Bradford visits Baldwin for JEAG Sports week 2 GOW

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For the week 2 JEAG Sports game of the week, the Bradford Tornadoes will visit the Baldwin Indians on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Both teams are 1-0 and have played some highly productive football for their first week of the season. Last week, Bradford started off exactly the way they did in 2022, with a shutout. They faced Baker County in a hard-fought 12-0 victory. Although the Tornadoes couldn’t get much going through the rushing attack, JEAG Sports top player Willie Pollard found another way to get into the end zone with an 84 yard return on the opening kickoff. The second and final touchdown of the night came at the hands of another JEAG Sports top player, Chalil Cummings on a 48 yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. As for the Bradford defense, they played lights out in their 10th shutout since the beginning of last season. Senior Duke Lewis led the way with 8 tackles (5 solo), 2 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Some other key performers on the Bradford defense were Linebacker Devon McBride, Lineman Jorden Daniels and JEAG Sports top players Chason Clark and Torin Brazell.

Baldwin played their season opener with an impressive 40-3 victory over the Wolfson Wolfpack. The Indians made the most of their limited opportunities on offense as they had two sophomore running backs (Kelvin Brown and Neshawn Jacobs) rush for over 50 yards and a touchdown each. JEAG Sports top player Leon Kirkland made his presence felt on both sides of the ball with a touchdown catch on a fade route and a 25 yard interception return touchdown. Joining Kirkland in this “Pick Six Party” was Senior Linebacker Octavious Barnes with 2 interception return touchdowns. Some other defensive leaders were Junior Yanni Loyd with 8 total tackles (7 solo) and Mason Carter with 5 tackles (4 solo), 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and a caused fumble. Both Baldwin and Bradford have some standout athletes on offense and defense. This is the game that will set the tone for the progression of each of these talented programs. This match-up is going to be one of the best games of the 2023 season.

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