Bradford Tornadoes rally past Hawthorne


The Bradford Tornadoes rallied from a 25-8 deficit with 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Hawthorne Hornets 28-25 Thursday night in Starke.

Hawthorne took the early lead with 13 first quarter points, but the Tornadoes answered in the second quarter with an early touchdown and two-point conversion to cut the lead to 13-8, which is how it stayed until halftime.

The Hornets extended their lead in the third quarter with two touchdowns to take a 25-8 lead into the final period.

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But in the fourth quarter, the Tornadoes put on a furious rally with three touchdowns of their own to take a 28-25 lead and rally past previously unbeaten Hornets.

The victory gives Bradford a 2-4 record, while Hawthorne falls to 3-1. 

Next week the Hornets are back home against Union County, while Bradford travels to Gainesville to take on PK Yonge.

Be sure to catch the Game of the Week between the St. Francis Catholic Wolves and the Bell Bulldogs on I am Country 106.9 FM this Friday night starting at 6:30 pm.

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