

It was Trae’s day


Trae Waynes’ first extended playing time in the NFL did not include a chance to tackle his best friend and former Bradford teammate Melvin Gordon.

The Kenoshans met at Minneapolis’ TCF Stadium on Sunday with Waynes’ Vikings’ flattening Gordon’s Chargers 31-14.

Indian Trail beats Bradford to clinch playoff berth


KENOSHA — It was a subdued celebration on Friday night at Jaskwhich Stadium.

The Indian Trail football team clinched a WIAA playoff berth for the third year in a row, remained undefeated in the Southeast Conference and picked up the traveling DevilHawk trophy with a convincing 27-7 victory over rival Bradford.

Prep football: Bradford vs. Indian Trail

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Mistakes cost Bradford



No spin control can make this one look better than it was.

Prep football: Bradford vs. Racine Horlick

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Gordon nearly scores in debut


SAN DIEGO — Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon came close to scoring a touchdown in his NFL debut.

With Gordon leading running backs with 51 yards, the San Diego Chargers came back to down the Detroit Lions 33-28 on Sunday.

Bradford has no answers against powerhouse Franklin

FRANKLIN — Bradford punter Kyle Sinclair got quite a workout jogging on and off the field on Friday night.

The Red Devils went three-and-out on their first six possessions and never recovered in a 55-21 loss to Southeast Conference favorite and WIAA Division-1 state title contender Franklin.

Red Devils can’t finish off Oak Creek

Bradford football coach Matt Rizzo had hoped his team had figured out how to win close games when the Red Devils pulled out an overtime victory against Lake Geneva Badger last week.

After watching visiting Oak Creek rally for a 21-10 victory on Friday in a Southeast Conference opener, Rizzo knows his squad still has some learning to do.

Bradford (1-1) vs. Oak Creek (2-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Bradford prevails over Badger in OT

It was probably fitting that Jake Kentala made the game-saving tackle for the Bradford football team Friday night because the 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior was basically “Mr. Everything” for the Red Devils in their 26-25 non-conference overtime victory over Lake Geneva Badger at Jaskwhich Stadium.

After Erick Doke III scored on a 15-yard run up the middle and Kyle Sinclair kicked the extra point to give the Red Devils a 26-19 lead at the start of overtime, Badger answered four plays later with quarterback Isaac Ziervogel’s 2-yard run to pull within 26-25.

Bradford (0-1) vs. Badger (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Wilmot knocks off Bradford


WILMOT — Soaked in sweat and still exhausted with his pads mostly removed, Wilmot senior lineman Wyatt Heckel wore a huge grin as the Bradford football players — many obviously larger than Heckel — walked behind him to the locker room.

On this Friday night, at least, Heckel and his undersized teammates would not be denied.

Bradford football team has talent, experience


KENOSHA — Starting eight sophomores is never ideal for any high school football team.

That’s the situation that Bradford coach Matt Rizzo found himself in during his first season in 2013.

Bradford vs. Wilmot

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

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Bradford Football Roster


    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    2 Tony Martin QB 5-10 150 So.

    3 Romeo Sullivan RB 5-6 140 Jr.

    4 Andrew Wittkowske WR 5-10 150 Jr.

    7 Mitchell Capelli DB 5-9 160 Sr.

    8 Dominique Glass LB 5-9 175 So.

    9 Nate McDonald DB 5-11 170 Sr.

    10 Marquon Williams WR 6-0 170 So.

    11 Damian Allison LB 5-9 155 So.

    12 Marquis Feldman RB 5-9 165 Sr.

    14 Devonte’ Hale DB 6-1 170 Jr.

    15 Mitchell Hoff QB 6-1 180 Sr.

    16 John Ward WR 5-10 170 Sr.

    17 Kyle Newman LB 5-9 185 Sr.

    18 Jared Simenson WR 5-10 160 Jr.

    19 Kyle Sinclair K-P 5-11 185 Sr.

    20 TQ Washington RB 5-6 155 So.

    21 Jake Kentala WR-DB 6-1 185 Sr.

    22 Frank Lucchetta DB 6-1 185 Sr.

    23 Austin Henningfield WR 6-0 175 Sr.

    24 Ulises Jimenez RB 5-9 165 Sr.

    25 Erick Doke III RB 6-1 185 So.

    27 Tre’Mel Harris DB 5-8 145 So.

    28 Trey Glass LB 5-10 185 So.

    30 Niko DeLaCruz DB 5-9 145 Sr.

    31 Nick Ward DB 5-8 160 Jr.

    32 Marshaun Bell RB 6-1 210 So.

    34 Noah Rosales DL 6-0 210 Jr.

    35 Alex Weber WR 5-9 140 Jr.

    39 Donnie Jackson LB 5-9 200 Sr.

    40 Nathan Swartz LB 5-10 170 So.

    42 Scottie Bobeck LB 5-11 195 Sr.

    45 Tyler Schouten LB 5-11 185 Jr.

    47 Vinny Hoff DL 6-2 195 Jr.

    49 Alex Dages DL 6-0 205 Sr.

    51 Josh Labbe OL 5-11 250 Sr.

    52 Cory Llanas DL 5-8 170 Jr.

    53 C.J. Scott DL 6-4 230 Sr.

    55 Chris Considine DL 6-2 240 Jr.

    59 Nik Vasquez DL 5-9 180 Jr.

    60 Karson Koprovic OL 6-0 220 So.

    62 Gavin Deboer DL 6-1 210 Jr.

    63 J.J. Vega OL 6-2 235 Sr.

    66 Mitch Schend OL 5-10 185 Sr.

    67 Selman Aliji DL 6-3 300 Sr.

    68 John Sykora OL 6-1 275 Jr.

    69 Nick Kroes OL 6-0 270 Jr.

    70 Trevor Wester OL 5-11 260 Sr.

    71 Jake Moczarney OL 6-2 245 Jr.

    73 Beau Cecchi OL 6-3 230 Jr.

    75 Andrew Lyons OL 6-4 230 So.

    76 Santino Avila DL 6-1 255 Jr.

    77 Collin Aker OL 6-3 280 Sr.

    80 Chase Petersen TE 6-3 190 Sr.

    83 Kyle Smith TE 6-1 180 Jr.

    84 Charlie Tilapa WR 5-10 160 Jr.

    85 Isaiah Brewer WR 6-0 185 Sr.

    Head coach — Matt Rizzo, third season

    Assistant coaches — Mike Greinke, Scott Steger, Larry Kamin, John Choi, Brad Fortney, Bill Vassos, Jeremy Sowma, Aaron Williams, Karl Richter, Matt Chwala, Gaz Osmani, Cody Mathias, Brandon Mecozzi, Brice Slamann, Shawnelle Gross

Bradford schedule and results


    (Home games at Jaskwhich Stadium)

    Aug. 21 — Wilmot 21, Bradford 16

    Aug. 28 — Bradford 26, Badger 25 (OT)

    Sept. 4 — Oak Creek 21, Bradford 10

    Sept. 11 — Franklin 55, Bradford 21

    Sept. 18 — Racine Horlick 26, Bradford 17

    Sept. 25 — Indian Trail 27, Bradford 7

    Oct. 2 — Bradford 30, Racine Park 0

    Oct. 9 — Bradford 37, Tremper 6

    Oct. 16 — Bradford 24, Racine Case 14




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