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What they are saying about Gordon, Waynes

The buzz surrounding Kenosha’s pair of first-round picks showed no slgns of quieting down as Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon arrived in their new professional homes following last week’s NFL draft.

Here’s what team personnel and draft analysts had to say:

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune highlighted Waynes’ speed and strength as the keys to making the Vikings competitive against the formidable NFC North offenses.

Day 1: Getting to know you


Bradford products Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon spent their first full day as members of the National Football League getting to know their respective teams.

A day after both were taken in the first round of the NFL Draft in Chicago, each Kenoshan was introduced at a press conference in their respective cities.

Kenosha’s NFL Draft in photos


It has been quite a run for Kenosha and the NFL Draft — and it may not be over.

Bradford products Trae Waynes (a Harborside Academy graduate) and Melvin Gordon were first round picks in the 80th annual draft Thursday in Chicago.

JOHNSON: Waynes calm before the draft storm


CHICAGO — On a 21st-floor suite at the Palmer House Hilton, high above the bustling streets of downtown Chicago just blocks from NFL draft headquarters at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Trae Waynes’ life was hours away from changing forever.

Family and friends were strewn about the room, various merchandise scattered across a table, and someone was taking requests for a McDonald’s run.




CHICAGO — Two close friends. Two close NFL draft picks.

Scanning the mock drafts


With the National Football League Draft two days away, here is a look at where some mock drafts have Kenosha’s Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon faring in the first round:

AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner has Waynes, a defensive back from Michigan State who played at Bradford and graduated from Harborside, going to the Vikings at No. 11.

Gordon: Combine ‘was a great experience’


The NFL scouting combine is a test of body and mind.

It is as much a physical showcase as it is a mental marathon and Kenosha native Melvin Gordon ran the gauntlet of tests at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last week.

Waynes dashes for cash at combine



Trae Waynes won $100,000 on Monday.

Photo gallery: Gordon at the NFL Combine


Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon was the center of attention at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday.

Here is a look in photos at the former Wisconsin running back’s day with the media as he prepares for an NFL career.

Gordon lights up the ‘Twitterverse’


Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon rushed for an Outback Bowl-record 251 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 overtime victory over Auburn on Thursday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

During and after his final game in a University of Wisconsin uniform, the Twitterverse was singing the praises of the fourth-year junior running back.

Gordon a first-teamer


Kenoshan Melvin Gordon added Associated Press first-team All-American to his resume on Tuesday.

The Wisconsin running back garnered first-team honors following a weekend where he finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who also made the first team.

A few words from the finalist


Bradford graduate and University of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon was named as a Heisman Trophy finalist on Monday night.

And why not?

Inability to finish drives dooms Bradford

FRANKLIN — It could’ve turned out differently, but this is what happens when you don’t finish.

The underdog Bradford football team put up a gutsy effort in a WIAA Division-1 first-round playoff game at Franklin on Friday night, outgaining the Sabers 331-280 and pushing eight of its nine drives into enemy territory.

Bradford (3-6) vs. Franklin (7-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Franklin High School (8222 S. 51st St.)

Bradford in playoffs via formula



Bradford football coach Matt Rizzo wasn’t doing what most high school football coaches are on the third Friday night of October.

Tremper blocks Bradford



In its storied history, the Tremper football program has won three WIAA state titles.

Bradford vs. Tremper

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Bradford has playoff spot on the line in matchup with Tremper


No, the high school football playoffs have not started a week early.

It will only seem that way when Bradford and Tremper close out the regular season with their 54th meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jaskwhich Stadium.

One good half not enough for Bradford in loss at Oak Creek

OAK CREEK — The mission is simple now for the Bradford football team.

Defeat Tremper in next week’s regular-season finale and secure a spot in the WIAA playoffs. Lose, however, and begin preparing for the 2015 season.

Bradford vs. Oak Creek

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Oak Creek High School (340 E. Puetz Road)

Devils stand firm


The Bradford defense bent, but wouldn’t break Friday night.

Prep football preview: Bradford vs. Racine Horlick

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Red Devils stop Hawks



KENOSHA — This one was far from a fluke.

Bradford vs. Indian Trail

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Indian Trail has stormed back

In its second game of the season, the Indian Trail football team suffered a 35-0 loss to Stevenson in a weather-shortened non-conference matchup that lasted all of 15 minutes and 42 seconds in Lincolnshire, Ill.

