Bradwell breaks big plays in 26-8 win over TCHS

Jordan Usher catches a Dalton McBride pass
Jordan Usher reels in a Dalton McBride pass
Usher dives for a TD
Usher dives for a TD
Usher catches a 2-pt pass from McBride
Usher catches a 2-pt pass from McBride

In a 2014 scrimmage in the Pit, Toombs County and Bradwell Institute played to a scoreless tie. In a rematch, back in Lyons, the two varsity squads combined for 34 points in Bradwell’s 26-8 victory. The Tigers also won the junior varsity quarter 8-0. Watch a Bryce Braddy Slideshow  Highlights  Y-101 Play-By-Play

The Bulldogs scored on their second possession. On their first a rash of five-yard penalty flags set them back after they had set up a third down and one on the Tigers’ side of the field. Senior Jordan Usher made three big plays on the scoring drive. First he caught a pass from sophomore quarterback Dalton McBride and ran the ball inside the 10-yard line. McBride carried the ball to the three and then Usher took over at QB and dove into the end zone for the touchdown on a three-yard run. McBride came back in to throw the ball for the two-point conversion and he hit Usher in the right corner of the south end zone to put TCHS up 8-0 with 2:34 remaining in the first quarter.

Bradwell’s Keith Thomas returned the kickoff for an 87-yard touchdown and then scored on a 35-yard by Christian Evans to take a 12-8 lead with no time left on the first quarter clock.

In the second quarter the Tigers Luther Echols, 5-5 186 pound back, ran 80-yards for a touchdown with 2:25 left in the second quarter and then with 24 seconds remaining in the half Romero Smith caught a touchdown pass. Bradwell kicker Darian Banks missed both of his first quarter PAT tries by booting the ball under the cross bar and into the line in the north end zone. However, he nailed his kicks in the south end zone as Bradwell built up a 26-8 halftime lead.

Neither team scored in the third quarter. However, with Usher at quarterback, the Bulldogs drove into the red zone on the final varsity offensive possession.

Bradwell’s junior varsity team scored on a 51-yard run and a two-point conversion with 9:17 left in the fourth quarter.