What happened the following week says a lot about the Hawks.

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Bradford Football Roster


    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    1 Alexio Rosales RB 6-2 190 Sr.

    2 Tony Martin QB 5-10 150 Fr.

    3 Jeremy Willis WR 6-0 160 Jr.

    4 Oliver Rivas LB 5-10 190 Sr.

    5 La’Ryan Johnson LB 6-1 225 Sr.

    7 Mitchell Capelli DB 5-8 160 Jr.

    9 Nate McDonald DB 5-10 160 Jr.

    10 Cam Herda WR 5-11 165 Jr.

    12 Mason Bose DB 5-6 165 Sr.

    14 Jordan Christensen LB 5-11 195 Sr.

    15 Mitchell Hoff QB 6-1 175 Jr.

    16 John Ward LB 5-10 170 Jr.

    17 Kyle Newman LB 5-9 185 Jr.

    19 Kyle Sinclair K 5-11 185 Jr.

    20 Isaiah Williams RB 5-9 140 Sr.

    21 Jake Kentala DB 5-11 170 Jr.

    22 Frank Lucchetta DB 5-9 170 Jr.

    23 Steve Stover DB 5-11 170 Sr.

    24 Ulises Jimenez RB 5-8 155 Jr.

    25 Cory Knutsen DB 5-10 165 Sr.

    26 Lenny Kiser DB 6-1 160 Jr.

    27 Mateo Infusino RB 5-8 165 Sr.

    28 Riley Christensen DB 5-10 150 Jr.

    30 Niko DeLaCruz DB 5-8 145 Jr.

    31 Riccardo Mattioli WR 5-6 150 Jr.

    33 Zack Kaye RB 5-11 175 Sr.

    34 Noah Rosales LB 6-0 210 So.

    39 Donnie Jackson LB 5-9 175 Jr.

    42 Scottie Bobeck LB 5-10 185 Jr.

    45 Tyler Schouten LB 5-10 175 So.

    49 Alex Dages DL 6-0 185 Jr.

    50 Joe Young DL 6-1 175 Jr.

    51 Josh Labbe OL 5-11 240 Jr.

    52 Steven Soto OL 5-9 215 Sr.

    53 Chris Vertz DL 6-1 180 Jr.

    54 Matt Capelli OL 6-0 220 Sr.

    55 Tyler Nichols DL 5-9 250 Sr.

    56 Piao Guerrero DL 5-10 251 Sr.

    57 Desean Canady DL 5-9 255 Jr.

    58 Tavares Cannon DL 6-1 220 Sr.

    59 Maurice Bland DL 6-0 227 Jr.

    60 Ronnie Duffin OL 5-10 230 Jr.

    61 Chris Benn OL 6-1 205 Sr.

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

    64 C.J. Scott OL 6-3 225 Jr.

    66 Mitch Schend OL 5-10 185 Jr.

    67 Selman Aliji OL 6-3 300 Jr.

    70 Trevor Wester DL 5-10 240 Jr.

    72 Collin Aker DL 6-3 270 Jr.

    75 Cedric Williams OL 6-3 280 Sr.

    78 Nick Sharp OL 5-11 280 Jr.

    79 Brandon Olson DL 5-11 290 Jr.

    80 Chase Petersen TE 6-2 190 Jr.

    81 Cody Steinmetz WR 5-11 145 Sr.

    82 Austin Henningfield WR 5-11 185 Jr.

    83 Nelson McDaniel WR 5-9 140 Jr.

    84 Jake Piehl TE 6-1 190 Jr.

    85 Isiah Brewer WR 6-0 170 Jr.

    Head coach—Matt Rizzo, second season

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

Bradford schedule and results


    (Home games at Jaskwhich Stadium unless noted otherwise)

    Aug. 22—Arrowhead 33, Bradford 0

    Aug. 29—Brookfield Central 35, Bradford 28

    Sept. 5—Bradford 31, Racine Park 14

    Sept. 12—Franklin 48, Bradford 2

    Sept. 19—Racine Case 32, Bradford 28

    Sept. 26—Bradford 24, Indian Trail 14

    Oct. 3—Bradford 7, Racine Horlick 6

    Oct 10—Oak Creek 32, Bradford 14

    Oct. 16—Tremper 21, Bradford 14


    Oct. 24 — Franklin 24, Bradford 7




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